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).
The National Institutes of Health will soon provide more help to LGBT people dealing with cancer, depression and HIV/AIDS. Good news, right? Not if you’re current Colorado State Rep. and Christian talk show host Gordon Klingenschmitt. He says that this funding amounts to nothing more than “bonus pay” to LGBT people for their sexual orientation. Read more
Here’s some wonderful news from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals: The entire slate of judges will rehear a case involving the Rowan County (North Carolina) Board of Commissioners’ prayer policy in what’s known as an en banc review. It’s a chance to make up for a disastrous decision from September that allowed county officials to deliver Christian prayers — and only Christian prayers — at their meetings. Read more