Texas Christians raise money to pay medical bill for atheist protestor

I was impressed by this:

A Texas atheist who earlier this year fought to ban religious symbols on government property in his town is reportedly “flabbergasted” that Christians have offered to help him pay his bills.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph is reporting that Christians in Henderson County have raised around $400 to help Patrick Greene, an atheist who is at risk of going blind in one eye due to a detached retina.

Greene, a former Air Force officer and taxi driver who was forced to retire due to his eye condition, wrote a letter to members of the Henderson County Commissioner’s Court in February threatening a lawsuit if they did not move a Nativity scene from court property, the Malakoff News reported. …

Greene eventually did file suit, but when doctors told him about his eye condition, he decided that he could no longer pursue the lawsuit and dropped the case. At that point, he had been forced to retire from his job driving a taxi and was facing mounting medical bills.

So when local Christians wrote him a check for $400 to help him pay his living expenses, Greene was more than surprised.

4 Responses to “Texas Christians raise money to pay medical bill for atheist protestor”


  1. Patrick Greene

    This article is wrong. First of all I did not file the lawsuit. Second I was not an officer. I do not know where Roger Pearse information came from.
    I am now collecting money for the eye surgery, and any money left over will go to the welfare of animals who are being abused.

  2. Roger Pearse

    The information comes from the Huffington Post, and the sources are linked…?

  3. Maureen

    Best of luck, Mr. Greene, both with your eye problems and with correcting the news media! It’s never been truer that mistakes run around the world while truth’s still getting its pants on. (Or for UK folks, trousers.)

  4. Maureen

    More on Mr. Patrick Greene’s unexpected faith journey:

    http://www.christianpost.com/news/atheist-activist-becomes-christian-after-believers-show-him-compassion-72655/

    Obviously he’s still working on specifics, but he’s in the right neighborhood.



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