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The Trickle Before the Flood
March 9, 2020


Walmart is trying to quash CFI’s lawsuit over the mega-retailer’s deceptive marketing of homeopathic fake medicine, telling the judge that we don’t have standing because CFI is, apparently, only a secular humanism group, and nothing else. Is that right? Their motion to dismiss is full of falsehoods, and we have responded: “Let’s not ignore the …

Walmart Attempts to Suppress Consumer Protection Lawsuit by Stoking Prejudice Against Secular Humanists
March 6, 2020

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Mega-retailer is being sued by the Center for Inquiry over its marketing of homeopathic fake medicines Walmart is attempting to quash a consumer-protection lawsuit over its sale of homeopathic fake medicine with a deceptive motion to dismiss that tries to prejudice the court against the nonreligious organization bringing the case. The Center for Inquiry, which …

Holy Rolls!
March 6, 2020


At Foreign Policy, Alan Levinovitz looks at how the coronavirus is the perfect medium for conspiracy theorists’ worldviews, opening with, “If you gaze long into the abyss of a disease, your own ideology gazes back at you.” Citing various examples of ridiculous claims (Bill Gates accidentally set the virus loose, the CDC intentionally infected someone …

A Law That No One Has to Follow
March 5, 2020


Yesterday, we heralded two bits of good news: the defeat of the anti-vax ballot measure in Maine, and the passage of a House Resolution in the Foreign Affairs Committee calling for the worldwide repeal of blasphemy laws. Richard Dawkins was just on CNN where he had a really great conversation about a wide range of …

Resolution Opposing Global Blasphemy Laws Passes House Committee
March 4, 2020

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A bipartisan resolution calling for the worldwide repeal of blasphemy laws unanimously passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee today, which the Center for Inquiry heralded as a powerful statement in support of free expression and true religious freedom.  H.Res. 512 calls upon the Department of State to work toward the global repeal of criminal laws …

Center for Inquiry Congratulates Maine for Overwhelming Rejection of Anti-Vaccine Ballot Measure
March 4, 2020

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On Super Tuesday, the voters of Maine overwhelmingly rejected a misguided attempt to overturn the state’s new vaccination requirements, which the Center for Inquiry heralded as a decisive victory for reason and science over misinformation and pseudoscience.  Question 1, a referendum on Tuesday’s ballot in Maine, would have repealed the state’s recent legislation which eliminated …

No On One Won
March 4, 2020


Best news from Super Tuesday, hands down, comes from my adopted state: Maine voted overwhelmingly to keep its vaccination requirements. I did not think that would happen, like, at all, and I’m delighted. The good vote was for “No on 1,” rejecting the repeal of the law. The Press-Herald reports: With 76 percent of polling …

Space is Fake!
March 3, 2020


It’s Super Tuesday! I’m voting for Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, but I’m hoping I get to vote for Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan once she’s old enough. But seriously, I can’t wait to be in an enclosed public space today filled with hundreds of people. Cough-cough. Speaking of cough-cough, the Times looks at how places of worship are …

Turning the Skin a Bluish Grey Color
March 2, 2020


However bad the COVID-19 coronavirus turns out to be, it will have been made worse by the Trump cult as the administration scrambles to downplay dangers and supporters foment conspiracy theories, even as Trump taps the pray-it-away Mike Pence to coordinate the federal response. Ted Cruz decides to be a butthead toward Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who …

Enhanced Freethought Trail Celebrates New York State’s Role in Women’s Suffrage and Radical Reform
February 28, 2020

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As Americans commemorate one hundred years of women’s suffrage, the Freethought Trail, which celebrates west-central New York’s rich history as a hotbed of radical reform activism, is growing into an even richer experience both in person and online.  The Freethought Trail, a project of the Center for Inquiry’s Council for Secular Humanism, is both a …