CNN’s Wolf Blitzer tells atheist tornado survivor: ‘You gotta thank the Lord’

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 20:06 EDT
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With the number of atheists continuing to rise, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday afternoon learned the danger of assuming on live television that his interviewee is a Christian.

“I guess, you gotta thank the Lord, right?” he told the survivor of a deadly tornado that ripped through Oklahoma. “Do you thank the Lord?”

“I — I’m actually an atheist,” the woman politely responded.

“Oh, you are? Alright,” Blitzer replied.

The woman, however, handled the embarrassing situation with grace.

“We are here, and I don’t blame anybody for thanking the Lord,” she told Blitzer.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:

With reporting by David Edwards

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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