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What Blitzer does in this clip is make the assumption that if you are from Oklahoma, you must be a Christian. And while it is kind of the default there, and in much of America, it's not something you should assume. It's like assuming that the person you are talking to is heterosexual, it's not always the case, and could be embarrassing, depending upon the question. Anyway, part of Blitzer's mindset may have been that so many people when commenting upon a tragedy automatically resort to "prayer."
Sure, I'm sorry, and it's heartbreaking to see and hear the details of what's going on. I can say "my heart goes out to the survivors," of course, which is exactly as helpful as prayer, which is to say, not much. So, I donated to the Red Cross. And I'm asking you to do it too. It's not even difficult.
Just get out your cell phone, start a new text to 90999 (where you'd ordinarily put a phone number), with the message: REDCROSS That will automatically donate $10 to the American Red Cross, and will be added to your phone bill. It literally couldn't be easier.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer tells atheist tornado survivor: ‘You gotta thank the Lord’