REFUSING MY RELIGION

Sometimes Finding Salvation Means Losing Your Faith

This story could only take place in America: What happens when preachers lose their faith and become atheist activists?

WHAT IS THIS DOCUMENTARY ABOUT?

Our feature-length documentary, REFUSING MY RELIGION, examines through intimate first-person accounts the experiences of clergy members who have left their careers in ministry, renounced religion, and gone on to become prominent figures in the secular movement. 

When ministers lose their faith and “come out” not only as nonbelievers but as atheist activists, this is a clear indication that our society is transforming right before our eyes.  We are making the definitive film about these unprecedented and rapid changes happening on the religious and cultural landscape of America. 

As the internet and access to information continue to shape our world, religion now finds itself in a place it has never been before. Daniel Dennett even says in our film, "This really is a tipping point for religion."

WHY IS THIS FILM IMPORTANT, AND WHY SHOULD YOU SUPPORT IT?

Education and awareness are integral to creating the policies and laws that foster a just and moral society.  If these matters are important to you, please contribute to this film.

We are at a tipping point.  The stronghold religion has had on our society is “all breaking down,” as Dennett recently told us in an interview.  The 2012 Pew Forum On Religion & Public Life's survey and statistics reveal that there is a never-seen-before momentum shifting away from traditional American religious institutions, both at the societal and individual levels.  The evidence proves that church attendance has significantly decreased in the past decade, particularly among young Americans. 

This is your opportunity to be active in closing the final chapter of America’s civil rights battle.  Helping us complete this film will raise awareness of the personal struggles and discrimination a number of atheists face in pursuing the truth of who they are.