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 Channel (really). He has served on the board of directors for Foundation Beyond Belief (a charity organization targeting non-theistic donors) and was the chair of the board of the Secular Student Alliance (which creates and supports college atheist groups nationwide).
Because the supporters of Ted Cruz held a “live Nativity” on the grounds of the Michigan State Capitol earlier this month, the door was open for any group to stage a live demonstration! That’s why The Satanic Temple held the “nation’s first state-sanctioned Satanic Ceremony in history” in the same space on Saturday night. The main speech, given by the Temple’s Detroit director Jex Blackmore, ended with a call for everyone to “Hail Satan.” A Judas Priest song closed the event as two men made out on the Capitol steps. Read more
Peter Heck, writing for the American Thinker, proves the publication needs a new name in his latest article. He argues, as so many other ignorant Christians have said before him, that it makes no sense for atheists to get so worked up over religion when — wait for it — they don’t believe in God! Read more
Wisconsin State Rep. Scott Allen had a public Christmas message for residents of his state that went far beyond what was appropriate for an elected official. Rather than saying “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” and leaving it at that, Allen told Jews, atheists, Hindus, Muslims, and everyone else to consider converting to Christianity, before rattling off a handful of Bible verses: Read more