Orland Park Library Fundraiser

$7,614 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 316 people in 27 months
Hemant Mehta  NAPERVILLE, IL
Megan Fox is the Creationist mother who made a viral video "debunking" an evolution exhibit  at the Field Museum.

She's also the same person who's cost the Orland Park Public Library over $125,000  because of frivolous FOIA requests over the library's lack of Internet censorship.

I love this library. I grew up near this library. I've received a lot of help from these librarians over the years. 

I think it would be a wonderful gesture -- and a strong rebuke to the ignorance displayed in Fox's video -- if we could take our frustration and turn it into something positive. Even if Fox won't teach herself about evolution, we can make sure the library has all the resources it needs to educate others in the community.
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Update 2
Posted by Hemant Mehta
26 months ago
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Thanks for your support, everyone. I've turned off the ability to donate and plan to hand over the check to the library soon. I'll post an update after it happens!
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Update 1
Posted by Hemant Mehta
27 months ago
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Hi, everyone! Thanks for all the donations so far! I plan to keep this fundraiser going a few more weeks (because I have an Atheist Voice video about this situation going up very soon).

I plan to send (or deliver) the check to the library by the end of the month.

More updates to come soon.
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Alicia Norman
26 months ago

I can't wait to hear what happen next! My best to you and the Library -- I hope Megans plans go down in flames.

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Hezam Humaidan
26 months ago

Congratulations! i wish you the best.

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Hemant Mehta
27 months ago

@Rich -- Given the nature of the Orland Park Library's board, this shouldn't be a problem. Last year, in Morton Grove, there were a few board members who wrongly assumed we were some sort of hate group. If there are any problems, I can also meet with them personally.

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Rich Towers
27 months ago

Hi Hemant, Just with the memory of a previous fund raiser still fresh in mind, have you checked and checked again that the library is actually willing to accept a donation from the atheist community? It does seem that, on this occasion, the recipient is the victim of a narrow minded individual, rather than an entity unwittingly drawn into a controversy, however they may not see it quite like that and may perceive acceptance of this donation as potentially provoking a creationist response more costly than the value of the donation.

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$7,614 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 316 people in 27 months
Created November 26, 2014
JD
$5
Jennifer Davison
26 months ago (Monthly Donation)
GL
$5
Gustavo Lobatos
26 months ago
DM
$5
Daniel Martinez
26 months ago
NF
$5
Nahuel Feliu
26 months ago
$100
Anonymous
26 months ago
TO
$10
TERESA OSBORNE
26 months ago
AT
$10
Andy Tschida
26 months ago
$10
Luke Davis
26 months ago
SC
$10
Stephanie Cruz
26 months ago

Very kind of you to organize this fundraiser

JP
$20
Jonas Persson
26 months ago
Alicia Norman
26 months ago

I can't wait to hear what happen next! My best to you and the Library -- I hope Megans plans go down in flames.

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Hezam Humaidan
26 months ago

Congratulations! i wish you the best.

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Hemant Mehta
27 months ago

@Rich -- Given the nature of the Orland Park Library's board, this shouldn't be a problem. Last year, in Morton Grove, there were a few board members who wrongly assumed we were some sort of hate group. If there are any problems, I can also meet with them personally.

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Rich Towers
27 months ago

Hi Hemant, Just with the memory of a previous fund raiser still fresh in mind, have you checked and checked again that the library is actually willing to accept a donation from the atheist community? It does seem that, on this occasion, the recipient is the victim of a narrow minded individual, rather than an entity unwittingly drawn into a controversy, however they may not see it quite like that and may perceive acceptance of this donation as potentially provoking a creationist response more costly than the value of the donation.

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