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

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 …

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

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 …

Kennedy’s Exit Could Entrench Religious Privilege and Discrimination, Warns Center for Inquiry
June 27, 2018 by

The last bulwark against religious privilege and oppression has fallen with the announced retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, warned the Center for Inquiry today, urging the U.S Senate to ensure that whoever President Trump chooses to replace him will not work to turn back the clock on hard-won civil rights. “Raising another Alito or Gorsuch …

Supreme Court “Playing Dumb” by Ignoring Religious Bigotry of Muslim Ban
June 26, 2018 by

In upholding President Trump’s ban on travelers from certain Muslim-majority nations today, the Supreme Court’s majority is willfully ignoring the obvious xenophobic, anti-Muslim hostility upon which the ban was based, said the Center for Inquiry. An organization that advances reason, science, and secularism, CFI has staunchly opposed the president’s Muslim ban since its earliest inception …

Ask the Atheist: Activist and Comic to Field Believers’ Tough Questions
June 22, 2018 by

Hollywood: Despite the fact that the nonreligious are among the largest “belief groups” in the United States, most of what people think they know about atheists comes from believers. That’s why veteran atheist activist and performer James Underdown is launching a new column, “Ask the Atheist.” “People who are atheists, they hate God,” says Pat Robertson to his daily …

More Countries Exhibiting Aggression Toward Atheists
June 21, 2018 by

Center for Inquiry Spotlights Hostility Toward Nonreligious in Pew Report Hostility and harassment toward atheists and the religiously unaffiliated around the world is growing at a frightening rate, according to new data released by the Pew Research Center. While there is a rise in hostility toward religious groups overall in recent years, the Center for …

Proposed History Standards an Effort to Make Michigan Students Ignorant of Civil Rights and Climate Change
June 20, 2018 by

Climate change, LGBTQ Americans, a woman’s right to choose, and even democratic values are among the issues that conservatives in Michigan do not want mentioned in public school history classes, according to new social studies standards authored by a state senator. Advocates for science and reason at the Center for Inquiry are urging Michigan residents …

Sessions’ Biblical Justification for Policy a Step Toward Theocracy
June 15, 2018 by

By using the Bible to justify the Justice Department’s immigrant detainment policy, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed his hostility toward the First Amendment and an embrace of Christian supremacy in America, said the Center for Inquiry (CFI). Likewise, the defense of Sessions’ remarks by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders showed a similar disregard for the Constitution …

DOJ Initiative Tells Religious Right: The Law Does Not Apply to You
June 14, 2018 by

The Center for Inquiry condemned a new initiative announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to encourage religious institutions to seek special exemptions from local zoning laws, sending the signal that the U.S. government sees religious belief as above the law. “This announcement makes it unmistakably clear that Attorney General Sessions views the Justice Department as …

Secular Groups to N.C.: Stop $250K Payment to Christian Youth Ministry or Face Legal Action
June 13, 2018 by

North Carolina taxpayers will be forced to bankroll the proselytization of children to the tune of a quarter million dollars if a provision of the state budget is allowed to remain in place. The Center for Inquiry, along with the Freedom from Religion Foundation, have formally insisted that the state’s Secretary of Health and Human …