The Kansas City Atheist Coalition has been told that its volunteer services will not be needed to help deliver Thanksgiving meals to the poor and elderly this year.
The atheist group has taken offense at the rebuff, but a local rescue mission defends its position.
"We are an unapologetically Christian organization, and we always have been," said Julie Larocco, development officer for the Kansas City Rescue Mission. "We want to share the message with the people we serve that 'God loves you, and you are not alone.' It seemed to us that this (atheist) group probably would not want to deliver those meals."
(Hat tip to Mark Sletten)