Contributions

Cause an Enormous Shudder
July 6, 2020


Let’s begin with the livestreamed discussion between the legal minds of CFI, FFRF, and American Atheists as they wrestled with the crap-sandwich that was the Supreme Court’s ruling in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. Our own Nick Little was totally awesome. We’ve got a great new report from CFI Kenya’s George Ongere on our …

Dead-Enders
July 2, 2020


Tithe, Or Else Don’t forget: Today at 3pm ET, CFI’s Nick Little will take part in an online conversation with other freethought leaders about the horrendous Supreme Court decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. Point your browser right here. David L. Franklin at Slate writes how the Espinoza decision reveals how the Roberts …

A National Defense Education Act for the 21st Century
July 1, 2020

News

The worsening COVID-19 crisis in the United States is attributable to several factors, not least of which is the abysmal response by the federal government and the outright denial and misinformation peddled by the President of the United States. But it is also undeniable that efforts at all levels to slow and stop the virus’s …

Erroneous Views
July 1, 2020


After a couple of surprisingly good Supreme Court decisions, everyone here knew that the big shoe was going to drop and, you know, squash secularism. And squash it did. In the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, the Court ruled 5-4 that taxpayers can be made to subsidize religious schools. USA Today covered …

Secular Advocates Denounce Supreme Court Decision Forcing Taxpayers to Pay for Religious Schooling
June 30, 2020

Press Releases

The Center for Inquiry condemned today’s Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue for forcing American taxpayers to pay for religious indoctrination, gutting the protections in both the United States Constitution and in No Aid Provisions of three-quarters of state constitutions that forbid the use of taxpayer dollars for religious purposes. …

Whoop! Whoop! Whoop! Bzzzzz!
June 30, 2020


Yet another surprise positive outcome from an otherwise-hostile Supreme Court. Yesterday, the Court stuck down Louisiana’s draconian anti-abortion law, due to Chief Justice Roberts siding with the reality-based justices. Roberts’s reasoning was technical, but we’ll take it. The Post reports: “The legal doctrine of stare decisis requires us, absent special circumstances, to treat like cases …

The Desire to Be Liked
June 29, 2020


Self Sabotage This is not a good look. Before President Trump’s big comeback rally-turned-disaster in Tulsa, his campaign had workers remove all stickers and signage telling attendees to socially distance. The Post reports: As part of its safety plan, arena management had purchased 12,000 do-not-sit stickers for Trump’s rally, intended to keep people apart by …

The Devil’s Trying to Give Me the Flu!
June 26, 2020


Did you know that the paranormal-investigating Independent Investigations Group is now the CFI Investigations Group? Did you know they offered $100,000 to anyone who could prove under testing conditions that they have paranormal or supernatural powers? Did you know that the prize has been bumped up to $250,000? It’s possible you didn’t know any of …

Prove Your Paranormal Powers and Win $250,000 from the CFI Investigations Group
June 26, 2020

Press Releases

Can you read other people’s thoughts? Can you move objects with your mind? Can you predict the future? More to the point, can you prove it? If you can, the Center for Inquiry Investigations Group will give you $250,000.  For two decades, CFIIG has offered those who profess to have supernatural, paranormal, or occult abilities the opportunity to definitively …

Dubious Ideological History
June 25, 2020


Humanists International have put out their latest report on the persecution faced by nonbelievers around the world, Humanists At Risk: Action Report 2020. They write: Humanists and atheists face intimidation, threats, arrest and prosecution, and even death, for sharing their views on social media. For some, while challenging legislation is important in the long-term, their …