Bladensburg Cross Excludes Non-Christian Veterans and Violates Constitution, CFI Tells Supreme Court
February 1, 2019 by

The Bladensburg war memorial is a blatant and obvious endorsement of Christianity, in violation of the Constitution and an affront to non-Christian military servicemembers, the Center for Inquiry told the U.S. Supreme Court in an amicus brief for the case of Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission v. American Humanist Association, submitted in partnership with allies in the …

New Mexico Naturopath Bill Risks Patients’ Health and Legitimizes Fake Medicine
January 31, 2019 by

A bill granting naturopaths the authority to practice primary care medicine risks the health of New Mexicans and legitimizes fake medicine, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) warned the New Mexico State Senate. The Naturopathic Doctors’ Practice Act (SB 135) would grant licensure to practitioners of pseudoscientific treatments despite the lack of evidence for their effectiveness …

Trump Undermines Science Education with ‘Bible Literacy’ Tweet
January 28, 2019 by

President Trump’s endorsement of unconstitutional religious classes in America’s public schools was condemned by the Center for Inquiry for undermining secular science education. In a tweet sent Sunday, President Trump announced “Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!” “This is one …

Conservative Justices Seek to Establish Religion as Legal Trump Card
January 22, 2019 by

Center for Inquiry Statement on Kennedy vs. Bremerton School District The Supreme Court refused to hear the case of a high school football coach who ignored directives not to hold public prayer sessions on the school field at games. Coach Joseph Kennedy was fired for his unwillingness to end the practice, and sued, all the …

Secular Groups Urge Senate to Oppose Christian Nationalist William Barr for Attorney General
January 14, 2019 by

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) urged the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to reject the nomination of William Barr for U.S. Attorney General, citing his demonstrated contempt for nonreligious Americans and for church-state separation. The Committee will hold hearings to consider Barr’s nomination on Tuesday, January 15. The Center for Inquiry, in collaboration with the …

Indiana Anti-Evolution Bill Would Indoctrinate Students in Creationism
January 14, 2019 by

Creationism would be taught in Indiana public schools, indoctrinating students with biblical literalism, if Senate Bill 373 becomes law. The Center for Inquiry (CFI)—which advocates for reason, science, and secularism—has promised to take all necessary legal measures to oppose the bill’s passage or implementation. Senate Bill 373 would permit Indiana public schools to teach “creation science” as …

Texas Secular Wedding Celebrants Challenge Religious Privilege in Solemnizing Marriages
November 6, 2018 by

In a lawsuit filed Monday with a U.S. District Court, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) is challenging Texas’s marriage law, which limits the authority to solemnize marriages to clergy and certain government officials. By granting this unconstitutional privilege to religion, the state is denying its nonreligious residents the opportunity to have their unions formalized by a …

CFI fears Supreme Court will use Maryland Cross case to breach wall of separation
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November 5, 2018 by

In an ominous sign that the wall between government and religion may soon be dismantled, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) expressed its alarm that the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear an appeal involving a Christian war memorial on public land.

Trump Officials Callously Using Pittsburgh Massacre to Demonize Nonreligious, Advance Christian Privilege
October 30, 2018 by

The Trump administration’s response to the worst act of anti-Semitic violence in U.S. history has been disgraceful, said the Center for Inquiry, taking the president and his lieutenants to task for their eagerness to falsely assign blame to the nonreligious. On Saturday, a white nationalist, radicalized Christian man massacred eleven Jewish men and women at …

Center for Inquiry Condemns Federal Request to Reverse Anti-Discrimination Decision
October 26, 2018 by

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) condemned a request from the Department of Justice for the Supreme Court to roll back a court decision extending anti-discrimination protections to transgender people. In a brief filed on behalf of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), the Department of Justice perversely argues for the reversal of a lower court …