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).
Donald Trump, Jr. recently tweeted a picture comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles with some deadly ones thrown in. Not only does he lack any humanity, he doesn’t understand probability, completely overstating the proportion of terrorists to people who need our help. I guess he was just taking advice from his father’s favorite book. Read more
Yesterday, Pastor Steven Anderson was deported from Botswana, where he was in the middle of a “soul-winning” trip, after he reiterated his belief that gay people deserved to be executed by the government. It only took a day for the delusional pastor to declare “victory”… because getting kicked out of a country for hate speech means he won the gold medal at the Martyr Olympics. Read more
A woman in Punta Gorda, Florida claims a cop ticketed her for being a Christian, punishing her for a sign on her windshield that says “What Would Jesus Do.” The cop says faith had nothing to do with it. He gave her a ticket because Florida law forbids vinyl signs on cars that go below a certain point on the windshield, thereby obstructing the driver’s view. Read more