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Quack Like Evangelicals
November 14, 2018

The New York Times publishes an editorial calling for the repeal of blasphemy laws: Sacrilege is painful to religious believers everywhere. But broad and subjective legal proscriptions not only contradict the fundamental right to freedom of expression; they also open the door to persecution of minority faiths, as in Ms. Bibi’s case, or of political …

Energy Psychology: An APA-Endorsed Pseudoscience
November 14, 2018

Photo: Energy Psychology and the Brain – © [vege] / Adobe Stock As I wrote about in my last column on the best approach for evidence-based practice, when it comes to psychological interventions (and assessment methods), the best option to use are what we call evidence-based practices (EBPs). These are those medications and therapies that have …

Wolf-like Mystery Creature in Montana
November 12, 2018

In mid-2018 a strange-looking critter was shot and killed in Central Montana. Armchair monster hunters rushed to opine as to its true nature: possibly a jackal, wolf/dog, coydog, coyote, German Shepherd hybrid, Scottish Deerhound, or even a surviving dire wolf (that became extinct over 10,000 years ago) or a “dogman” (a supposed upright-walking cryptid, at …

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News & Announcements

TAKE ACTION: Stop the ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban in Ohio! (Ohio Residents)
November 14, 2018

The Ohio House has scheduled a vote on one of the most restrictive abortion bills in recent years — and the Center for Inquiry (CFI) needs your help to prevent it from becoming law. The so-called “Heartbeat Bill” seeks to prohibit all abortions from the moment a fetus’ heartbeat can be detected, which usually occurs approximately six weeks into a pregnancy.

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November 6, 2018

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October 2018 Office of Public Policy Update
Office of Public Policy
October 31, 2018

October was another busy month for CFI’s Office of Public Policy (OPP).

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Press Releases

Texas Secular Wedding Celebrants Challenge Religious Privilege in Solemnizing Marriages
November 6, 2018

In a lawsuit filed Monday with a U.S. District Court, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) is challenging Texas’s marriage law, which limits the authority to solemnize marriages to clergy and certain government officials. By granting this unconstitutional privilege to religion, the state is denying its nonreligious residents the opportunity to have their unions formalized by a …

CFI fears Supreme Court will use Maryland Cross case to breach wall of separation
Office of Public Policy
November 5, 2018

In an ominous sign that the wall between government and religion may soon be dismantled, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) expressed its alarm that the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear an appeal involving a Christian war memorial on public land.

Trump Officials Callously Using Pittsburgh Massacre to Demonize Nonreligious, Advance Christian Privilege
October 30, 2018

The Trump administration’s response to the worst act of anti-Semitic violence in U.S. history has been disgraceful, said the Center for Inquiry, taking the president and his lieutenants to task for their eagerness to falsely assign blame to the nonreligious. On Saturday, a white nationalist, radicalized Christian man massacred eleven Jewish men and women at …