2 the Ranting Gryphon will not be performing, or should I say blacklisted at Anthrocon according to his Twitter account.
According to his YouTube response the board against the wishes Samuel Conway (aka Uncle Kage), the board decide not to allow 2 to perform at Anthrocon. In a more recent video 2 reveled here was blacklisted from performing at Anthrocon including performing in a melody with Uncle Kage performance and the charity show. 2 was not schedule for any solo shows. Both shows are still on the schedule. He is prohibited to have access to a smaller room, or schedule during times when the main events room is unused. Even more baffling is Antrocons response. 2 still attracts the largest audience and if they want freshen the acts why not also replace Uncle Kage’s show and the Charity show? Most troubling, (now confirmed)is that same political correct intolerance that is shutting down speech in out universities, and lead to the Hugo Awards fiasco has moved into the Furry fandom.
2 is no stranger to controversial rants 2 the Ranting Gryphon including criticizing both left and right over the Transgender Bathroom issue and the Furry Raiders hysteria. I attended his performance at Rainfurrest, I dislike his show, but would never call for Rainfurrest to ban him. I would not invite to a convention would run because I would run a family friendly G rated convention. Still would not try to smear his reputation.
2 may be under a smear campaign by hysterical and misguided SWJ anti fascist instigators for conduct outside and beyond the furry fandom. For example in a recent article, In Dog Patch Press, 2 Uncool – a furry celebrity’s disgrace is a test of fandom tolerance, gives three reasons
Apr 29, 2010
“If you feel so much pain that you need to end your life because some other douche bag is calling you bad names then you DESERVE to be dead. No other species on the planet ends their own life because of minor harassment and the fact that we do just means that there’s too damn many of us and nature is trying to find a way to get rid of us. If you’re thrown into agony over little bullshit like this then you are better off killing yourself. Get off the planet and make room for others.”
Open letter to Jews
“I do not care that “your people” have been enslaved for the last 3000 years. How often have YOU been a slave? If the answer is “never”, you have no right to bitch… especially at someone who has never OWNED a slave in their life. The fact, if you care to research it, is that everyone… and I mean *everyone* has at some point, stemmed from people who have both been slaves and slave owners. There is no exception to this.”
I going to skip the third one. What I will say is both statements were made in 2 in 2010 and 2012 respectfully, why now in 2017 it has become an issue. I disagree with 2’s approach on suicide, using a faulty analogy. I agree that words are alone are not a good reason to kill one self. In the video, he also go after cyber bulling laws. In the letter to the Jews, he spoke like an atheist but not as somebody who is anti Zionist. He misses the biblical narrative God redeeming his People; the pharaoh forgets about the convent with Joseph in the closing chapters of Genesis and enslaved the Jews, and how God delivered the Jews in the Exodus and punish Egypt (remember the ten plagues). 2 the Ranting Gryphon never mentions Jewish suffering and persecution in the modern era.
We are have seen how our young people today are being condition not to confront or answer but silence and shutdown anything expression they find offensive or challenges their political view. The colleges has become mini fascist state of trigger warnings, wardrobe codes, and safe spaces. We have seen how political correctness has fester in the Science Fiction fandom. I even seen at a multi genre con where a single immature female complained about a off had joke in a Rifftrax showing.
As I said before I am no fan of 2 the Ranting Gryphon, I pray he hears the Gospel and is brought into Repentance and forgiveness of sin in Jesus Christ. Anthoncon action in handling of this issue is both a disserve to 2 and the furry fandom. As the largest furry con, I expect better.
It not lost on me the same intolerance of 2 can create a hostile environment of Christian Furs because of or biblical beliefs. The Christians could express their beliefs in the fandom by try to organize a panel or just meeting together at a con for prayer. It is sad that the same intolerance in the name of tolerance that has infested the Hugo awards is showing its ugly in the furry fandom.