Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. He is a former National Board Certified high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago, where he taught for seven years.
Hemant has appeared on CNN and FOX News (really). He has served on the board of directors for Foundation Beyond Belief (a charity organization targeting non-theistic donors) and the Secular Student Alliance (which creates and supports college atheist groups nationwide).
If I understand Christianity correctly — and I clearly do — then when you get married, Jesus is always in your bedroom. But if you have sex before marriage, then Satan tags in to complete the threesome. At least that was the gist of the argument made by Christian Right leader Bryan Fischer on his show yesterday: Read more
Brewster County (Texas) Sheriff Ronny Dodson is one of the many, many government officials to put “In God We Trust” stickers on all the vehicles in his department. But rather than pretending it was just an act of patriotism and saying it’s just our national motto, Dodson made clear this was all about promoting Christianity. That decision has finally come back to haunt him. Read more
A new lawsuit claims that the producers of God’s Not Dead (the original one with Kevin Sorbo playing the atheist philosophy professor) stole the idea for the film from two people who were never given credit or cash for their contributions. The copyright claim, filed yesterday in a California federal court, states that screenwriter Kelly Kullberg and producer/director Michael Landon, Jr. developed the story (called “Rise”) that was later used as the basis for God’s Not Dead, the Christian film that grossed an astonishing $140 million and spawned a sequel. The plaintiffs are asking for $100 million in relief. Read more