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Even the atheists are mad at Charlie Crist

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A member of the Atheists of Florida, Michael Middlebrooks, reported on the AoF Forums that he was assaulted by Governor and Senatorial Candidate Charlie Crist of Florida.

Last night as I was leaving a pizzeria in Downtown St. Pete, I ran into a small group of people around Florida Governor Charlie Crist who was campaigning for a US Senate run. So, I walked over waited a moment to gain his attention and shook his hand. As we were shaking hands I asked him if he really believes that the letters he sent to Jerusalem prevent hurricanes from hitting Florida.

His smile immediately dropped and he replied “Who’s more powerful than God.” That wasn’t really an answer so asked him again to which I got a similar reply. While this was happening one of his people put a “Charlie Crist for US Senate 2010” sticker on me. Then when I told Charlie that I did not believe in God he turned beat red and ripped the sticker off of my chest. He did a 180 to start shaking other peoples hands, and turned to scream over his shoulder that he feels sorry for me.

You can view the original thread here.

AAI’s entry on it is here.

Rob Curry of the Atheists of Florida plans on demanding an apology from Crist.

My God, what more can go wrong for Charlie Crist?

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