IFAS | Freedom Writer | March/April 1998 | ohair.html

Renewed evangelist condemns O'Hair

New Orleans, Louisiana In the 1970s, evangelist Bob Harrington gained fame for debating Madalyn Murray O'Hair, America's most visible (yet still missing) atheist on the first "Donahue" show. After a dalliance with women and living the high life for a while in the 1980s, the so-called "Chaplain of Bourbon Street" is making a comeback, of sorts. Now, Harrington says of O'Hair, "She has moved to the back burner of recognition in America, and finally just left the country reportedly taking about $600,000 of atheist money with her. She might as well steal she's going to Hell anyway, so she might as well enjoy the journey."

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