Stiefel Foundation Matches Donations to Camp Quest Oklahoma this Week!
Support Camp Quest Oklahoma with a donation, and have your donation matched this week with a gift from Stiefel Freethought Foundation to Camp Quest, Inc.
You may have heard that Camp Quest Oklahoma's fundraiser scheduled for Monday, April 8th at Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma was cancelled last night by the restaurant owners after guests had already started arriving. Despite a flyer clearly stating the mission of Camp Quest, and planning for the event for at least a month in advance, the owners decided once the fundraiser had started that it conflicted with their Christian identity.
Several people have been bringing attention to this story online, including Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist, and many others. Support for Camp Quest Oklahoma has been pouring in, and the Stiefel Freethought Foundation wants to make your support go further. This week The Stiefel Foundation is matching up to $5,000 in donations to Camp Quest Oklahoma dollar for dollar with a donation to Camp Quest, Inc.
We want to thank everyone who has stood up against bigotry by reporting on this incident, and supporting Camp Quest Oklahoma. It has been especially touching to see messages of support and donations from Christians, like one man on facebook who said, "I am Christian and read on Reddit what happened. Donated because what they did was ridiculous. Hope it helps." It means a lot to see people of different worldviews standing together to support our campers.
We know some people have also contacted the restaurant owner about this. We ask that if you do that you approach it calmly and reasonably. Also, please know that other locations of Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in other cities are independently owned, and have nothing to do with this incident.
Please support Camp Quest Oklahoma. Let's help them have the best camp session ever!