KTVZ in Bend put up an article about the community response to the Bend church vandalism. Very cool – I am happy to see this.
To most people, there is nothing humorous about crime, or religious beliefs.
But a group with a name many would find amusing is very serious about helping two churches vandalized in its name.
Word of Sunday night’s tagging spread to Pastafarian members with the Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster and atheists across the country.
One of them decided to do something about it – from halfway across the country.
"You know, when I saw this church get vandalized and someone did it, I guess through atheism or Pastafarianism, I just figured the church, even though they are wrong and even though I disagree with their beliefs, they didn’t deserve this," atheist Hemant Mehta said Wednesday. "So I think a lot of readers on my site would agree with this, so I asked them if they would consider chipping in."
Hemant Mehta, who goes by "the friendly atheist," created a church cleanup donation fund online from his home in Chicago.
You can check out the full article here.
Thanks again to everyone who chipped in to the cleanup fund.