Dr. James M. Dunn, a tireless advocate for freedom of conscience who served on Americans United’s Board of Trustees for nearly 20 years, including a stint as board vice president, passed away July 4. He was 83.
When I began working for Americans United in 1987, one thing confused me: Why were there so many Southern Baptists hanging around?
Southern Baptists were the enemy – or so I thought. After all, they were extremely conservative and always advocating things like school prayer amendments and anti-LGBT legislation.
One of my heroes in the church-state world is a feisty Southern Baptist minister named James Dunn.