After graduation, she founded, edited and published the Feminist Connection,a monthly advocacy newspaper, from 1980-1985. She joined the Foundation staff in 1985. Annie Laurie served as editor of Freethought Today, FFRF’s newspaper, from 1984 to 2009, when she became executive editor. Her book, Woe To The Women: The Bible Tells Me So, first published in 1981, is now in its 4th printing. In 1988, the Foundation published her book, Betrayal of Trust: Clergy Abuse of Children, the first book documenting widespread sexual abuse by clergy. Her 1997 anthology, Women Without Superstition: ‘No Gods, No Masters, is the first collection of the writings of historic and contemporary women freethinkers.
She is married to Dan Barker and they live in Madison, Wisconsin. Their daughter, Sabrina, a 4th generation freethinker, is a college student.