Atheists raise funds for Sandy Hook victims.

Those of you who saw Obama’s speech at the Sandy Hook vigil the other night know that the tragedy is awash in religion.  The President’s talk was at an Interfaith vigil that put the emphasis on Interfaith as, once again, atheism was left out.  This is sad, considering that on the odds some of the victims and their families were non-believers.

So I’m happy to point out that Adam Brown (of Atheism Resource and We Are Atheism) has launched a fundraiser for the Sandy Hook victims.  No bibles, no agenda, save for making life a little easier for people who hadn’t planned on burying their children.  Check it out.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Mad Raymer

    Actually, one preacher at the start of the “interfaith” service was babbling about how we were all in this together and he did say “even people of no faith.” I remember because it stunned me, since I’m so used to atheists being either treated as if we don’t really exist, or treated as if we’re the source of every problem in the world (somehow, those two ideas aren’t contradictory). I agree about Obama’s speech though, as there was no effort to reach out to the non-religious. But that’s how American politics has to be played when the electorate is so religious. And as awash in religion as his speech was, there’s still wingnuts out there that think he’s some sort of secret atheist. Imagine how they would jump on him if he actually did say something positive about secularism! That’s not to say I approve of the speech, but I blame our extremely religious electorate more than Obama himself.