Another Update on the Financial Boycott Against the Park District Board Member Who Wouldn’t Stand for the Pledge

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how an American Legion group denied a park district $2,600 because its board’s commissioner didn’t want to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance:

You can read more about the story here.

I’m happy to say we’ve reached the $2,600 goal in under a week — and then some! I’ll be getting this money to the park district soon (more on that later). The coverage has been pretty positive, though one reporter asked a fair question of what will happen in future years. I hope we can raise enough this year to ease the stress in the future, but I’ll revisit this story in a year to see how the park district is doing and take it from there.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    I was shocked to learn Hemant is 30. I thought he was around 25/26.

  • Chuck Farley

    One would hope that the American Legion would be sufficiently embarrassed to apologize and restore the funding.

  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    Not going to happen because then they would be admitting they where wrong to begin with.

  • GubbaBumpkin

    That’s part of the conservative code: never admitting you were wrong.

  • JT Rager

    Thanks, American Legion. Thanks to your actions, the Morton Grove Park District got at least $600 more than they normally get :)

  • Ron

    Don’t you remember? He sold his soul.

  • Jeff

    Well, I don’t think he got enough for it. I would think it would be worth at least 10 years of retro-aging