Why is Censorship of Scrutiny so Much a Part of Intelligent Design?

While Michael Egnor is accusing the scientific community of censorship, the Institut Discotheque is advertising a summer seminar on Intelligent Design, and there’s something very interesting about the advertisement. Applicants for the seminar are required to provide various information about their grades and their interests, as well as “a letter of recommendation from a professor who knows your work and is friendly toward ID,or a phone interview with Dr. Bruce Gordon, CSC Research Director.” Now that’s interesting–a letter from someone who is “friendly toward ID”? What is this if not a litmus test–a gatekeeper device to prevent critics or doubters from attending their seminar?