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Secularism Police!
June 18, 2019


Roni Caryn Rabin at the New York Times reports on the intense opposition to vaccines that state legislatures are dealing with. An example from Oregon: “It was pretty bloody,” said state Rep. Mitch Greenlick, a Democrat representing Portland. “I must have gotten a couple thousand emails and phone calls. We stopped answering the phone, basically.” …

I May Still Be a Little Sad
June 17, 2019


Endorsing a constitutional amendment banning flag-burning (what year is it???), Trump showcases his astounding inability to recognize or process irony by declaring said amendment “a no brainer.” Law professor Jay Wexler has a big piece at Vox in which he lists things he wishes more people understood about atheists. For example, the whole thing with …

Center for Inquiry Applauds New York for Ending Religious Exemptions to Vaccines
June 14, 2019

Press Releases

The Center for Inquiry applauds the State of New York for ending the religious exemption to mandatory vaccination for school-age children. On Thursday, June 13, the New York State Legislature voted to approve legislation repealing the exemption. Governor Andrew Cuomo promptly signed the legislation into law. “The Legislature allowed sanity to prevail by repealing this …

Soulless Creatures
June 14, 2019


The state of New York has ended religious exemptions to vaccine requirements. About damn time. Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura at the New York Times reports on how Waldorf schools in New York are serving as host bodies for anti-vaxxer propaganda to thrive and spread. Get ready to lose whatever hope the previous news item gave you: …

Secular Rescue Success Story: From Sudan to Kenya
June 12, 2019

News

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 and provides financial and diplomatic assistance to help these them escape to safety. The Center for Inquiry’s international work for …

Ongoing Problems
June 12, 2019


According to Pew Research, 79 percent of Americans say the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is “ongoing,” because it obviously is. Even 69 percent of Catholics understand this. Unexpectedly, Pope Francis has only a 55 percent approval rating among U.S. Catholics. The bishops of said ongoing problem are meeting in Baltimore, and Jack …

I Don’t Know Where to Begin With This Nonsense
June 11, 2019 · 1 


CBSNews.com covers CFI’s case against Walmart for their sale and marketing of fake medicine—homeopathy—to consumers. It also mentions our CVS case, and they are singing a weirdly defiant tune: CVS has dismissed the civil complaint against it as having “no merit,” adding that it offers some homeopathic remedies in compliance with the FDA and the …

An Odd Stage of Development
June 10, 2019


Please allow me to gloat as Portland, the one in Maine, which I’ll call Portland Prime,  ranks number 2 on the Barna Group’s “Most Post-Christian Cities in America”: To qualify as “post-Christian,” individuals must meet nine or more of our 16 criteria (listed below), which identify a lack of Christian identity, belief and practice. These …

Fifteen Hairs
June 7, 2019


Our own Nick Little talks about our lawsuit against Walmart over homeopathy with…the Daily Mail? Yes indeed: ‘If your child is suffering from a soar throat or pink eye and all you want is to grab something and get home and make them feel better,’ Little told DailyMail.com. ‘You get to the aisle with a …

Little Blobs in the Distance
June 6, 2019


This will make Barry Karr happy: It’s a big day for Bigfoot, UFOs, and Nessie in The Morning Heresy! As folks seem to be under the impression that alien visitation claims are now more legit than they were a couple of weeks ago, Billie Brownstein Nauer at Vice News Tonight introduces us to Commander David …