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
Office of Public Policy
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

Science Education Expert Denounces Removal of Evolution from Arizona Science Standards
May 23, 2018 by

The erasure of evolution from Arizona’s public school science standards will handicap Arizona students, said the director of the Teacher Institute of Evolutionary Science (TIES), Bertha Vazquez.

House Chaplain Must Not Be Permitted to Discriminate Against Atheist Speakers
May 22, 2018 by

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.

Perkins’ Christian Supremacism is Unacceptable for Religious Freedom Commission
Office of Public Policy
May 17, 2018 by

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.

Secular Groups Unite to Condemn Oklahoma’s License to Discriminate in Adoption
May 16, 2018 by

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…

Center for Inquiry Rebuts Pence’s Claims That “Faith is On the Rise”
May 14, 2018 by

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.

Dresden’s Ingersoll Museum Opens Memorial Day Weekend for 25th Consecutive Season
May 14, 2018 by

Original Birthplace of “The Great Agnostic” Honors Nineteenth Century’s Famous Orator This Memorial Day weekend the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum in Dresden opens for its 25th anniversary season. For a quarter-century, the Ingersoll Museum has restored this incomparable orator and champion of reason to his rightful place in the great story of America, and now serves …