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).
Dylan Galos can’t catch a break. His billboard for the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Out of the Closet” campaign in Columbus, Ohio looked great: Unfortunately, it turned out that billboard was placed on church property, so it was taken down and moved elsewhere. The billboard… has been relocated to East Main St., west of Alum Creek Dr., facing west. Guess what? A business owner has complained about the billboard’s new location. And now it has to be moved again. The… Read more
We’re so used to atheists going after prayer in public schools that it’s a pleasant shock when any other group leads the charge against it. But that’s what’s happening in Toronto: A Hindu group [Canadian Hindu Advocacy] that regularly criticizes Islam is going after a Toronto school for holding prayer sessions for Muslim students on Friday afternoons, arguing that it violates principles of secularism in the public school system. For about three years, Valley Park Middle School on Overlea Boulevard… Read more
Kyle Rogers is trying to make a film called Genesis 51:33-51 about how god is irrelevant when it comes to human ethics and how we ought to treat each other. He needs some help from anyone who might be interested: If you’d like to see his project come to fruition, he has a fundraising drive over at Kickstarter. Your money is taken only if he raises the full amount, so consider helping him out. Bonus Internet points if you can… Read more
A few people formed the “National Atheist Party” back in March and several state chapters have since formed… all on Facebook: The National Atheist Party is a diverse, all inclusive, progressive, secular political movement and a response to the lack of representation for all free thinking people who are legal, law abiding citizens of the United States. We demand emancipation from the religious dogma that has infiltrated our government and has unfairly influenced political decisions and policy making. We are… Read more