“It’s incredible,” says Campbell. ”The majority of the people leaving hateful comments about Mr. Watkins online tout themselves as Christians, yet, only days from Christmas, they are angry because someone changed a hateful message to one of love. They scream about constitutional rights, but they seem ready to condemn Mr. Watkins before he ever even has a day in court. The cognitive dissonance is staggering.”
Watkins friends have created an online fundraising campaign to cover Watkins’ legal costs, and Campbell has stated that all money raised beyond actual costs and fees will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center at the close of the case.
“I’m doing it at no charge to him. He already has a fundraiser campaign set up for legal fees. I told him I’d bill against whatever was raised, and, when the case was over, if there was excess money donated, we’d donate it to the SPLC.”