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).
Our latest podcast guest is Phil Vischer, the animator, puppeteer, writer, voice actor, and songwriter who co-created the animated Christian series VeggieTales. We spoke with Phil about why Christian media is so cringeworthy, how he tells Bible stories that may offend parts of his audience, and what the hell is happening with evangelicals in the upcoming election. Read more
When it comes to announcements over the intercoms at public schools, you expect administrators to talk about things like upcoming events and club meetings. They’re specifically not allowed to promote religious events. Saying there’s a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting after school is okay since that’s a student-led club, but encouraging students to bring their Bibles to school is not. Guess what they did in Biloxi, Mississippi? Read more
The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing makes a lot of unsubstantiated claims. Specifically, “Archbishop” Mark Grenon said at a recent training seminar that his “miracle mineral solution” (MMS) would cure everything from breast cancer to leukemia to HIV. But then ABC News caught up with him… Read more