CFI Condemns Trump’s claim that churches are essential services
May 24, 2020

The Center for Inquiry today condemned President Donald Trump for pressuring governors to designate churches across the country as an “essential service” exempt from stay-at-home orders that are meant to arrest the spread of COVID-19. According to POLITICO Magazine, Trump “commanded” governors to reopen churches and threatened to “override” them if they refused. “The President …

Ingersoll Museum to Remain Closed Due to COVID-19
May 24, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council for Secular Humanism announced this week that the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum will not open as scheduled on Memorial Day weekend, and will remain closed until further notice. “The International Council of Museums estimates that 95 percent of the world’s museums have shut their doors due to the …

MICHIGAN DROPS OPPOSITION TO SECULAR MARRIAGE CELEBRANTS, ENDING LAWSUIT
April 2, 2020

“What’s most important here is that Michigan couples with a secular worldview now have the same right as any religious couple: the right to have their weddings officiated and solemnized by someone who represents their deeply-held beliefs, and not feel they must settle for a government-appointed functionary or someone with a mail-order ordination.”

One Of Darwin’s Evolution Theories Finally Proved By Cambridge Researcher
March 20, 2020

Mar 18, 2020 By University of Cambridge Scientists have proved one of Charles Darwin’s theories of evolution for the first time—nearly 140 years after his death. Laura van Holstein, a Ph.D. student in Biological Anthropology at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, and lead author of the research published today (March 18) in Proceedings of the …

TIES Offers Free Guided Online Lessons in Evolution
March 19, 2020

TIES Offers Free Guided Online Lessons in Evolution for Middle and High Schools https://bit.ly/2Ui3S1w (Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science) Educators across the country, determined to keep student learning from grinding to a halt as the coronavirus pandemic causes schools to close, have a new resource. The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science is offering free, ready-made …

Wegmans Hawking Fake Medicine During Pandemic: CFI Calls Out Retailer For Crassly Irresponsible Profiteering
March 19, 2020

Wegmans supermarkets are using the confusion and fear surrounding the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to increase its sales of useless homeopathic products, an act of cynicism that the Center for Inquiry is calling out as appalling and irresponsible. Homeopathy is an eighteenth-century pseudoscience in which dangerous substances are diluted to the point that no …

Center For Inquiry Warns Supreme Court Of Catastrophic Impact Of Expanding Ministerial Exception For Religious Employers
March 19, 2020

Fundamental civil rights and labor protections for countless Americans could be decimated if the Supreme Court sides with religious schools seeking carte blanche to hire and fire whomever they like for whatever reason without consequence. The Center for Inquiry urged the Court against any expansion of the so-called “ministerial exception” in an amicus brief filed in the …

Walmart Attempts to Suppress Consumer Protection Lawsuit by Stoking Prejudice Against Secular Humanists
March 19, 2020

Mega-retailer is being sued by the Center for Inquiry over its marketing of homeopathic fake medicines Walmart is attempting to quash a consumer-protection lawsuit over its sale of homeopathic fake medicine with a deceptive motion to dismiss that tries to prejudice the court against the nonreligious organization bringing the case. The Center for Inquiry, which filed …

Take Action: Urge Your Representative to Join the Congressional Freethought Caucus Today
March 4, 2020

Is your representative a member of the Congressional Freethought Caucus? Have they even heard of it? Have you? The Freethought Caucus is made up of Members of Congress who support reason and science in public policy, fight for the separation of church and state, and advance the rights of nonreligious Americans. Almost one quarter of …

Secular Priorities Front and Center in Meeting with Congressional Freethought Caucus
March 2, 2020

Federal lawmakers and leaders from the reality-based community met on Capitol Hill on Monday, February 10, when the Congressional Freethought Caucus invited secular advocacy organizations to share ideas and discuss priorities. The Center for Inquiry was there, represented by president and CEO Robyn Blumner and Director of Government Affairs Jason Lemieux. Chaired by Reps. Jared …