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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.

Not Near Enough
June 20, 2018


Trump pulls the U.S. out of the U.N. Human Rights Council. Nikki Haley called the Council a “protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias.” I know you are, Ambassador, but what am I? In a rare, and I mean ever-so-rare bit of good news, the Collier County School Board in Naples, …

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Earlier this year, you helped us protect the Johnson Amendment from being repealed in the “tax reform” bill.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


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 …

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 …