Source: The Seattle Times
On February 24, 2001, The Seattle Times published an article on Barry Lynn, the head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. "The point man in the offensive against President Bush's plan to provide federal funds to faith-based charities,...Lynn has emerged as the most visible proponent of church-state separation." He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Although he has many critics, he believes "both the Constitution and religious faith are kept most pure when they are kept apart at a 'decent distance.'"