This is easy enough to solve, though.
People critical of the guy's actions should probably just not donate, and reflect on how a few people have a huge axe to grind on this issue one way or another.
People who think this guy is utterly awesome should pony up some money. I see a whole lot of supporters in this thread, but he's only at $600? Instead of arguing, you could promote this cause and spread the word, and put your money into it.