Wolf Blitzer asks Oklahoma woman if she thanks God for surviving tornado, tells him she’s an atheist
During Tuesday’s Situation Room on CNN, host Wolf Blitzer was in Moore, Oklahoma interviewing a woman by the name of Rebecca Vitsmun.
As she was holding their almost two-year-old son in her arms during the entire interview, Vitsmun told Blitzer about her decision to leave her home with her son as the weather around her worsened and worsened.
When asked if she thanked God for the decision that saved her life, Vitsmun responded in a lighthearted voice, “I’m actually an atheist,” causing both of them to laugh.
Vitsmun immediately followed it up with, “I don’t blame anybody for thanking the Lord.”
Rebecca Vitsmun’s husband was apparently unaware of her decision to leave the house. When she returned to their demolished home, she found her husband searching through the rubble for her and her son, which led to a “tearful reunion,” according to the Washington Free Beacon.
With all the destruction that has happened in Oklahoma, which has left 24 dead including 9 children, some people were glad to see some awkward levity on the news.
Immediately after the tornadoes struck, secularists and atheists already started getting together money to help those affected. A We Are Atheism subsidiary, Atheists Giving Aid, has already raised over $13,000 dollars. Just twenty-four hours after the Boston Marathon Bombing, they raised over $20,000.