|Updated: 4/09 9:03 am
||Published: 4/09 12:35 am
Joe Davidson, CEO of Oklahoma Joe’s Barbeque told FOX23 people have a right to believe whatever they want, but he said Camp Quest Oklahoma goes against his beliefs.
Davidson told FOX23 he’s a Christian and he can’t support atheist or agnostic views. Davidson said just a couple of weeks ago he agreed to raise cash for Camp Quest Oklahoma, a science camp.
However, he said he learned Monday that many of the camp volunteers are atheist or agnostic.
As part of the arrangement 10 percent of Davidson’s sales were to go back to the group, but he said once they started passing out pamphlets, and promoting their views, there was a problem.
“They didn’t disclose this to me about their beliefs until today,” said Davidson. “I believe that they should have. When I asked they said ‘well, we get this reaction every time we disclose this.’”
Camp Quest president, Mary Eversole, told FOX23 her organization’s pamphlets were approved weeks ago by the restaurant. Eversole said the pamphlets clearly outlined their organization was filled with free thinkers.
“He should’ve known,” said Eversole.
Davidson said he honored the agreement. Camp Quest walked away with about $4 after $40 in sales was made.
The camp costs each kid about $500.