Wynne LeGrow MD, a self-proclaimed atheist, tells the sometimes humorous, sometimes serious story of his attempt to unseat Republican Congressman Randy Forbes, the founder and chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus. Running as an atheist in a southern Virginia district may not be an easy task, but it is certainly a memorable one.
In Last Leper in the Colony, Dr. LeGrow describes how his concern for the wellbeing of the planet leads him to run for congress against incumbent Republican Forbes. LeGrow knows he faces an uphill battle - but that doesn't stop him from fighting the good fight and standing up for his convictions.
Author Wynne LeGrow is the son of a Protestant minister father and schoolteacher mother. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and then trained in internal medicine and nephrology. He served in the U.S. Army for two years where he was promoted to the rank of major. LeGrow practiced medicine in Emporia, Virginia, for 29 years before running for Congress in 2010.
There is no way to tell a believer from a nonbeliever by the way he or she acts. No amount of dishonesty, malfeasance, antisocial behavior, racial or homophobic prejudice, misappropriation of funds, substance abuse, sexual indiscretion or perversion disqualifies one from being considered a true believer. The one transgression that cannot be forgiven in that of thinking for oneself and coming to an unacceptable conclusion concerning the existence of a deity.