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 group of Republican state senators. Advocates for science and reason at the Center for Inquiry are …

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 …

CFI Demands Release of Atheist Sherif Gaber, Reportedly Arrested in Egypt for Criticizing Religion
June 13, 2018 by

The Center for Inquiry called for the immediate release and pardon of atheist blogger and video producer Sherif Gaber, who is believed to have been arrested by Egyptian authorities on or about May 2, charged along with 27 others for allegedly attempting to overthrow the Egyptian government and “spreading false news.” Gaber, who writes and …

Murder of Bangladesh Secularists Continues with Publisher’s Shooting, Center for Inquiry Demands Action
June 12, 2018 by

Outraged and grieved by the brutal murder of atheist publisher Shahzahan Bachchu in Bangladesh, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) admonished the Bangladeshi government for allowing this campaign of terror against secularist writers and activists to continue for years. CFI, which advocates for reason, science, and secularism, operates a program to save those targeted by religious …

Supreme Court Blows Opportunity to Reaffirm Civil Rights in Cakeshop Ruling Punt
June 4, 2018 by

Citing the missed opportunity to shore up Americans’ civil rights, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) expressed frustration and disappointment with today’s ruling by the Supreme Court overturning the finding of discrimination by the state against the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, Jack Phillips, who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex …

Appointment of Religious Right Propagandist to Office of Population Affairs Condemned by CFI
May 31, 2018 by

The Trump administration has made a grievous mistake in the appointment of a religious ideologue and propagandist to lead a key agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, said the Center for Inquiry.

Michigan Secular Wedding Celebrants Challenge Religious Privilege in Solemnizing Marriages
May 31, 2018 by

In a lawsuit filed today with a U.S. District Court, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) is challenging Michigan’s marriage law, which limits the authority to solemnize marriages to clergy and certain government officials.

Michigan Naturopath Bill Would Legitimize Dangerous Quack Medicine, Say Science Advocates
May 24, 2018 by

A bill passed by the Michigan State Senate would endanger the health of Michiganders by granting sweeping new powers to practitioners of unscientific bogus medicine and treatments, said the Center for Inquiry