Everyone knows Doug Stanhope for his offensive comedy, history of drug abuse and medical problems. But underneath all that is a man with a gold heart that gets off on pissing off Christians. Stanhope was inspired to raise money for Rebecca Vitsmun after confessing she was an atheist during her interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer while they were standing in front of her demolished home that was taken by a tornado.
Stanhope admired Vitsmn's courage to openly admitting her lack of faith in a bible belt state on national television. "Saying 'I'm an atheist' in Oklahoma is like screaming 'Jihad' at airport security," Stanhope said in the clip Charlie Brooker's 2013 Wipe he posted Sunday. The outlandish Bisbee comedian started a IndieGogo campaign called "Atheist Unite." After two months, Stanhope crowdfunded $125,760 for Oklahoman.
"I did it simply to be a prick to her Okie-Christian neighbors, hoping that they were still eating off of FEMA trucks when someone drove up and presented Rebecca with a giant cardboard check."
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