I’ve been getting a few emails about this and I guess I should at least mention it before more untrue rumors spread.
There was an isolated incident at the World Humanist Congress where two people — Greydon Square (rapper) and Brian Sapient (Rational Response Squad) — got into a fight. The fight was initiated by Greydon (who was soon escorted away by police). Brian had to be taken to the hospital. I spoke to him today. He’s still hurting, but he’s fine.
In any case, this posting is fairly accurate in discussing what happened. It leaves out some details, but it gets the big picture right.
You can read Brian’s response to everything here.
This morning, Greydon issued a statement of his own.
Obviously, no one wanted this to happen, but hopefully, they can work out their differences. I know we’d be losing a tremendous talent if Greydon were to now be shunned. And as much as I dislike some of what RRS does, Brian’s an important voice for atheists as well. This shouldn’t be either person’s defining moment.