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EDITOR/AUTHOR: Kathleen Johnson is Vice President and Military Director for American Atheists, a member of the American Atheists board of directors, and the founder and past president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers. Her activist activities have included numerous speaking engagements, media interviews, public appearances, and participation as a guest speaker in the first Godless Americans March on Washington.

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AUTHOR ED BUCKNER: Ed Buckner is a former president of American Atheists and is the author of many published essays, chapters in books, and a few books (most recently In Freedom We Trust: An Atheist Guide to Religious Liberty (Prometheus Books, 2012). Buckner has edited dozens of essays, books, and articles on a wide array of subjects. He has given talks or engaged in debates on Atheism and secularism all over the U.S. and in a few other places (London and Birmingham in the U.K., for example) and can be seen online in a variety of videos and social media postings. He earned a B.A. in English from Rice University and two advanced degrees from Georgia State University. He lives in Georgia with Diane, his wife of over 45 years. Their son (and Ed’s co-author on occasion), Michael Buckner, lives on the other side of Atlanta.

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