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Dangerous Advice
August 11, 2020


The same old horrors keep coming back. In Nigeria, a 22-year-old singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu is sentenced to death for blasphemy over a song he wrote. “Mr Sharif-Aminu did not deny the charges.” Jane Donnelly of Atheist Ireland at the Irish Times: It’s time to scrap all religious oaths in state activities. Hey, what if the …

Another Week, (Yet) Another Trump Conspiracy
August 11, 2020


President Trump has long been known to peddle unfounded conspiracies, and has done so for years.  Most recently Trump has revived years-old, long-debunked claims about widespread voter fraud, especially by mail. There is no evidence at all that voter fraud is significant, much less rampant, but nevertheless Trump succeeds in sowing uncertainty about the validity …

The Totalitarian Nature of Islam
August 11, 2020


Presented is an extensive look into Islam, democracy, and human rights from Ibn Warraq’s book, Why I Am Not a Muslim published in 2003.Secular Islam was a collaboration between Ibn Warraq and the Center for Inquiry started in 2004 to collect the writings, thoughts, and speeches of secular Muslims, Ex-Muslims, believers, doubters, and unbelievers, brought together by …

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Woman Suffrage at 100: Freethought, Religion, and the Fight for Women’s Equality in ‘Free Inquiry’
August 11, 2020

Free Inquiry magazine commemorates the 100th anniversary of woman suffrage with a special issue on the legacy of the activists who fought for change, the role of religion in resisting women’s equality, and how the suffragists’ victory paved the way for the advancement of American secularism.  God and Woman Suffrage: Historian Sue Boland looks at how the …

CFI Fights to Keep Religious Schools from Raking in Billions from Pandemic Relief
Office of Public Policy
August 6, 2020

If you’re a parent of school-age kids, you already know how hard the next few months are going to be.  Our public education system is facing unprecedented challenges as teachers, administrators, students, and parents prepare to reopen schools during a global pandemic. Public schools are already hurting for resources, but even at this time when …

TAKE ACTION: Stop Naturopath Licensing in New Jersey
August 3, 2020

Dear Friend, They’re not doctors. They’re not medically trained. They don’t adhere to medical science. But if they get their way, they’ll be given the authority to present themselves as “naturopathic doctors” to New Jerseyans. They’re naturopaths, and we need you to stop the state legislature from granting medical legitimacy to these practitioners of pseudoscience. …

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Secular Groups to Congress: Reserve Relief Funds for Public Education, Not Religious Schools
Office of Public Policy
August 6, 2020

American public schools are facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, but opponents of public education, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, seek to use the crisis to funnel taxpayer dollars to unaccountable private religious schools. A coalition of the country’s largest freethought organizations is urging Congress not to sacrifice public education for the benefit …

Pompeo’s ‘Unalienable Rights’ Report a Vehicle for Christian Nationalism, Says Center for Inquiry
Office of Public Policy
July 16, 2020

In announcing a draft report by his Commission on Unalienable Rights, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed the false narrative that “faith in god” is necessary for morality and human rights. The draft report doubles down on Pompeo’s previous ahistorical claims that the United States was built on an explicitly Christian foundation. “This deceitful claim erases the …

Witch Burnings in Nigeria Show Dangers of Superstition, Say Secular Advocates
July 13, 2020

The burning of accused witches is often seen as a relic of the distant past, but this horrific violence still occurs today in modern Africa. On May 19, 2020, at least fifteen people, most of them women, were set ablaze after being accused of witchcraft in Cross River State in southern Nigeria in an attack …