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).
A couple of weeks ago, just after Georgia’s Heritage High School football team finished practice, there was a mass baptism. The students were joined by the team chaplain (they have one of those), a minister, and the head coach as they all watched nearly a dozen teammates accept Christ into their lives. And it was all shared online. Read more
Cara Prior, who’s running for the Arizona State House, and her husband Scott Prior, who’s running for State Senate, are holding an event this Friday night at Sonny’s Gentlemen’s Club. Their goal is to draw attention to the Center for Arizona Policy, an influential conservative lobbying group that fights against the bodily autonomy of women, which they plan to take on if elected. Read more
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, a conservative Christian who never misses an opportunity to promote his faith, spoke at a “Pastor Appreciation Forum” at the governor’s mansion last week and told the 130 attendees that they should essentially ignore the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits the endorsement of candidates from the pulpit if the church wants to keep its tax-exempt status. His argument: What’s the worse that could happen? Read more