Contributions

If They Do Not Yield
November 6, 2018


Happy Election Day, the day when we all gather around our cable news campfires and talk about how things could have possibly gone so badly. Here’s a roundup from Hemant Mehta of the nonreligious candidates running all over the country and Business Insider has the lucky-13 scientists running for Congress. Our policy guy Jason Lemieux …

The Spiritual Host of Wickedness
November 5, 2018


I’m back. Lucky you. First, just enjoy the crap out of this faux-documentary on “the migration of the skeptic” from QEDcon by Sir David Attenborough. It’s magnificent. It’s the day before Election Day and I don’t think you’re frightened enough. So here’s Katherine Stewart (The Good News Club author) in the New York Times on the …

CFI fears Supreme Court will use Maryland Cross case to breach wall of separation
November 5, 2018

Press Releases

In an ominous sign that the wall between government and religion may soon be dismantled, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) expressed its alarm that the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear an appeal involving a Christian war memorial on public land.

Trump Officials Callously Using Pittsburgh Massacre to Demonize Nonreligious, Advance Christian Privilege
October 30, 2018

Press Releases

The Trump administration’s response to the worst act of anti-Semitic violence in U.S. history has been disgraceful, said the Center for Inquiry, taking the president and his lieutenants to task for their eagerness to falsely assign blame to the nonreligious. On Saturday, a white nationalist, radicalized Christian man massacred eleven Jewish men and women at …

Big Discounts on Curse-Lifting
October 30, 2018


If it’s not already clear as to why Trump has not yet fired Jeff Sessions, who he obviously hates, it’s probably because so many of Trump’s backers just love this. NBC News reports: After the nation’s highest court ruled last year that states cannot refuse all financial aid to churches, Sessions said Monday that the …

Future Memorials
October 29, 2018


I’ve been sick. I still kinda am. But here I am nonetheless because heresy never sleeps. I mean, I do. I sleep. Anyway. Of course you already know about the massacre in Pittsburgh and the pipe bombs delivered to Trump critics. I mention these because of course they are fueled by conspiracy theories and misinformation …

Center for Inquiry Condemns Federal Request to Reverse Anti-Discrimination Decision
October 26, 2018

Press Releases

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) condemned a request from the Department of Justice for the Supreme Court to roll back a court decision extending anti-discrimination protections to transgender people. In a brief filed on behalf of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), the Department of Justice perversely argues for the reversal of a lower court …

Religious Right Seeks Broader “License to Discriminate” from Supreme Court in New “Cake Shop” Case
October 25, 2018

Press Releases

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) condemned a petition to the Supreme Court filed by the First Liberty Institute on behalf of Oregon bakers seeking exemptions from that state’s anti-discrimination laws, characterizing it as an attempt to make ‘religion’ a magic word to excuse bigotry. Despite the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, the religious …

Worse Than the Galactica Finale
October 25, 2018


Hi again. The Heresy has been away for a bit due to CSICon last week and then getting some kind of virus this week, which I’m still fighting. Because what infects you in Vegas does NOT stay in Vegas. Anyway, it’s been a while, so let’s burn through this. CSICon 2018 happened! Lucky for you, …

CFI Condemns Government’s Attempt to Define Transgender People Out of Their Rights
October 23, 2018

Press Releases

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) today condemned a leaked memo from the Department of Health and Human Services that threatens to significantly roll back legal protections for transgender people. The proposed changes to Title IX would require federal agencies applying anti-discrimination laws in areas such as health care, employment, and education to use only the …