Not Very Aloha of You
July 13, 2018

Ben Radford investigates the claims about “Sarah Ann,” the ghost of a child said to haunt Fort George in Ontario: A closer look at the “ghost report” itself helps explain why it’s so fragmentary and contradictory. Instead of [author Jeff] Belanger doing any investigation himself, he simply relied on what other people told him about …

I’d Really Prefer That You Didn’t
July 12, 2018

First, something uplifting. For CFI, that very often means the latest report from George Ongere at CFI Kenya, who shares some news about what he and CFI Kenya’s Humanist Orphans Center were able to do for a little girl with albinism. Plus, he gives a little update on the Ron Lindsay Library. CFI’s VP and …

The Way Things Are Shaping Up
July 11, 2018

A federal court gives the go-ahead to a lawsuit by victims of the violence in Charlottesville last year, who allege that the Nazi/white supremacist protesters were “conspiring to engage in violence against racial minorities and their supporters.” Marie Griffith at Religion & Politics describes how the Southern Baptists were overtaken by fundamentalist ideologues in the …

Kavanaugh’s Record of Advancing Christian Privilege Wrong for Supreme Court
July 10, 2018

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The Center for Inquiry today urged caution and vigilance from the Senate as it considers the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to ensure that he will be a justice who will uphold the rights of all Americans equally, and not use his place on the bench to advance an agenda of …

Rubble, Deserts, and Refuse
July 10, 2018

Trump picks Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. He’s really conservative. Howard Friedman did folks the favor of collecting Kavanaugh’s DC Circuit church-state separation cases in one place. Michael Gerson laments the deification of the Supreme Court: Choosing the right person to prudently navigate these challenges is massively important. But our democracy …

A New Chance for Joy: CFI Kenya’s Impact On One Little Life
July 9, 2018


George Ongere runs CFI’s international branch in Kenya, where one of his primary concerns is protecting children from beliefs about witchcraft. When accused of some kind of sorcery, children are made the scapegoats for others’ bad luck, mistakes, and misfortunes. This situation led George and CFI Kenya to establish the Humanist Orphans Center, dedicated to …

Fracas in the Pharmacy
July 9, 2018

It’s the Fracas in the Pharmacy! The Duel in the Drugstore! Overkill Over the Counter! THE APOCALYPSE AT THE APOTHECARY! We’re gonna need assistance at checkout and somebody call a manager because the Center for Inquiry has come to CVS to file suit and kick ass…and we’ve already filed our suit. That’s right, CFI has …

Center for Inquiry Sues CVS for Fraud Over Sale of Homeopathic Fake Medicine
July 9, 2018

Press Releases

The Center for Inquiry has filed a lawsuit in the District of Columbia on behalf of the general public against drug retailer CVS for consumer fraud over its sale and marketing of useless homeopathic medicines. CFI, an organization advancing reason and science, accused the country’s largest drug retailer of deceiving consumers through its misrepresentation of …

Pretty Dodgy
July 6, 2018

In a New York Times op-ed, Susan Jacoby takes a hard look at the Trump administration’s siege on the wall of separation and its reliance on “religious rationalizations” for policy, and she shouts out the Center for Inquiry as one of the organizations working to deal with this “fundamental problem.” She writes: The very meaning …

A Lingering Obstacle
July 5, 2018

Whoa, atheist activist Sherif Gaber, who you’ll remember was reported arrested as part of an Egyptian dragnet of dissidents back in May, unexpectedly posts a new video. He doesn’t say anything about what happened to him or where he is, but he does talk about why he keeps up his work. Remember Halliburton? Remember when …