The other day, we learned that a longtime atheist activist killed his wife, then himself, in what authorities called a “suspected murder-suicide.” Those who knew Scott Smith well — and he had a lot of friends in the atheist “community” — are shocked by all this since they never knew him to be the sort of person capable of this violence.
The other tragedy that shouldn’t be forgotten is how the couple’s three children are now without parents. Their uncle, Grant Brady, just began a GoFundMe page on their behalf.
On behalf of the family: We are all completely heartbroken, but overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring of love and support we’ve seen. Our focus is on doing everything we can to support the three amazing girls that are left without their parents following this horrific tragedy. These three girls are absolutely incredible individuals and are showing incredible strength in dealing with this. We are asking those who are willing to support them to provide what they can to help with the future financial expenses these girls will face such as college and other expenses.
Anthony Magnabosco, the “Street Epistemologist” I’ve featured many times on this site, knew the Smiths well and has been in contact with (mother) Jennifer‘s family throughout this ordeal. He confirmed with her parents that this GoFundMe page is legit.
If you’d like to chip in, you can do so here.