April Meeting: Jerry DeWitt of the Clergy Project

  • April 9, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Join us on April 9th when we will be joined by author and activist Jerry DeWitt.

Mr. DeWitt will discuss the Clergy Project and the story of his journey from religion.

"Jerry DeWitt was a pastor in the town of DeRidder, Louisiana, and a fixture of the community. He had begun to question his Pentecostal faith, however, and late one night in 2011, a member of his flock called seeking prayer for her brother who had been in a serious accident.

As DeWitt searched for the right words to console her, speech failed him, and he found that the faith which had once formed the cornerstone of his life finally crumbled to dust.

When DeWitt was eventually outed as an atheist, he found himself shunned by much of DeRidder’s highly religious community, losing his job, his wife, and nearly everything he’d known. He has since become a leader and well-known speaker in America’s fast-growing atheist movement." -from the Hope After Faith website

As always, we will be setting up around 6:30, so feel free to come and socialize. The program is scheduled to start at 7. We ask that non members make a small $5 donation at the door.

 

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  • marcienne r.

    Mr. DeWitt is a man of rare courage and strength. The meeting was
    both entertaining and inspiring.

    April 10, 2013

  • Christopher M.

    Excellent talk, 30 mins of talk and 90 mins of q & a. A great event. Jerry is a thoughtful, passionate and funny man. He delivers an important and thought provoking message for Humanists from a different perspective than most of us are used to... We recorded the talk so hopefully we will post it online in the not so distant future.

    April 9, 2013

  • Jeff H.

    Informative!

    April 9, 2013

  • David B.

    Sounds like a great talk, but I might have to work late. If you don't see me, that's what I'm doing.

    April 9, 2013

  • Larry G.

    I don't know how often I will attend but interested to know others of similar mind on the subject. I just live my life without the baggage of religion.

    April 8, 2013

  • Gin S.

    Thgere will be 2 of us. Lookng forward to it.

    April 4, 2013

  • Tim

    I didn't realize it but I'll be flying to Vancouver that day.

    April 4, 2013

  • Tim

    I didn't realize it but I'll be flying to Vancouver that day.

    March 30, 2013

  • Aladdin C.

    Look forward to it

    March 25, 2013

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