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Fw: Recovering From Religion

From: Terry M.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 2:42 PM
Below is an email I received from the Recovering From Religion organization.
Metroplex Atheists set up a Meetup for RR but the leader got busy being the leader of the Humanists of Fort Worth group and hasn't had time to pursue RR building. 
If anyone would like to head up the organization or knows of someone who would, or anyone who might like to be a part of RR in any capacity, please let me know.  
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 03,[masked]:20 AM
Subject: Recovering From Religion

Good Morning!


Recovering From Religion, a 501c3 tax exempt organization, would like to introduce ourselves to you as an international resource seeking to help people recovering from their religious beliefs on both the national and local levels. Through local, small group development nationwide, our goal is to provide personal support as a transitional “landing point” for individuals seeking respite from the supernatural belief systems of modern society. Through national involvement, we provide the services and resources necessary for secular groups to encourage “church pew nonbelievers” to consider the possibilities of a life outside of faith. Participation in a local RR group is always free, and the vast majority of attendees transition naturally into area secular groups where they feel most comfortable within 12-18 months of participation within RR. RR does not compete with area secular groups, and in fact-areas with active RR groups see local freethinking groups grow via our members at a rate of 1-3 per month. Recovering From Religion is simply a waystation, an opportunity to explore what a life outside of faith (a scary proposition for many confined to creeds) will mean to each individual as well as how to connect to the secular community, and how to address the latent issues religion leaves behind. Non-believers are also welcome to attend and discuss the impact religion has had on their life, as well as participate in topics ranging from parenting to marital issues are addressed as pertain to “interfaith” families of a believer and a non-believer.


Attached is a press release, which we would greatly appreciate your sharing on a widespread scale via personal connections and social media. More information can be located at as well as our Facebook page located at: Our goal for 2012 is to establish and develop local RR groups in every major city throughout the USA and Canada by the end of 2012, and we look forward to connecting with you while we achieve this vision. Thank you for your time, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience, should you have questions or need more information.



Sarah Morehead

Deputy Executive Director

Recovering From Religion



Contact: Jerry W. DeWitt

Executive Director, Recovering from Religion

Phone [masked]
[address removed]         


Executive Director Jerry DeWitt Launches Recovering From Religion Into The Secular Movement With Experienced Board of Directors, Dynamic Website, & Interactive Multi-Media Platforms Encouraging People to Let Go Of Faith Through Recovering From Religion Nationwide

DeRidder, Louisiana                                                                                                                                                                        January 3, 2012

Executive Director Jerry DeWitt (former fundamentalist minister & first graduate of The Clergy Project) quickly learned how risky admitting to lack of belief really is. Mr. Dewitt states “I knew it would be difficult, but I had no idea HOW difficult. I’ve lost my job, lifelong friends, and have been ostracized from my community. Without the tremendous support I received from others who have recovered from religion, I would have considered suicide.” Mr. DeWitt was summarily fired from his government job for speaking publicly about letting go of faith, and has tremendous empathy for people struggling to do the same. Suddenly unemployed only  3 weeks before Christmas, Mr. DeWitt made Recovering From Religion his #1 priority by seating its first Board of Directors, filing for 501c3 status, & creating a sizeable network between the RR website, online forum, Facebook, & Twitter. Always focused on encouraging an exodus from the many tribes of religion, the Board of Directors is solely comprised of former believers including Former Evangelical Minister Richard Haynes , Nathan Phelps (son of the infamous WBC leader Fred Phelps), RR founder Dr. Darrel Ray (author of The God Virus & Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality), & Sarah Morehead. RR’s newest programs include facilitator training, monthly meetings held nationwide, providing community & support to those reconsidering religion, materials development encouraging non-believers to explore the negative impact of religion in their lives, as well as resource production to distribute during the Reason Rally and National Atheist Convention in March 2012. The number of people leaving their religious beliefs is growing, & Recovering from Religion is the only group in the country equipped to assist the unique challenges that can result. Through “Counseling, Content, and Community Connections”, RR provides a desperately needed service to many nationwide. Learn more by visiting today.


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