The Kavanaugh Court and Extreme Patriotism – Free Inquiry Takes on Humanists’ Existential Threats
September 5, 2018 by

The premier journal of secular humanist thought enters the political fray as the Senate begins its hearings on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a timely and salient special issue of Free Inquiry, freethought leaders address the existential threat to church-state separation represented by Kavanaugh, and a powerful case is …

Labor Department’s Religious Liberty Rule is a Directive to Discriminate
August 16, 2018 by

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) condemned the Department of Labor (DOL)’s new Directive regarding religious exemptions for government contractors as a further example of religious privilege being used to impose real harms on Americans. According to the Directive from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which supervises federal contractors and subcontractors to ensure …

CFI Cheers FDA Action Against Deceptive ‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ Marketers
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July 31, 2018 by

The Center for Inquiry applauded the actions taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop the deceptive marketing of pseudoscientific “vaginal rejuvenation” products. On Monday, the FDA published a Safety Communication warning the public that radio-based “vaginal rejuvenation” products are not proven safe or effective. Rather than improving patient health, these products may cause …

Don’t Be Fooled by Sessions’ Religious Right “Task Force” Warns Center for Inquiry
July 30, 2018 by

The Justice Department’s “Religious Liberty Task Force” will levy the power of the nation’s highest law enforcement body to impose the beliefs and values of the Religious Right on the American public. Responding to today’s announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Center for Inquiry characterized the task force as nothing less than a means …

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
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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 …