Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ stands up to deceitful humanists

April 25, 2013
Charles Biggs

Anything goes if you are a humanist.

A humanist believes that the universe revolves around him or her and that everything and everybody must bow to that perspective.

By definition, a humanist is an atheist because if any humanist truly believed in Almighty God, they could not put forth the argument that humans, not God, are the central focus of the universe.

Two choices – God or man. Humanists choose themselves.

And if you believe that you are the center of the universe, then societal morality is only acceptable if it is convenient to your philosophy. To a humanist, it is not “wrong” to steal because it violates principles outlined in the Bible by God. Humanists might think that it is bad policy to steal because that’s the way they were raised, or because they don’t want others to steal from them, so they don’t steal from others (which by the way is the Golden Rule from the Bible).

So, from a philosophical standpoint, it is OK for a humanist/atheist to lie to advance a cause.

That is what happened recently. A group of godless humanistic secularists approached a Broken Arrow restaurant, Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ, and said they were raising money for “Camp Quest.”

Joe Davidson, the owner of the restaurant, was not familiar with Camp Quest and asked what it was. The group vaguely responded that it was a camp for kids interested in science.

That sounded like a worthy cause to Davidson and he agreed to have a Camp Quest night at his restaurant and give 10 percent of sales to the camp.

But when the night came on April 8, Davidson, who is a Christian, was surprised to find out that Camp Quest indoctrinates children against God and toward atheism.

Davidson had been deceived.

He told organizers that he was canceling the fundraiser immediately because as a Christian, he could not support the advancement of atheism/humanism (especially aimed at children).

“When we were approached about hosting the fundraiser, we were informed that this was a children’s camp oriented towards scientific learning,” Davidson wrote in a press release. “All literature provided to Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ prior to the fundraising date, and all conversations regarding the event prior to the fundraising date, made no mention of the emphasis the Camp Quest organizers place on the secular nature of Camp Quest. It was explained to me that Oklahoma Joe’s would be supporting a camp intended to educate children on science, which we were proud to do. The Camp Quest organizers, prior to the event date, made no mention of their non-religious beliefs, or that Camp Quest is intended to foster non-religious beliefs in children.

“…Specifically, the unapproved literature stated, in part, that ‘Camp Quest builds a community of children and teenagers of atheist, agnostic, humanist and other free-thinking families.’  As the Camp Quest priorities were not fully disclosed to Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ, the event was immediately cancelled, and all purchases by Camp Quest supporters were offered to be refunded.”

Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ didn’t refuse service to anyone but it does not want to promote atheism.

“…we do reserve the right not to promote the ideals of organizations that mislead or fail to fully communicate the purpose of their organization.

Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ regrets this unfortunate incident. Had Camp Quest fully disclosed the nature and ideals of their organization prior to the fundraising event, this unfortunate circumstance could have been avoided,” Davidson wrote.

Davidson truly believes that any American has the right to be an atheist and he doesn’t refuse to serve food to anyone because of their religious affiliation.

Because of this, Davidson is going to take a lot more care in supporting any organization that walks through the front door.

Of course, this action drew almost instant criticism from the Internet. Pseudo-intellectuals posted notes about how “backward” Oklahoma is for standing up for Christianity.

Out-of-state secularists swarmed on local media sites that carried the story and blasted Davidson for his “intolerance.”

None, however, criticized Camp Quest for their deceit. As a “mentally superior” humanist, it is “morally OK” to deceive “simple-minded” Christians if it will advance the cause of atheism.

You see, Christians know that there is a God in Heaven and someday there will be an accounting for behavior here on Earth.

If you don’t believe in God, there is no reason to always tell the truth.

And the national media has been rushing lately to trumpet the story that fewer and fewer Americans believe in God.

Sadly, that may be the case. But for most of the liberal media, they hope that is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Hats off to Davidson and Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ. I can’t wait to go eat there. I hope they have a run like Chick-fil-A did last year when its Christian CEO said he believed in the Bible’s view of marriage (between one man and one woman).

Unfortunately, today many business owners who call themselves Christians would not have reacted by canceling this deceitful fundraiser at Oklahoma Joe’s.

Even so, maybe there is hope for America.


• A boy and his family went to a fancy restaurant and the little boy said,

“Daddy I don’t like cheese with holes in it”.

His father said, “Well just eat the cheese and leave the holes on the side of your plate.”

• There was this guy watching TV and he heard a knock at the door, so he got up to get it, and when he opened the door, all he saw was a snail, so he picked it up and threw it as far as he could, and three years later he was watching TV and someone knocked at the door, so he got up to get it, and there the snail was.

The snail looked up at the guy and said,

“What in the heck was that for?”

• A young man was driving along a country road on the way to see his girl. As he passed a field the idea struck him to stop and pick a bouquet of flowers.

He had barely begun romping through the field when he became aware or a rather mean looking bull not far away, with head lowered and an evil look in his eye.

Far away, leaning comfortably on the prudent side of the fence, stood a farmer taking in the situation. The young man called out to him, “Hey, mister! Is that bull safe?”

To which the farmer shouted back, “Safe as anything. Can’t say the same about you, though.”

• Questionable inventions

Glow-in-the-dark sunglasses

Wooden soap

Solar-powered flashlight

Screen window for a submarine

Helicopter with an ejection seat

Inflatable dartboard

A tape on how to put together a VCR

A waterproof tea bag

Waterproof towel

A book on how to read

A dictionary index

Powdered water

Pedal-powered wheel chair