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This is the official broadcast of the nonprofit organization Recovering from Religion (RfR), hosted by Emily Karp and Scott Smith, two volunteers on RfR's Hotline Project. Every aspect of leaving, questioning, or changing one's faith is explored.




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Friday, September 2, 2016

Show Notes: 

Links Related to Interview (Dan Barker & Annie Laurie Gaylor):

Freedom From Religion Foundation: https://ffrf.org/

Dan Barker Shares in 1984 About His Atheism and Meets Annie Laurie Gaylor for First Time on"AM Chicago" with Oprah Winfrey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_t17c7Zkts (warning: autoplay)

Rhode Island florists refuse to deliver flowers to Jessica Alquist: https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/2875-rhode-island-florists-refuse-to-deliver-ffrfs-flowers-to-jessica-ahlqu

Resource of the Month:

Kids Without God: http://kidswithoutgod.com/teens/

Upcoming Secular Events/Conventions/Conferences:

Apostacon 2016: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/apostacon-2016-the-mother-of-all-meat-balls-tickets-26650474286 (scroll down near the bottom of this page for more info)

Women in Secularism 4: http://womeninsecularism.org/

39th Freedom from Religion Foundation National Convention: http://ffrf.org/outreach/convention

CSICon Las Vegas: http://www.csiconference.org/

Great Lakes Reasonfest: http://www.greatlakesreasonfest.com/

Mentioned in the episode's closing remarks:

Secular Therapy Project: https://seculartherapy.org/

Recovering from Religion support groups:  http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/support-groups

Hotline Project phone number:  1-84 I DOUBT IT (1-844-368-2848)

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Scott Smith was raised Southern Baptist and has been identifying as an atheist since 2009.  He is a retired U.S. Army intelligence analyst who served in West Germany, Fort Drum, NY, Haiti, Somalia, Hawaii, Iraq, Washington D.C., and San Antonio, TX where he also resides now.  Prior to that, he attended the University of Kentucky and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. 

He has been with the Recovering from Religion Hotline Project since September 2015. Scott is currently an agent, mentor, and supervisor with the Hotline Project as well as the co-host of the Recovering from Religion podcast. His hobbies include marathon running, bass guitar, and golf.

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Emily Karp was raised in Catholicism, and has extended family who are Jewish. She has been identifying as an atheist since 2010 and has been volunteering with the Recovering from Religion Hotline Project since it launched at at end of February 2015. She is currently an agent, mentor, and supervisor with the Hotline Project as well as the co-host of the Recovering from Religion podcast.

Emily currently resides in Maryland. She possesses a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics from Boston University, MA. Her main hobbies are fanvideo editing and writing fanfiction.