"Because they started out as fervent Christians, unlike Dawkins and Hitchens and company, Phelps and DeWitt are seen as heroes within the movement. They tend to live and work in the country’s most Bible-soaked places. 'I think what’s happening is that nontheists are realizing we can’t just leave this cause to Ivy Leaguers and intellectuals,' DeWitt told me. 'We’ve got to convey the secular worldview in a more emotional way.'"
Saturday, September 1, 2012
From Bible-Belt Pastor to Atheist Leader
Robert F. Worth reports on evangelical atheists.