Facebook’s reporting system being used to suppress religious freedom, says bipartisan Congressional letter
December 6, 2019 by

A joint release of the Center for Inquiry, the Secular Coalition for America, and Ex-Muslims of North America. Facebook faced accusations this morning of enabling censorship on their platform through a letter from Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), co-signed by Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Susan Wild (D-PA), and Paul Gosar (R-AZ). Huffman, a co-chair and founding …

Louisiana Abortion Opponents Weaponizing Religion Against Women, CFI tells Supreme Court
December 3, 2019 by

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is urging the Supreme Court to recognize and reject a transparently cynical ploy by Louisiana politicians to impose draconian abortion restrictions on women in the state. In the case of June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, abortion opponents are resurrecting previously refuted tactics from Texas’s landmark abortion case, falsely claiming that their …

No, America is Still Not a Christian Nation: A Myth Comprehensively Quashed in ‘Free Inquiry’
November 19, 2019 by

A conservative pastor recently gained attention for posting a video of himself in which he burns a book refuting the myth of America’s founding as a so-called “Christian nation,” a myth that religious conservatives seem determined to uphold no matter the historical facts. In defiance of the itchy Zippo fingers of Christian nationalists, the latest …

Educational Anarchy: CFI Blasts Ohio Bill Saying Students’ Religious Beliefs Trump Reality
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November 15, 2019 by

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) today responded with astonishment and anger to the passage through the Ohio House of Representatives of a law which will result in Ohio public schools having to accept the religious beliefs of students as of equal validity to factual answers in science classes.  This law is part of an escalating …

How to Live Your Best Life, No Pseudoscience Required, in ‘Skeptical Inquirer’
October 23, 2019 by

Self-help gurus are unavoidable on bookstore shelves, daytime talk show panels, and sometimes even presidential debate stages, and each promises to help you “live your best life,” as long as you buy their pseudoscience-saturated books, supplements, videos, and power crystals.  The latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer, the magazine for science and reason, offers a reality-based alternative …

TIES GETS TO 50: Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science Celebrates its 50th State
October 4, 2019 by

On August 21, 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state in the United States of America.  And on November 2, 2019, Hawaii will become the 50th state to host a workshop by TIES, the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science! Launched in 2015 by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, now part of the Center …

Free Inquiry: Ex-Muslim Women Defying Oppression
September 25, 2019 by

The latest issue of Free Inquiry magazine features a stirring and defiant essay from Zara Kay, collaborating with Peter Clarke, telling of the crushing oppressiveness of blasphemy and apostasy laws in parts of the Muslim world and how those laws victimize women in particular. Women in these countries, already restricted in how they dress, what …

Consumers Feel “Scammed” by Walmart and CVS over Homeopathic Fake Medicine, Survey Shows
September 17, 2019 by

Survey Respondents Lose Trust in Megaretailers, Express Confusion and Betrayal, Favor Clearer Labeling Being presented with the facts about homeopathic products leads Americans to lose significant trust in the two largest drug retailers, Walmart and CVS, both of which are the subject of a lawsuit over their sale of homeopathic fake medicine alongside science-based remedies. …

Marine Vet to Sec. Wilkie: Stop Using VA to Promote Christianity
August 28, 2019 by ,

Center for Inquiry Director of Government Relations, Jason Lemieux, decried the remarks of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, who told the Washington Times that VA hospitals were being “bullied” when asked not to display Bibles and other Christian symbols. Mr. Lemieux is a combat veteran who served three tours in Iraq as an infantryman with …

Skeptical Inquirer: In The Trenches against Fake Medicine
August 27, 2019 by

The Health Wars in a Special Expanded Issue Medical pseudoscience is rampant, promoted not only by obvious snake oil salesmen and self-help gurus promising all manner of cures from “natural” and “alternative” remedies, but even by vaunted institutions of legitimate science such as the World Health Organization and the National Geographic Society. In a special …