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).
Martha Jane King is a Democrat who’s served in the Kentucky House since 2009. As you might expect, the GOP will do anything to discredit her in the weeks before an election, but if a recent mailer is the best the state’s Republican Party can do, it just shows how little they have to offer — and how little they think of their Christian base. Read more
Next week, while we’re fretting about the presidential election, Puerto Rico will be voting for its next governor. And in response to nasty things people have been saying about her beliefs, one of the main independent candidates in the race, Alexandra Lúgaro, just gave an impromptu speech on Facebook about why she’s an atheist. It was honest, open, and incredible. Read more
Last night, after what was arguably the greatest and most stressful baseball game in history, the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series. I’m thrilled as a life-long fan and as someone who hates the superstition baked into the franchise. One of the byproducts of this championship is that it shatters every myth about every curse that has ever been attributed to the team. Read more
On Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Haley, a belligerent teenager who gained 22 pounds over the past year, claims she’s nine months pregnant (even though six pregnancy tests came out negative). She insists the baby is kicking (even though no one else can feel it). Oh. One more thing: Haley insists her baby is Jesus. Read more