My local CBS affiliate ran a special report about atheists. Overall, it’s a positive piece. Local atheists were interviewed, including my alma mater’s campus group, the Rationalists and Freethinkers (RAFT), and Sandra Van Maren, the Illinois State Director of American Atheists.
Note, though, how the piece builds up to the revelation of an atheist family:
By all appearances, the Lows are a tight-knit, loving family. Ron and Alice are devoted parents. Daughters Morgen and Maddy are good students involved in wholesome activities…
But… they’re Godless! Can you $%*#ing believe it?!
Not to mention the “scare factor” of the title of the piece:
In my mind, Jim Williams is screaming, “AHHHHHHHH!”
You can read the transcript and see a video of the piece here.