In May 1999, Becker ignited a controversy during his Calvert County, Maryland high school graduation ceremony by protesting what was supposed to be a religiously-neutral moment of silence. Instead, the audience of 4000 started saying the Lord's Prayer and Becker walked out in disgust. Local police officers attempted to prevent his return to the ceremony once the prayer was finished.
Though Becker was widely reported as being atheist, he actually considers himself agnostic.
The full story may be seen at the American Atheist Flashline: http://www.atheists.org/flash.line/prayer3.htm