In 1981, Lear founded the ironically-named People For the American Way, a godless liberal organization that aggressively promotes anti-American secularism and feebly tries to discredit Christian political activity. In 2007 the organization had a budget of $13 million, mostly raised by direct mail, which it used to organize local chapters around the country, especially in university towns.
- Hunter, James Davison. Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America (1991). online edition