"I went from God loves everybody to God saves everybody to God is in everybody."
August 27, 2012 9:47 AM Subscribe
From Bible-Belt Pastor to Atheist Leader.
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Jerry DeWitt is a former Pentecostal pastor in the evangelical parish of DeRidder, Louisiana who slowly lost his religious faith. Last Fall, he went public with his atheism, committing what he calls "identity suicide," and instantly becoming "the most disliked person in town." Since then, Mr. DeWitt's lost his job, his wife, his community and may be losing his house, but is still persevering and working
to help others
who find themselves in similar circumstances.
Mr. DeWitt is the executive director of Recovering From Religion
, who also run The Secular Therapist Project
, which connects people in need to therapists who do not "allow their religious, spiritual or supernatural beliefs to inform their therapeutic approach." He is also the first openly-declared atheist "graduate" of The Clergy Project
) a confidential online community for active and former clergy who do not hold supernatural beliefs. More on Mr. DeWitt from the Washington Post: "Pastor’s loss of faith started with loss of hell.
* Living After Faith
* The Angry Atheist
Videos of his Appearances
* On his transition from Pastor to Atheist
* At the Gathering of the Fellowship of Freethought in Dallas, 12/11: Thanksgiving vs. Tebowing
* At the Oklahoma Atheists and the UCO Skeptics, 2/15/12, Parts 1
* Another talk