Last updated on: 2/29/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Dan Barker Biography

Title:
Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“Whether my child remains seated for the Pledge or feels compelled to stand with the believers (the real Americans), a precious integrity has been sacrificed. It is a sham unity that glosses over our rich differences.”

Freethought Today, Nov. 2001

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-President, Freedom From Religion Foundation, 2004-present
  • Writer, Internet Infidels
  • Public Relations Director, Freedom From Religion Foundation, 1987-2004
  • Former associate pastor at a Friend’s (Quaker) Church, an Assembly of God, and an independent Charismatic church
Education:
  • Ordained, Standard Community Church, California, 1975
  • BA, Religion, Azusa Pacific University, 1975
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Declaration of Independence Set a Precedent for Religion in Government?
  2. Should the US President Say "So Help Me God" with a Hand on the Bible When Taking Office?