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).
A lot of atheist groups around the country are planning Darwin Day activities, and the lineup for the University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers’ celebration looks terrific: They have Joe Nickell (skeptical investigator of the paranormal), Jamila Bey (secular activist), Clint Kelly (biology professor) and Lawrence Krauss (theoretical physicist) speaking at their school, and those are just the keynotes. What are all of you planning? … Incidentally, ~GeneticMishap created a publicity poster anyone can use: To personalize it, just… Read more
House Resolution 535 in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-obviously), declares: That the House of Representatives declare 2012 as the “Year of the Bible” in Pennsylvania in recognition of both the formative influence of the Bible on our Commonwealth and nation and our national need to study and apply the teachings of the holy scriptures. Right… because we have a “national need” to understand Genesis, genocide, and all the other bullshit in the Bible. Saccone doesn’t even try to… Read more
If you’re the leader of any local or campus freethought group, there’s a discussion group on Facebook that will offer advice and answer any questions for you. A lot of veteran activists are on there, making it a great resource — or perhaps you could pitch in and help some other leaders yourself. (Thanks to Scott for the link!) Read more