Teresa MacBain the '2012 Atheist of the Year' Speech - $5 cost

 

Teresa MacBain became a non-believer after more than twenty years of ministry throughout the Deep South. Her ministry experience began early in life, serving along side her father who was a Baptist minister.   She taught 4th grade for several years but left the classroom for the pulpit as a Methodist pastor.  

Teresa holds the distinction of being the first female graduate of The Clergy Project, a private, invitation-only “safe house” community of current and former ministers who no longer hold the supernatural beliefs of their religious traditions.  Teresa has been featured on CNN, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Talk of the Nation”, USA Today, The O’Reilly Factor, the Huffington Post, and many other TV and print outlets.

As a former minister, Teresa brings a broad understanding of the religious lifestyle and its effects on personal wellbeing to the non-theist movement. She’s a dynamic and entertaining public speaker with a heartfelt compassion for those struggling to completely free themselves from their religion.

She is currently the Executive Director for the Humanists of Florida Association.

 

She will be in town doing a speech at the University Club with another meetup group.  The cost is $5 unless you are a member of the other group which is the Orlando Freethinkers and Humanists ($20 yearly membership).

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  • David W.

    This was a great summary of several things we should continue to work on in Central Florida. We must focus on the positive, the things we have in common, and the efforts to unite our community using all of the resources our members and their organizations bring to the table. Thanks to everyone who came out!

    April 29, 2013

  • Cooper W.

    Great speaker - pleasure to listen to her.

    2 · April 28, 2013

  • charles

    i am new to this and kinda shy - hello people

    1 · April 23, 2013

    • David W.

      Hi Charles! Glad to have you with us. It is going to be a full house so get there early!

      April 23, 2013

    • Susan C.

      Hi Charles. Welcome. We won't bite.

      April 24, 2013

  • Mike M.

    I am looking to enjoy being a member of F.A.C.T.S and attending Teresa McBain's speech in Orlando. This group is designed for intellectual discussion in science and humanism.

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Stina

    Can we really all fit in there at the University Club?

    April 23, 2013

    • Mike

      Should be OK. Jack is aware of how many are coming.

      April 23, 2013

  • Susan C.

    Member. :-)

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Jack M.

    Those attending this talk at the University Club of Winter Park need to ENTER the side door ramp adjacent entrance to the water-fountain. (NOT the front door).

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Drake W.

    Can't wait to see Teresa again!

    April 1, 2013

  • Drake W.

    No offense to a fantastic leader in our just cause but will this be the same presentation you recently made at the UCF Secular Club? Just wondering since I've seen it and would have to re-arrange schedules to attend. Cheers, Drake

    March 25, 2013

    • Mike

      I will try to find out.

      March 25, 2013

    • Mike

      It's a different speech.

      1 · March 25, 2013

  • vicky

    I'll be there. I am a member of the Freethinkers too.

    March 25, 2013

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