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William J. Murray On Prayer in Public Schools.

Writer William J. Murray. He was raised in the home of atheist and Marxist leader Madalyn Murray O' Hair. In 1963, at age 14, he became the focus of media attention when his mother took her anti-prayer campaign to the U.S. Supreme Court where they later banned school prayer. In 1980, Murray turned away from atheism and became a Christian. His new book Let Us Pray: A Plea for Prayer in Our Schools (Morrow) looks into his past and present religious beliefs. Murray has written other books including, My Life Without God, and The Church is Not for Perfect People.


Other segments from the episode on July 25, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 25, 1995: Interview with Candace Gingrich; Interview with William J. Murray.


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