The Clergy Project was founded to give religious leaders who have secretly become atheists a support system when they choose to come out. And it's going well. Says Dan Barker: "Last week, the Clergy Project logged its 425th member, all carefully screened, Barker said. Of those, 316 are former clergy members, 109 are still active." There are several who have gone public already; Teresa McBain is one of them. Jerry DeWitt is another.
And guess what? These folks are just as involved in building and improving communities as before they came out - if not more involved. They're moral people who realized they were deceiving the people that depended on them, and with support, they were able to stop doing that. These brave people deserve our continuing praise and support.
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