Founder, President, and Chairman of the Board at the Rutherford Institute
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
"Soundly criticized for allowing its left-leaning ideology to influence how the group deals with religious freedom issues, the ACLU’s track record at times seems to support its critics’ charges that at least when it comes to issues involving Christian expression in public, free speech concerns often seem to go by the wayside."
John Whitehead, Rutherford Institute website (accessed Mar. 30, 2006)
Experts Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Founder, President, Chairman of the Board, The Rutherford Institute, 1982-present
Recipient, George Washington Honor Medal (Freedoms Foundation), 1997
Recipient, Hungarian Medal of Freedom, 1991
Recipient, Business and Professional Award by the Religious Heritage of America Foundation, 1990
Private law practice, Manassas, Virginia, 1979-1982
Gibbs & Craze law firm, Cleveland, Ohio, 1978-1979
Special Constitutional Consultant, Center for Law and Religious Freedom, The Christian Legal Society, Oak Park, Illinois, 1977-1978
Private law practice, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1974-1976
United States Army (First Lieutenant), Ft. Hood, Texas, 1969-1971
Member, The Constitution Project, Washington, DC
Advisory Board, Innocence Commission for Virginia
Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana
American Trial Lawyers Association
Studied apologetics and theology, The Light and Power House, Westwood, California, 1976-1977
JD, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas1974
BA, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1969