ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR SPOKESPERSON, AMERICAN ATHEISTS A graduate of the University o

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______________________________ ______________________________ ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR SPOKESPERSON, AMERICAN ATHEISTS ______________________________ ______________________________ A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a second generation Atheist, Miss Murray-O'Hair is best-known for her stewardship of the American Atheist Press, of which she is editor-in-chief. Under her guidance, American Atheist Press published such titles as _The X-Rated Bible_ (an expose of the unwholesomeness of the Christian holy book) and _Unzipped: The Popes Bare All_ (a revealing look at the sex and violence in the history of the Vatican). Robin Murray-O'Hair also has the honor to serve as the president of the Charles E. Stevens American Atheist Library and Archives, Inc., which is the largest collection of Atheist literature in the West, if not in the world. The Library houses over 50,000 books, booklets, pamphlets, magazines, and newspapers which span over three hundred years of Atheist and freethought publication. Located in Austin, Texas, the Library has proved to be a valuable asset to researchers and to the Atheist community. Miss Murray-O'Hair is the producer of the "American Atheist Forum," a weekly television series available in 130 cable markets in the United States. Thirty years old, Miss Murray-O'Hair is the daughter of the United States' best-known Atheist: Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the woman who took the issue of prayer in the public schools all the way to the Supreme Court in 1963, thus starting a controversy which has lasted over two decades. Miss Murray-O'Hair has been a litigant in the several attempts to secure the civil rights of Atheists and to protect separation of state and church, including: _Murray v. Travis County_ (1987), an attempt to have church-owned real estate taxed. _Murray v. City of Austin_ (1987), an attempt to remove a cross from the city seal of Austin, Texas. _Murray-O'Hair v. Herman_ (1988), a challenge to the Texas requirement that all jurors take oaths "So help me God." In December 1987, Robin Murray-O'Hair was imprisoned in Travis County, Texas, jail for refusing to take a religious jury oath. The presiding judge gave her the sentence of three days or _until she took the oath._ She was eventually released on bond. As a result of her jailing, she received the "Atheist of the Year" award for 1987. ______________________________ ______________________________ Provided courtesy of the American Atheist General Headquarters, Inc., 7215 Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78752. Telephone: (512) 458-1244. FAX: (512) 467-9525. *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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