“I was looking forward to speaking to the conference about the threat to liberal democracy and free expression from far-left extremists who seek to normalize political violence,” Ngô told Fox News in a statement Tuesday.
“I’m not Christian, but I admire Christianity’s theological pillars of grace and forgiveness,” he said. “That is something that is prohibited in Antifa’s worldview. Unfortunately, the organizers ultimately decided that their attendees should not hear my message.”
On Monday, Religion News Service reported that Ngô was originally listed as a speaker for a Qideas event in Nashville on April 22 and 23.
Ngô said he received a terse email disinviting him. He told Fox News that he didn’t receive additional clarification on the reason for the move.
Qideas did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment, and it’s unclear why exactly Ngô’s speech was canceled.
However, rapper Jason “Propaganda” Petty, who is fiercely critical of Ngô, has said he spoke with Qideas President Gabe Lyons about the speech. In a series of tweets Monday, Petty derided Ngô as “trash” and tweeted that RNS had misquoted him to say that Lyons and other organizers hadn’t