Watch: Richard Dawkins reads homophobic hate mail

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Controversial evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has released a video in which he reads homophobic hate letters.

The militant atheist, who is married to former Doctor Who actress Lalla Ward, is well-known for speaking out against organised religion.

He took to YouTube to release some of the negative reactions he had received.

One letter said: “Hahaha bitch. No you are not an atheist, you are a gay-theist. LOLOL.

“They should call you Richard Dick-kins because you’re so busy sucking off Bill Maher and those Labour Party dipshits. You can’t do anything else. Oh, and your science books are shit!”

Another ‘love letter’ read: “Have you ever tried to make love to a monkey? I wouldn’t be surprised if you had since sodomites are now running all of our universities.

“But either way I hope you do get sodomized by satanic monkeys in hell. Sincerely, a created daughter of our Lord.”

Another said: You don’t think God is real because you’re gay and stupid. Why don’t you stop being gay and stupid, and go have sexytime?”

A further letter contained a number of anti-gay slurs, saying: “Hi faggot. You are leftist leech, you suck Noam Chomsky’s dick, commie faggot. Faggot well [sic] chop your commie neck off.”

The academic – who also had to be guided in the pronunciation of ‘biatch’ – said: “I think they’re all just rather fun.”