Hemant Mehta is the founder and editor of FriendlyAtheist.com, a YouTube creator, and podcast co-host. He is a former National Board Certified math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He has appeared on CNN and FOX News and served on the board of directors for Foundation Beyond Belief and the Secular Student Alliance. He has written multiple books, including I Sold My Soul on eBay and The Young Atheist's Survival Guide. He also edited the book Queer Disbelief.
There’s a special street sign going up in New York City to honor a group of firefighters who sacrificed their lives to save others on 9/11. Not only were they heroes, they were among the first firefighters to arrive on the scene that morning. There were seven of them and, after they died, they were collectively known as “Seven in Heaven.” And that’s how city officials are memorializing them: So it raises a really difficult question for some atheists: Is… Read more
ChristWire finally revealed the truth about me yesterday. Turns out I’m a Smiling Mexigay: Poor humor, however, is not the most troublesome aspect of this website. Neither is the horrid design, with illegible Satanic markings next to a picture of a smiling Mexigay. … … In its entirety, the “Friendly Atheist” blog represents a sustained propaganda machine designed to spread the Chinese homo lie that atheists can be friendly. Friendship is a gift from the Lord and without the Lord… Read more
Ever since civil unions became legal in Illinois, Catholic-run, partially-state-funded adoption agencies have been closing shop because they refuse to put children in the homes of loving, gay couples. Now, the Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley, a secular agency, is stepping in to help out the children that the Catholic charities don’t seem to care about. They’re taking in 330 children left behind by the Catholic Charities in Rockford. It’s run by a religious person who thinks very highly… Read more
Singer Anthony David was listening to Pat Robertson explain how the “earthquake in Haiti was because of a curse from God” and that compelled him to write a song called “God Said.” I’m not one of those who claims that religion is the ONLY thing that causes all of the wars and bloodshed, but it has caused many. But not necessarily even the religion but the interpretetation of a few dangerous minds put into the wrong position of power or… Read more