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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.


Books by Gaylor

  • Gaylor, Annie Laurie (1981). Woe to the women, the Bible tells me so: The Bible, female sexuality & the law. Freedom From Religion Foundation. ISBN 1877733024.
  • Gaylor, Annie Laurie (1986). It can't happen here?. Complimentary Copy Press. ASIN B0007259PM.
  • Gaylor, Annie Laurie (1987). Two reviews: Encyclopedia of unbelief. Complimentary Copy Press. ASIN B000729OJY.
  • Gaylor, Annie Laurie (1988). Betrayal of trust: Clergy abuse of children. Freedom From Religion Foundation. ASIN B0006ER83W.
  • Gaylor, Annie Laurie (Editor) (1997). Women Without Supersitition: "No Gods--No Masters". Freedom From Religion Foundation. ASIN B000V8LIOS.

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