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In Need of Right-SizingFebruary 20, 2020
Did you see the debate last night? Holy moly. It was like some blood-soaked scene out of Penny Dreadful. Anyway. Jack Jenkins looks at the shift of mainline Protestants to the Republican Party over the years, and in one interesting bit, a lot of it has to do with the Nones, or, at least, how …
I M GOD, Westboro Baptists for AtheismFebruary 19, 2020
It might have gone like this in court:
- State of KY: But your honor, this is ridiculous. How can they compare Mr. Hart to our lord and savior? Jesus walked on water and raised the dead!
- Hart: I can do that.
- State of KY: Let’s see you!
- Hart: I’ll do it when the court witnesses Jesus do it.
Equatorial Misinformation MisadventuresFebruary 19, 2020
Last month I was editing a piece by Rob Palmer (perhaps better known as “The Well-Known Skeptic”) on the subject of misinformation he encountered in the middle of the world. Or, put another way, bogus information on the equator in Ecuador (a country named after the equator). I had a particular interest in the topic, …
News & Announcements
Secular Priorities Front and Center in Meeting with Congressional Freethought CaucusOffice of Public Policy
February 12, 2020
Federal lawmakers and leaders from the reality-based community met on Capitol Hill on Monday, February 10, when the Congressional Freethought Caucus invited secular advocacy organizations to share ideas and discuss priorities. The Center for Inquiry was there, represented by president and CEO Robyn Blumner and Director of Government Affairs Jason Lemieux. Chaired by Reps. Jared …
Please welcome CFI’s new Development Director Connie SkingelFebruary 6, 2020
Our mission to advance reason and science has perhaps never been more critical, as we face unprecedented assaults on secular government, evidence-based medicine, and basic facts. To carry on this fight, the Center for Inquiry relies on the support of people like you, and we need dedicated and talented professionals to secure the resources we …
Congress Hears CFI’s Call for Repeal of Global Blasphemy LawsOffice of Public Policy
January 28, 2020
Religious persecution around the world was the focus of a joint hearing of two House subcommittees on Tuesday, January 28, and the Center for Inquiry took the opportunity to push for the support of bipartisan resolutions calling for the global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws. Rep. Jamie Raskin, who introduced the House version …