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Wow. Really Bible. Very Romans.
June 15, 2018


Unsurprisingly, yet horrifyingly, Jeff Sessions uses the Bible to justify separating immigrant parents from their children: Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to prosecution. I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has …

Subpoena That Cat
June 14, 2018


Wow, yesterday was busy. Settle in, folks. Let’s say you’re a state. Not like a state of matter like a liquid or a gas, but a political and geographic entity within a federal republic, like, for example, the United States of America, just to name one at random. If you, the state in question—and for …

God of the Gap-Teeth
June 13, 2018


Once again, a repeal of the Johnson Amendment is being snuck into a “must-pass” appropriations bill. Hemant notes: The Center For Inquiry, rightly opposing this move, is already urging members to take action by contacting their representatives. They also signed on to a letter yesterday, along with 144 other groups, urging the House Appropriations Committee …

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News & Announcements


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Earlier this year, you helped us protect the Johnson Amendment from being repealed in the “tax reform” bill.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 …

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Stop Religious Privilege!
May 29, 2018

In recent years, the religious right has hijacked federal law to impose their religious worldview on the public, on the courts, and on all of American society. They justify all manner of discrimination—against women, LGBTQ Americans, and unmarried Americans, to name a few—by claiming that a law known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) …

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Sessions’ Biblical Justification for Policy a Step Toward Theocracy
June 15, 2018

By using the Bible to justify the Justice Department’s immigrant detainment policy, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed his hostility toward the First Amendment and an embrace of Christian supremacy in America, said the Center for Inquiry (CFI). Likewise, the defense of Sessions’ remarks by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders showed a similar disregard for the Constitution …

DOJ Initiative Tells Religious Right: The Law Does Not Apply to You
June 14, 2018

The Center for Inquiry condemned a new initiative announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to encourage religious institutions to seek special exemptions from local zoning laws, sending the signal that the U.S. government sees religious belief as above the law. “This announcement makes it unmistakably clear that Attorney General Sessions views the Justice Department as …

Secular Groups to N.C.: Stop $250K Payment to Christian Youth Ministry or Face Legal Action
June 13, 2018

North Carolina taxpayers will be forced to bankroll the proselytization of children to the tune of a quarter million dollars if a provision of the state budget is allowed to remain in place. The Center for Inquiry, along with the Freedom from Religion Foundation, have formally insisted that the state’s Secretary of Health and Human …