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The Church of Tronc
August 20, 2018


Responding to the horror-show revelations in Pennsylvania about the systematic mass-sexual abuse of children by the Catholic Church, Pope Francis laments that “We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.” Which is entirely true. So now what? Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able …

Syracuse’s “Haunted” Ancestors Inn
August 16, 2018


It is closed now but in September 2002 I stayed at a “haunted” mansion in Syracuse known as Ancestors Inn at the Bassett House. It was Friday the Thirteenth. The mansion is located in Liverpool, NY, near Syracuse  (where—courtesy of Central New York Skeptics—I was speaking at both the Museum of Science and Technology and …

Atheists for Aretha, Hell? Please…, A Zero Golf Score
August 15, 2018


Hell doesn’t scare me. I played football in Chicago in August. Please… hell would be a cool breeze compared to 95 humid degrees in full pads.
Anyway, did you ever wonder why God designed us with so many flaws, then built hell to punish us for those flaws? Seems a bit circular, doesn’t it?

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News & Announcements


TAKE ACTION: Tell Your State Representatives to Stop Religious Child Abuse (Pennsylvania)
August 20, 2018

Dear Friend of CFI, By now, you’ve probably heard about the grand jury report detailing the sexual abuse of more than a thousand children by clergy in the Pennsylvania Catholic Church. Please join us in speaking up for the victims by contacting your state legislators today. The details of the report are horrific. Not only …

TAKE ACTION: Tell Senator Manchin to Save the Supreme Court! (West Virginia)
July 24, 2018

It’s up to the U.S. Senate to stop this nomination, and one of your Senators, Joe Manchin, has yet to decide which way he will vote. Will you tell Senator Joe Manchin that Judge Kavanaugh is wrong for the Supreme Court?

URGENT! We must immediately oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court
July 21, 2018

We strive for the full legal equality of everyone, regardless of viewpoint on matters of religion. Our opponents want an America that provides special privileges for only the religious.

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Press Releases


Labor Department’s Religious Liberty Rule is a Directive to Discriminate
August 16, 2018

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) condemned the Department of Labor (DOL)’s new Directive regarding religious exemptions for government contractors as a further example of religious privilege being used to impose real harms on Americans. According to the Directive from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which supervises federal contractors and subcontractors to ensure …

CFI Cheers FDA Action Against Deceptive ‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ Marketers
Office of Public Policy
July 31, 2018

The Center for Inquiry applauded the actions taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop the deceptive marketing of pseudoscientific “vaginal rejuvenation” products. On Monday, the FDA published a Safety Communication warning the public that radio-based “vaginal rejuvenation” products are not proven safe or effective. Rather than improving patient health, these products may cause …

Don’t Be Fooled by Sessions’ Religious Right “Task Force” Warns Center for Inquiry
July 30, 2018

The Justice Department’s “Religious Liberty Task Force” will levy the power of the nation’s highest law enforcement body to impose the beliefs and values of the Religious Right on the American public. Responding to today’s announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Center for Inquiry characterized the task force as nothing less than a means …