American Atheist founder Madalyn Murray with her son William J. Murray 1963

American Atheist founder Madalyn Murray with her son William J. Murray 1963

Christian son of ‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ Madalyn Murray O’Hair speaks out about the Netflix docudrama.

American Atheists founder Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s portrayal in the movie, ‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ is not accurate, says her son, William J. Murray. Murray insists that there are gaping errors in the Netflix drama, which makes the credibility of the movie very questionable.

Murray calls the film a “Google movie” because he claims a lot of elements in the movie look like something that has been taken directly from a Google search.

Ever since the Netflix movie was released people have been waiting to hear what he had to say about the docudrama. Murray is a conservative Christian, although his mother having been America's most famous atheist. However, from Murray's words, it looks like the filmmakers have tampered with the actual Information to create their own version of the story.

One of the biggest changes to reality the filmmakers made was to portray him as having not bothered to call the police when his family went missing. His mother, brother and daughter Robin went missing and were later found murdered. He insists he had been trying to locate them even long after their disappearance.

Other big errors are seen in the way their family life is portrayed, Murray clarifies. In the movie, his grandfather is portrayed as a pious and devout man who leads the family into prayer. However, Murray recalls his grandfather having supplied women and alcohol during Prohibition. In fact, Murray says there wasn't even a Bible at home as far as he could remember and his grandfather never went to church even once.

O’Hair’s communist links seems to have been conveniently ignored by the movie. Murray accused the filmmakers of having masked his mother's ties with the Communist Party. Quite contrary to what is shown in the movie, Murray says she was not much of a philanthropist. She did, however, manage the communist party bookstore. She even chaired the pro-Castro Fair Play for Cuba committee of the Maryland branch.

Other difference in reality and the movie include the portrayal of his elder brother Garth as simpleton. Murray says his brother was a well educated and intelligent man. The only problem was he was successfully convinced by his mother that she was always right. 

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