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).
Last week, Jesse Gonzales, a dental assistant who works with Arizona’s Department of Veterans Affairs, was walking through the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center when he saw three men handing out bibles. They offered him one and he declined, but when he ran into them again later, he asked if they were authorized to be there. This was a government-run military hospital, after all. That question didn’t go over so well… and then things escalated. Read more