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The Morning Heresy 4/6/12: Holy Vodka
April 6, 2012


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CFI’s Office of Public Policy tells Health and Human Services not to require acupuncture be covered by insurance

By the way, we know many of you disagree with this position, and have been telling us so. We welcome the debate and discussion — just don’t poke us with anything sharp 

CFI-Indiana’s Reba Wooden talks to local radio station WFHB about (award-winning) “Living without Religion” billboard

The Morning Heresy 4/5/12: Put-Upon Pups
April 5, 2012


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Anne Klaeysen of the New York Society for Ethical Culture in NYT disses “In God We Trust” on currency

Austin Dacey and Pamela Takiff hold a discussion on blasphemy at the UN

RNS: President Obama delivers “mini-sermon” for Easter prayer breakfast, because that’s totally the president’s job

The Morning Heresy 4/4/12: It Burns!
April 4, 2012


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Michael De Dora blogs: Vast majority of voters, including Republicans, want a science-focused presidential debate

Greta Christina really, really wants you to go to the “barn-burner” that will be Women in Secularism Conference — and so do we! 

Trump is now anti-vax (is that bad or good?)

CFI’s “Living without Religion” Ad Wins About.com Readers’ Choice Award
April 3, 2012

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is proud to share with you that CFI’s advertisement for the Living without Religion campaign was voted Favorite Atheist/Agnostic Ad by the readers of the About.com Agnosticism and Atheism website. Nominated along with three other ads, CFI’s Living without Religion won with an overwhelming majority, garnering 55 percent of votes from the About.com community.

The Morning Heresy 4/3/12: Bigfoot for Governor
April 3, 2012


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Happy birthday to SSA’s Jesse Galef, who also served as official press wrangler for the Reason Rally! Well done, my friend. Jesse turns, I think, 12 today.

NCSE: Oklahoma anti-science education bill dead (for now) 

Not even the widow of Ted Kennedy is safe from the institutional tut-tutting of Catholic bishops 

The Morning Heresy 4/2/12: Pill-Popping Mouth Breathers
April 2, 2012


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CFI’s “Living without Religion” campaign wins Favorite Atheist/Agnostic Ad of 2011 at About.com! High fives all around.

Ron Lindsay on the long road for atheists in America 

Bill O’Reily’s traveling sidekick Jesse Watters tries to make fun of the Reason Rally, does a poor job, and tells his boss that the atheists were mean to him.

Homeopathic Job Search
March 29, 2012


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20-year-old Iraqi Faisal Saeed Al Mutar in Big Think: “I didn’t become a Secular Humanist because of my hatred for organized religion but because I understand them. Secular humanism is not a way of revenge but a way of life that all humanity needs.”  

What’s In *Your* Wallet?
March 28, 2012


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CFI’s Michael De Dora cautiously applauds the lack of anti-blasphemy language in UN Human Rights Council declaration

Speaking of which: Reuters – Kuwaiti government arrests Twitter user for “the abusing of social networks . . . to offend basic Islamic and spiritual values”

The Consumerist: Capital One rejects atheist symbol on customized credit cards, has no problem with Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

I am newly honored with my first dissing from right-wing faux-media watchdog outlet Newbusters   

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Get Off My Lawn
March 27, 2012


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More Reason Rally coverage, reaction, and aftermath

Fox-DC TV package is fair and positive, does give unnecessary attention to Cthulu protester guy (oh, look what I did there.)

Sarah Posner in the Guardian: Rally is first show of potential “political muscle” for seculars (This article also features my favorite picture so far from the rally) 

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Post-Rally Stupor
March 26, 2012


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This will have to be a quick one today folks. Yes, there’s an enormous deluge of Reason Rally coverage, but I just lost hours of work on this morning’s Heresy because, yes, I didn’t hit “save.” And I am crushed. So this was going to be longer, but I think I can still give you the important stuff.

And by the way, it was so great to meet and reunite with so many of you this weekend. I’m very proud of us.

To the news!