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Embracing the “D-word” (Grand Rapids)

March 25, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


Bridget Crutchfield joins us to speak on “Embracing the D-Word.” She will be discussing the need for, and the benefits of incorporating diversity into the secular community and how the community at large can assist with the transition. Meetings are open to the Public

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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About Bridget Crutchfield

Founder/President, Minority Atheists of Michigan, Black Non-believers of Detroit

Bridgett Crutchfield was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness. Realizing in her teens life as a Jehovah’s Witness would not be in her future, she abandoned the organization at the age of 18 and moved to Michigan. Two years later, Bridgett was disfellowshipped (excommunicated) from the Jehovah’s Witness’ faith. After flitting from one doctrine to another (Buddhism, Islam etc), Bridgett settled upon Christianity and committed to the doctrine and church wholeheartedly, initially. Bridgett assumed position as Evangelist, Prophetess and Intercessory Prayer member. Reading the bible in her spare time, Bridgett realized the ‘god of love’ she ministered about was anything but. She begged God for understanding of the senseless murders in the bible, and the blatant manipulating of innocent people. The bible, in addition to several horrific crimes that made national news, made Bridgett realize she could not in good conscience believe in a god that would allow devastating tragedies nor could she defend what she earnestly taught previously. After fearfully declaring to herself in the confines of her bedroom she was an Atheist, Bridgett set out to learn. She sought solace online and then at meetups. After noticing the lack of diversity in the meetups, Bridgett questioned an organizer. The organizer in turned questioned Bridgett and what she intended to do about the issue. Thus, Minority Atheists of Michigan (2011) was born. Two years later, Bridgett founded the Detroit affiliate of Black Nonbelievers, where she also serves as President. Bridgett is the mother of two children, proud Suga Mama to her two grandsons (‘Suga Babies’) Blake & Ryan and is dog-owned by a beautiful Black Lab named Tahir.