1. The Meaning [Christians & LGBTQ Rights - Excerpt from the Movie]


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    This scene was mentioned in this article on TVG News: "Along with a diverse group of filmmakers, [Ian J. Keeney] spent over two years traveling the country, learning from personal stories of Christians and Atheists in an attempt to create a bridge of friendship. He decided from the start that our story, the story of LGBTQ Americans like you and me, was an integral part of his mission to share ideas, build respect, and learn to love each other as equals...We have a heterosexual ally who decided that we’re important. That we deserve respect, and a voice. That the abuse we receive is undeserved, and should be stopped. That our place is not as outsiders looking in, but part of our local and national communities. His film, “The Meaning”, was created at great personal expense to achieve this goal. So that one day, we don’t have to cringe inside everytime our sexual orientation comes up–that our differences will be celebrated, not tolerated. (Joe Evaristo)" Read full article here: http://tgvnews.com/2013/07/sit-in-the-sinner-section/ For more information on the movie visit www.DiscoverTheMeaning.com Credits: Directed by Ian J. Keeney Produced by: Paul MacCracken, Sarael Martinez, Corey Howell, Kimber Voss, Greg Wilson, Joe Evaristo Layla Davis Pastor Mike Housholder, Lutheran Church of Hope Pastor Arthur Naylor, First Pentecostal Prayer of Faith Church David Silverman, American Atheists Cameras: Ian J. Keeney, Greg Wilson, Yvettee Quezada, Corey Howell, Billy Hamill

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    • American Atheists 2014 National Convention : #AAcon14 Promo Video


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      Register now at http://www.atheists.org/convention April 17-20 in Salt Lake City, Utah | Hashtag: #AAcon14 Costume Party, Live Music, Stand-up Comedy, Art Show, Silent Auction, National & Local Exhibitors, Childcare, Day Camp, and Much More Contact us: (908) 276-7300 or www.atheists.org/contact ... Special thanks to Dominic Ramirez for video production.

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      • My Week in Atheism


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        My Week in Atheism is a film about a friendship caught between the two opposing worldviews of atheism and Christianity. As a devout Christian and an atheist activist travel together to secular conventions, university campuses, and a live talk show, they struggle to maintain a close friendship while protecting their beliefs. Exploring discussions with a few atheists along the way they find that while they may have many differences they are open to dialogue and this inevitably leads to discovery.

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        • The Atheist Viewpoint, Ep. 913 - The 5th Annual Atheist Film Festival


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          Dave Muscato, Public Relations Director of American Atheists, attends the 5th annual Atheist Film Festival in San Francisco, and interviews several filmmakers, plus the co-organizer of the festival, David Fitzgerald. Plus, the presentation of the first-ever American Atheists EVOLVE Award to Scott Thurman, director of The Revisionaries, for Excellence in a Documentary.

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          • The Atheist Viewpoint: 904 Atheist-sponsored Monument Unveiling episode (Part I)


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            The Atheist Viewpoint: Unveiling the First-Ever Atheist-Sponsored Monument on Government Property in the History of the United States (Starke, Florida)

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            • Refusing My Religion Trailer


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              REFUSING MY RELIGION Sometimes Finding Salvation Means Losing Your Faith www.refusingmyreligion.com This story could only happen 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 non-believers 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 the unprecedented and rapid changes to 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. The Clergy Project is an online safe haven for former or active ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, etc. who have “moved beyond faith”. The website went public in March of 2011 with 52 original members; since then it has increased to 425. The Clergy Project grew indirectly out of the 2010 Tufts University study “Preachers Who Are Not Believers” conducted by Daniel Dennett and Linda LaScola. In 2011 The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science provided funding to help launch TCP. Some of TCP’s founders include Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, clinical research consultant Linda LaScola, Clergy Project Executive Director Catherine Dunphy, and Executive Director of the RDFRS Dr. R. Elisabeth Cornwell. 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 Daniel Dennett recently told us in an on-camera interview. The latest Pew Forum On Religion & Public Life 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 hardships and discrimination a number of atheists face in pursuing the truth of who they are. These former clergy realized that they must live aligned with the truth inside themselves. But once they “came out” as non-believers, many were immediately shunned by their communities, had their marriages and families torn apart, were fired from their secular jobs, had businesses ruined, personal property destroyed, and some have received threats of physical harm, sexual abuse and even death. Some have had to uproot their lives entirely and move far away from their homes to start anew, simply because they no longer believe. Atheists encounter many similar social justice issues that affect women, gays, and minorities. Our documentary explores this crucial cultural divide between the secular and the fundamentally religious. In our exploration of the subject matter, we have gained a greater understanding of the diverse and complex nature if religion in America. We have been moved and inspired by the efforts of those creating dialogue with and building bridges toward the secular movement. We can see the energy of what could evolve into what we hope is a more tolerant and compassionate community. This is something we think the world should know about. HOW WILL WE USE YOUR DONATION? As you know, making a film of this magnitude is expensive and time-consuming. Your donation will enable us to complete it. The funds will be used for production, post-production, licensing fees, marketing, and distribution.

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              • Creation Vs. Evolution: A debate between John Rankin & David Silverman


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                On 4/22/12 Calvary Fellowship hosted a debate between John Rankin (President of the Theological Education Institute) and David Silverman (President of the American Atheists) on the agreed upon question: "Can Darwinian Evolution Produce a Healthy Society?" There is a dynamic exchange that is both thoughtful and passionate between the two men and the audience (a mixture of skeptics & believers) who participated by asking some great questions. Check it out! http://www.calvaryhartford.com

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                • PAN 9/11 Remembrance Service (pt 3 of 3)


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                  This is a video of the service held by the PA Nonbelievers in the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001.

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                  • PAN 9/11 Remembrance Service (pt 2 of 3)


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                    This is a video of the service held by the PA Nonbelievers in the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001.

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                    • PAN 9/11 Remembrance Service (pt 1 of 3)


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                      This is a video of the service held by the PA Nonbelievers in the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001.

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