In Oklahoma, an atheist group tried to donate $100 to a Christian children’s home. Matt Wilbourn heads a local atheist organization. When he made the donation, he wrote “Muskogee Atheist Community” at the bottom of the form. He said:
“She called my desk phone at work and told me that they would not be accepting our donation because it would go against everything they believe in.”
He decided to keep raising money until he said yes. Even at $25,000, the donation was still rejected by the Christian organization. So, now the atheist group has decided to give the money to CampQuest Oklahoma, which helps atheist children. Their about page says:
“The purpose of Camp Quest is to provide children of freethinking parents a residential summer camp dedicated to improving the human condition through rational inquiry, critical and creative thinking, scientific method, self-respect, ethics, competency, democracy, free speech, and the separation of religion and government.”
Popular Republican pundit Glenn Beck weighed in on this issue. He said:
“That’s nuts… if you wanna help me help the world — unless it’s blood money, unless you’re Al Capone and this is ill-gotten money — I’ll take it from you!… It’s not going to change a thing I do! There’s no connection to that money.”
This is just plain ridiculous!
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