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).
Over the weekend, I had a serious discussion on Equal Time For Freethought with Jamila Bey and host Matt LaClair about minorities in the atheist movement. A more entertaining (though less serious) interview took place at Cognitive Dissonance. There, we talked about things like what kind of blog posts are most interesting to write about and why younger Christians give me some hope for the future. Also, there was a lot of swearing. Good times. Read more
This is a guest post by Lee Moore and leaders of the National Atheist Party. … Our recent invitation to the Westboro Baptist church has sparked a bit of controversy. Kelley Freeman described our invitation as “[poking] a rattlesnake with a stick,” but we just don’t see it that way. Reactions from others have been a mixed bag. Some have patted us on the back and thanked us for sending the invitation. Others have been less than enthusiastic. We have… Read more
There are a few last-minute additions to the Reason Rally roster and they’re big ones. Here’s the first: Actor/comedian Eddie Izzard will be joining us on the Reason Rally stage! Izzard has appeared in Ocean’s Twelve, Cars 2, and Valkyrie. He is also a successful stand-up comic. More announcements are coming soon… Read more