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Who to Marginalize Next
July 10, 2020

Anthony Fauci, a man in constant pain, tells FiveThirtyEight, “As a country, when you compare us to other countries, I don’t think you can say we’re doing great. I mean, we’re just not.“ Pediatrician Phoebe Danziger at NYT: Get people to accept vaccines right freaking now or it won’t matter if we get a COVID-19 …

The Truth About Covid Parties
July 7, 2020

This is the seventh in a series of original articles on the Covid-19 pandemic by the Center for Inquiry as part of its Coronavirus Resource Center, created to help the public address the crisis with evidence-based information. Please check back periodically for updates and new information.  Recent rumors and news reports have circulated claiming that …

Jehovah’s Witnesses Adapt to the Pandemic
July 6, 2020

Now, I’m not so cold-hearted that I can’t see that this is a well-meaning, pretty well-written missive from one (anonymous) person to my mother. There’s nothing wrong or cruel about it at all, but there are a few problems.

First, my mother was already dead by the time the letter arrived…

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News & Announcements

CSICon Las Vegas: The Bad News and Some Really, Really Good News
July 10, 2020

It may come as no surprise, but it’s disappointing all the same: CSICon 2020 has now been officially canceled, due, of course, to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that is not the end of the story! First of all, we’re of course going to see to it that CSICon 2021, happening October 21-24, 2021 at the …

TAKE ACTION: ALERT: Betsy DeVos Wants to Funnel COVID Money to Religious Schools
July 8, 2020

Dear Friend, Last week, we warned you that the Supreme Court’s egregious decision in Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue forces taxpayers to fund religious instruction in private schools throughout their state via school vouchers. Emboldened by this decision, Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump are prepared to jam a federally funded voucher scheme into Congress’s …

A National Defense Education Act for the 21st Century
July 1, 2020

The worsening COVID-19 crisis in the United States is attributable to several factors, not least of which is the abysmal response by the federal government and the outright denial and misinformation peddled by the President of the United States. But it is also undeniable that efforts at all levels to slow and stop the virus’s …

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Press Releases

Supreme Court’s Little Sisters Ruling Means Dogma Trumps Everything, Says Center for Inquiry
July 8, 2020

The Center for Inquiry denounced the Supreme Court’s decision today in the case of Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, in which the Court ruled in favor of broad religious exemptions to the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act. CFI, which advocates for public policy based on science and secularism, decried the ruling for placing …

Center for Inquiry Denounces ‘Ridiculous’ SCOTUS Ministerial Exception Ruling for Teachers 
July 8, 2020

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) criticized the Supreme Court’s rulings in the twin cases of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrisey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel as expanding the Ministerial Exception beyond all reasonable and sensible limits, and handing a carte blanche to religious organizations to discriminate free from government oversight. These cases referenced fifth grade teachers from private, …

Secular Advocates Denounce Supreme Court Decision Forcing Taxpayers to Pay for Religious Schooling
June 30, 2020

The Center for Inquiry condemned today’s Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue for forcing American taxpayers to pay for religious indoctrination, gutting the protections in both the United States Constitution and in No Aid Provisions of three-quarters of state constitutions that forbid the use of taxpayer dollars for religious purposes. …