Say it ain’t so, Joe

Credit: Brad Gregg

In a June 20 Time story about veterans and public service, Klein mused while mentioning cleanup after the Moore tornado that it’s “funny how you don’t see organized groups of secular humanists giving out hot meals,” insinuating that only the religious kind organize to help out their fellow man.

you faithful readers of Chicken- Fried News — and anyone who takes the
time to use an Internet search engine or pay attention to the news —
know that’s not the case.

such example: Moore tornado survivor Rebecca Vitsmun, who gained
international attention and support — some in the form of more than
$122,000 raised by Atheists Unite — after publicly declaring herself an
atheist in a CNN interview

real story here is how much secular humanists are doing,” said Rev.
Paul Raushenbush, senior religion editor of The Huffington Post, in an
interview on the website.

tornado relief aid has come from groups such as Foundation Beyond
Belief, Atheists Giving Aid, FreeOK, Oklahoma Atheists and Norman
Naturalism Group, according to Hemant Mehta at the Friendly Atheist

And that doesn’t
include the countless fundraisers, cleanup efforts, concerts, blood
drives and much more, most of which haven’t been aligned with any religious organization.

Raushenbush dismissed Klein’s statement as “a throwaway line” that was “both insulting and lazy.”

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