Doug Stanhope has decided to raise support for Rebecca Vitsmun, who came out to the world as an Atheist after the devastating Oklahoma tornados last week. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer caught up with Vitsmun, who left her house with her family before the tornado hit. When asked if she “thanked the Lord” after her decision to leave, Blitzer was then hit with the response that Vitsmun stated she is an Atheist.
Stanhope sent out a tweet saying “it would be funny if someone set up a fund just for her” as a reward and charity for coming out as an Atheist. Stanhope, who is quite vocal about his distaste for religion in his comedy, then decided that he would do just that. Stanhope wanted to show the world that “…our community has your back when you come out publicly as an Atheist.” He went on to say “Let’s show the world that you don’t need to believe in God to have human compassion…”
Stanhope is also offering some particularly hilarious perks for donating as well. Some of the perks are a prayer from Stanhope himself, a “get out of hell free” card, and a dishwasher-safe Holy Grail with “special powers.” The campaign began with Stanhope’s goal being to raise $50,000 dollars, but the fund has already risen to over $100,000 dollars. Stanhope has no intentions to stop the donations after the goal either revealing that the median cost of a house in OK is $125,250 so he hopes to raise as much as possible and then turn the money over to Vitsmun when the campaign ends on Jun 22nd. Read More