Jeremy Hall leads off the episode. He has appeared on the show at least once before, but his story was first presented on Freethought Radio by Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, because Mr. Hall was unable to make his scheduled interview, being still in Iraq at the time. His story should serve as the proverbial canary in a coal mine for the rest of us.
2007 Archive episode.
May 5, 2007 – Champion of the First Amendment
Ellery Schempp, through his and his families efforts, brought the case Abington vs. Schempp before the Supreme court and ended prayer in government schools. His story really is an inspiraton for all of us out here facing similar (if not as egregious) violations of state/church separation.
Dan Barker performs “Nothing Fails Like Prayer”
Pagan Pulpit. Prayer in public, a violation of god’s law?
2006 Archive episode.
May 6, 2006 – Fighting Words . . . Robin Morgan
Pagan Pulpit Debuts. Nothing fails like Prayer (I think I see a pattern)
The episode winds up with “Atheists are People Too” (parody of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood) and a discussion of the differences between growing up atheist and growing up religious (yes, Dan; sleeping in Sundays is something to be jealous about) and what effect that has on life as an adult.