The University of Central Missouri loses big donor as Dutch jew donor Benoit Wesly , withdraws what amounts to over 2 million in support..and over what? Was it because of what he said about bringing back the tree, or the fact that the radio host pointed out this Podolefsky as the cause of the Christmas tree takedown? Who really knows- link below summary:
“For years there was a Christmas tree lit at Selmo Park. He stopped that,” Hassler said of Podolefsky. “I think every religion should be able to celebrate in their own way, but we do live in Warrensburg, Missouri. This is America, you know? Let’s bring that back.” Greg Hassler, a part-owner of KOKO-AM, which broadcasts UCM sporting events and is not paid by the university, was hosting his daily morning show when he talked about the absence of a Christmas tree on the lawn of the president’s campus residence, known as Selmo Park…Wesly, who could not be reached for comment, has said the remark was anti-Semitic.
…In an e-mail to the outgoing university president, Aaron Podolefsky, Wesly wrote that he would immediately cancel a promise to sponsor the $100,000 Maastricht Friendship Award ….also ended discussions to set up the $2.5 million endowed chair, Podolefsky said. The chair was to be a memorial to Wesly’s brother, who was killed in the Holocaust.