The Denver Post‘s Electa Draper wrote an excellent article about the event:
It’s not enough that a national survey released Tuesday found atheists were the highest-scoring group on basic religious knowledge — now members of Metro State Atheists are being regular goody-two-shoes.
The group began a three-day campus food drive Tuesday dubbed “Food for Freethought.”
Other atheist groups have held “fiction for fiction” drives, in which they collect Bibles and hand over novels in exchange. But that struck Guttormson, 24, as disrespectful.
“I’d much rather try to change our image by giving food to the homeless,” Guttormson said.
Guttormson said he gets hate mail every time his group does a public event.
“We’re feeding the hungry,” he tells his critics. “What more can we do besides converting that can make you stop hating me?”
(Joel just doesn’t get it. He’s feeding the hungry with atheist-tainted food. Everyone knows homeless people don’t want that.)
The Metro State group is doing a wonderful service here and I hope it’s replicated in other places 🙂