Teresa MacBain - coming out - American Atheists Conf.
[March 26, 2012]
This is a heart warming and inspiring speech from
There are many thousands of clergy who are trapped in a system they no longer believe in. They are forced into a life of dilemma and dissonance, preaching and perpetuating beliefs they know to be false.
They are trapped because they have no professional skills that will give them an income outside the church.
They stand to lose their whole social network.
They will often be rejected and ostracised by their communities and even their own families.
The Clergy Project is a good cause to be involved in.
Provide the support infrastructure.. a social network.. and let them know they don't have to live a lie. Show them the escape route.
Teresa McBain did it and what did she lose.. She lost her bigotry, her hatred and her guilt.
Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to find just one clergyman who wants out of religion and show them how.
The Clergy Project
The Thinking Atheist Podcast (The Clergy Project)