Another half-assed excuse-for-an-apology by the ACS that doesn’t even address the actual issue:
I’m shocked by how horribly the ACS is handling this issue. It’s clear they’re just hoping no one notices, but their own Facebook wall suggests people aren’t letting them off the hook that easily. We need to keep the pressure on.
Remember what this is all about: Todd Stiefel and the Stiefel Freethought Foundation want to match the donations from Foundation Beyond Belief‘s Relay For Life teams across the country up to $250,000 — for a total of at least $500,000 — but the ACS refuses to acknowledge the teams on a national scale. They don’t want to have any media attention surrounding the fact that atheists are giving them so much money and that — potentially — atheist groups around the country could raise more money for cancer research than any other National team in the country.
They’re rejecting half a million dollars because they don’t want to be associated with atheist generosity.