Dan Barker was a teenage evangelist and longtime preacher before he stepped away from God for good. He is now the co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (along with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor), a group dedicated to the principle of separation of state and church.
Barker is also the author of Godless (2008) and Life Driven Purpose (2015).
I spoke with Barker about why he goes on The Daily Show even when the segments aren’t very kind to him, his next project encouraging people to read the Bible, and how all Christian ministers are “slaves traders.” (Yep.)
Here are links (one and two) to Barker’s segments on The Daily Show.
Here’s more about Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers and his 2007 lawsuit against God.
(Image via Tim Hughes, 2010)