Ed Buckner

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Who is Ed Buckner?

Edward Milton "Ed" Buckner is an American atheist activist who served as president of the organization American Atheists from 2008 to 2010. He was succeeded in this post by David Silverman.

He served as executive director for the Council for Secular Humanism from 2001 to 2003 and was once the Council's southern director. As treasurer of the Atlanta Freethought Society, he led a protest at a 2007 rally organized by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to pray for rain. Buckner is currently a national board member and treasurer for American Atheists.

In Freedom We Trust: An Atheist Guide to Religious Liberty by Edward M. Buckner and his son, Michael E. Buckner, was published by Prometheus Books in late 2012.

Buckner was born in Fitzgerald, Georgia to an Episcopal clergyman father. He received his B.A. from Rice University in 1967 and his M. Ed. and Ph.D. from Georgia State University. He is married and has a son.

Buckner, in May 2013, discovered Bibles in a cabin in a Georgia State Park. He responded by having atheist literature donated to be available alongside the bibles.

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on July 23, 2013

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