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The Wizard is a Shyster
June 22, 2018

Pew Research puts out a big report on the rise in religiously-based harassment and hostility around the world, and we focus in on the data about the persecution of the nonreligious: As governments, activists, and the media absorb the whole of Pew’s valuable report, it’s crucial that the plight of the nonreligious is not lost …

U Mad Bro?
June 21, 2018

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, which I can’t believe exists in this administration, announces steps that NASA and FEMA will be taking to detect and possibly deflect near-Earth objects that could smash into us. This is cool: NASA is asked to come up with new ways to deflect an asteroid heading …

Nature vs. Nurture, Verified Miracles(?), and Why do you hate God?
June 20, 2018

I don’t hate God, Homer Simpson, or any other fictional character. Though I have seen Homer Simpson.

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News & Announcements

TAKE ACTION: Don’t Let Naturopaths Take Free Rein in Michigan!
June 18, 2018

Dear Friend of CFI-Michigan,

On May 17, the Michigan Senate passed legislation that allows naturopaths great latitude in diagnosing and treating serious medical conditions. It’s up to us to stop this bill in the Michigan House of Representatives.

TAKE ACTION: Stop Congress from Undermining the Johnson Amendment!
June 13, 2018

Earlier this year, you helped us protect the Johnson Amendment from being repealed in the “tax reform” bill. But the fight isn’t over yet.

It Gives Me a New Strength: A Secular Rescue Success Story
June 11, 2018

Secular Rescue is a program of the Center for Inquiry that identifies those writers, activists, and everyday citizens in countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Iraq who live under the threat of violence and death. Secular Rescue then provides financial and diplomatic assistance to help these courageous freethinkers escape to safety so they can continue …

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Press Releases

Ask the Atheist: Activist and Comic to Field Believers’ Tough Questions
June 22, 2018

Hollywood: Despite the fact that the nonreligious are among the largest “belief groups” in the United States, most of what people think they know about atheists comes from believers. That’s why veteran atheist activist and performer James Underdown is launching a new column, “Ask the Atheist.” “People who are atheists, they hate God,” says Pat Robertson to his daily …

More Countries Exhibiting Aggression Toward Atheists
June 21, 2018

Center for Inquiry Spotlights Hostility Toward Nonreligious in Pew Report Hostility and harassment toward atheists and the religiously unaffiliated around the world is growing at a frightening rate, according to new data released by the Pew Research Center. While there is a rise in hostility toward religious groups overall in recent years, the Center for …

Proposed History Standards an Effort to Make Michigan Students Ignorant of Civil Rights and Climate Change
June 20, 2018

Climate change, LGBTQ Americans, a woman’s right to choose, and even democratic values are among the issues that conservatives in Michigan do not want mentioned in public school history classes, according to new social studies standards authored by a group of Republican state senators. Advocates for science and reason at the Center for Inquiry are …