Annie Laurie Gaylor
[ Author Bio (Off Site)]
Freethought Today (editor)
The Case Against School Prayer (1995) (Off Site)
Public schools exist to educate, not to proselytize. Children in public schools are a captive audience. Making prayer an official part of the school day is coercive and invasive. What 5, 8, or 10-year-old could view prayers recited as part of class routine as "voluntary"? Religion is private, and schools are public, so it is appropriate that the two should not mix. To introduce religion in our public schools builds walls between children who may not have been aware of religious differences before.
What Does the Bible Say About Abortion? (n.d.) (Off Site)
Shows that the Bible is not "pro-life."
Why Women Need Freedom From Religion (1993) (Off Site)
Confronts patriarchy, sexist bible verses.