I do give her credit for leaving the pulpit. Far, far too many false teachers are obviously atheists who stick around for the perks of the job. But it goes to show how the worldview of these celebrity “ex-Christians”* is hopelessly flawed. And it shows how churches often do a terrible job of weeding out the fakes from membership and leadership.
A former Methodist minister-turned-atheist has been fired from her high-ranking post at Harvard University last week after it was discovered that she had falsified her resume.
Teresa MacBain was formerly a United Methodist pastor in Florida before announcing at the American Atheists convention in 2012 that she had lost her faith and had decided to become an atheist. MacBain’s announcement led to a large amount of publicity, including the American Atheists organization naming her the “Atheist of the Year” for 2012. Additionally, she was named the organization’s public relations director in the same year.
Earlier in September, Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. offered MacBain the job of project director for the college’s Humanist Community Project. The purpose of the newly-created project was to form local communities for humanists across the nation through schools and various organizations. MacBain’s job would have been to travel to these various places to start the communities.
Too bad they don’t give equal time to all the atheists who have become Christians.
* I put “ex-Christians” in quotes because if she had really been a believer she would still be one. See 1 John. Hopefully God will make her spiritually alive and she’ll become an authentic Christian.