***Update***: ABC is no longer doing this story, I’ve edited the post to remove the contact information
A while back, I posted about a reporter wishing to do a piece on atheists who have not come out to family/friends yet. Or you have come out and suffered because of it.
Many of you responded and I sent your contact information to the reporter. (Thanks!)
It looks like a few more people are needed.
Here is an email from the reporter. You can respond directly to her:
I am a Producer working with ABC News: 20/20 who is investigating a possible story about being an Atheist in America.
I am trying to learn as much about people who are in a constant struggle with their communities, families, friends, and perhaps even with themselves — all in an effort to be true to their atheistic beliefs within a mostly Christian society.
A few months ago, over the summer, many of you may have responded to a [posting] from Hemant Mehta which was asking if anyone would be willing to discuss their experiences with us.Currently this segment is only in the early investigative stages, and therefore we are not filming any interviews right now. We are simply looking to speak with people right now to learn about their lives. At some point we may eventually wish to interview those of you who are willing to share their compelling stories with us.
Again I am interested in hearing from people who are in a constant struggle just for being an atheist. Therefore if you have lost your job, friends or family, or have openly faced ridicule in your town, or if you suffer everyday from not telling anyone you’re an atheist & are strongly considering coming out to family, or even if you live in fear of anyone finding out you’re an atheist, or if have any other experiences you’d be willing to share — then we would be very interested in hearing from you.
I can be contacted via email using the information below!
Thanks very much!