Leon Milton Birkhead

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Rev. Leon Milton Birkhead (1885–1954) was an American Unitarian minister who opposed Nazi sympathizers in America in the 1930s.[1] He was in dispute with Gerald Burton Winrod since the 1920s.[2] As the author of The Religion of Free Man (1929) he suggested dropping "God out of consideration," and represented the humanist rather than theist wing of the modern Unitarian church.[3]


  1. ^ America views the Holocaust, 1933-1945: a brief documentary history - Page 47 Robert H. Abzug - 1999 "Reverend LM Birkhead, an American Unitarian minister, sought out the Nazi Jew-baiter Julius Streicher while on a fact-finding visit to Germany, Italy, and the Soviet Union. He was struck by the reach and extremism of the Nazi ..."
  2. ^ Hollywood and anti-semitism: a cultural history up to World War II - Page 118 Steven Alan Carr - 2001 "... Winrod faced stiff opposition from the Reverend LM Birkhead, a Unitarian minister from nearby Kansas City, Missouri. ... the minister founded Friends of Democracy, an organization to fight indigenous American fascism. Birkhead chose ."
  3. ^ Man the measure: an essay on humanism as religion Arthur Hazard Dakin - 1939 "been powerful enough to threaten a rift between theists and non-theists in American Unitarianism. 18 Humanist centers ... Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, Mo.; LM Birkhead, minister; 1185 nominal members, ..."