Did You Know I’m an Atheist?

Remember the local newspaper that talked about how readers of this website sent emails to the East Aurora Board of Education urging them to keep their policy benefitting transgender students… but didn’t mention me or this site’s name?

The Illinois Family Institute doesn’t appreciate that, so they did some journalistic work themselves and came up with a huge story: I’m an atheist!

If you spend any time on Mehta’s blog, you will find that he promotes both atheism and the extraordinarily obscene and hateful religious bigot Dan Savage. In addition, Mehta, who is a… math teacher, regularly uses profane and obscene language. Mehta’s endorsement of the East Aurora High School policy provides further evidence that it’s bad policy.

I do, in fact, promote atheism on this blog. I don’t know what I was thinking trying to slip that one by all of you.

As for Dan Savage, the guy’s awesome, but as far as anything more than a passing reference, he’s been mentioned all of twice on this site over the past year.

Profane and obscene language? I use it on the site sometimes… and never in the classroom. So Laurie Higgins is taking an unfair shot by mentioning that I’m a math teacher in the same sentence where she says this.

But that’s what you do when no one takes you seriously. You make shit up and see what sticks with a readership that never bothers to factcheck anything you say.

Also, unlike IFI, I’ll link back to their site so you can see all of their bigotry for yourself. Don’t just take my word for it.

About Hemant Mehta

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. You can read much more about him here.


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