Atheists: We Fled

Mrs. Madalyn Murray, the Baltimore atheist with the flawless legal touch when persuading courts to ban school prayers or cancel tax breaks or churches (TIME, May 15), suddenly found herself in a peck of trouble with the law. Last week, she packed up her mother, her brother, two sons, daughter-in-law, cat and dog and flew to Hawaii. Madalyn's family thereby 1) jumped bail bonds totaling $8,750, 2) violated two Baltimore court orders, 3) fled a dozen charges ranging from assault to contempt of court.

Mrs. Murray explained it all in her own...

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