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Annie Laurie Gaylor
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Annie Laurie Gaylor (born in Tomah, Wisconsin on 2 November 1955) is co-founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and, with her husband Dan Barker, is the current co-president. She is also editor of the organization's newspaper, Freethought Today, which is published ten times per year. She is the author of several books, including Woe to the Women: The Bible Tells Me So, Betrayal of Trust: Clergy Abuse of Children, and Women Without Superstition: "No Gods — No Masters." She is a 1980 graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Journalism.
Gaylor and her mother, Anne Nicol Gaylor, and the late John Sontarck, founded the Freedom From Religion Foundation in a meeting around the Gaylors' dining room table in 1978.[1] She met Barker at an Oprah Winfrey show in 1984. They began dating six months later and married in 1987. Gaylor said that they were "kindred non-spirits".[1]
Gaylor co-hosts a one hour weekly radio show with Barker. Freethought Radio was launched on 2007-10-06[2] on Air America. Her publishing on women and religion has inspired much of the organization Atheist Feminism.

Freedom From Religion Foundation
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Freedom From Religion Foundation

Abbreviation FFRF
Formation 1978
Type non-profit
Legal status foundation
Purpose/focus humanist, atheist
Headquarters Madison, Wisconsin
Region served United States
Membership 13,000 members[1]
Official languages English
Key people Dan Barker, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Anne Nicol Gaylor
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is an American freethought organization based in Madison, Wisconsin. Its purposes, as stated in its bylaws, are to promote the separation of church and state and to educate the public on matters relating to atheism, agnosticism and nontheism. The FFRF publishes Freethought Today, the only freethought newspaper in North America. The organization pursues public-interest lawsuits and engages in public debates to further its goals. Since 2006, the Foundation has produced the Freethought Radio show, currently the only national freethought radio broadcast in the United States.
Contents [hide]
1 History
2 Litigation
3 State Capitol signs
3.1 Wisconsin State Capitol
3.2 Washington State Capitol
3.3 Illinois State Capitol
4 Freethought Radio
5 See also
6 References
7 External links

The FFRF was co-founded by Anne Nicol Gaylor and her daughter, Annie Laurie Gaylor, in 1976 and was incorporated nationally in 1978.[2] It is supported by over 13,000 members.[1] It is operated from an 1855-era building in Madison, Wisconsin that was once a church rectory. The organization has a minimum annual membership fee of $40. According to the 2007 IRS tax Form-990 found on, the foundation has a fund balance of over $5.5 million (US) and received over $581,000 (US) in membership dues. The foundation uses this money primarily to pay legal fees in cases supporting the separation of church and state that involve governmental entities, but it also has a paid staff of four, distributes advertisements and sends out news publications to members.[2]
Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, is the author of Women Without Superstition: No Gods - No Masters (ISBN 1-877733-09-1) and edits the FFRF newspaper Freethought Today. Her husband, Dan Barker, author of Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist (ISBN 1-877733-07-5) is a musician and songwriter, a former Pentecostal Christian minister, and co-president of the FFRF.
On October 12, 2007, the Freedom From Religion Foundation began its three-day annual conference. Speakers included Christopher Hitchens, Katha Pollitt, Julia Sweeney, Ellery Schempp, and Matthew LaClair. The event, held in Madison, Wisconsin, marked the foundation's 30th annual conference and was attended by over 650 members.

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