The ‘Friendly Atheist’ Is Not Allowed to Donate Money to Local Park Program
By Kevin Davis
[Originally published at Divided Under God on December 4, 2013]
In a story released on the Chicago Tribune website, popular atheist blogger Hemant Mehta’s recent donation to the Morton Grove Park District has been refused and returned. The donation collected from readers of his Friendly Atheist blog was sent as a replacement for the $2,600 of funding that was pulled back by the American Legion Post 134 in a political move. According to the article, the American Legion donation was rescinded when a park board member refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.