By refusing to allow an atheist minister to deliver an invocation to the House of Representatives, the House Chaplain is imposing a religious test for a government position and discriminating based on religion.
May 17, 2018 by Paul Fidalgo
The Center for Inquiry categorically denounced the appointment of Tony Perkins, president of the Christian supremacist Family Research Council, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Five national organizations representing atheists, agnostics, and the religiously unaffiliated—a rapidly growing group comprising of one quarter of Americans—today issued a statement condemning the recently passed Oklahoma law which permits religiously run adoption agencies to discriminate…
The Center for Inquiry (CFI) responded today to the outlandish assertions made by Vice President Pence at Hillsdale College in Michigan on Saturday that religious belief is on the rise in America.
Lambasting Trump’s selection of Mehmet Oz to his Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition, CFI warned that the appointment will erode the state of American health and fitness by elevating and legitimizing a TV charlatan who profits from the promotion of pseudoscientific fake medicine.
President Trump’s executive order establishing a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative includes a stealth feature that would make it much harder for people to obtain federally funded social services from an organization that doesn’t have religious ties.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must not sacrifice Americans’ health for the sake of a health care provider’s religious beliefs, said the Center for Inquiry.
The FDA must take a much firmer stance on the manufacture and marketing of homeopathic health products, said CFI, urging the agency to take seriously its duty to inform and protect American consumers from wasteful and dangerous fake medicine.
The U.S. Navy’s refusal to appoint a humanist as a chaplain, spurred in part by a letter from 23 Senators calling on U.S. Navy leadership to ban humanist chaplains, demeans the nonreligious men and women bravely serving in our armed forces, said the Center for Inquiry.
The Center for Inquiry today condemned the decision of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to close the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) and reassign the Center’s responsibilities to an entity that performs unrelated administrative tasks.