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.
The other day, I made a post about how the NYC Atheists are considering suing over a street sign that reads “Seven in Heaven.” My feeling was that this would be a disaster in the making (just from a PR standpoint). Even if they were right on principle, I’m not convinced they could win a legal challenge. Even if they won, it may cause more harm than good. Jane Everhart (their director of communications) wanted to respond to the points… Read more
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