ALERT: Betsy DeVos Wants To Funnel COVID Money To Religious Schools
July 10, 2020

IMPORTANT: Take action here, please: https://bit.ly/31ZkZuB Help keep federal tax money out of religious schools. Last week, we warned you that the Supreme Court’s egregious decision in Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue forces taxpayers to fund religious instruction in private schools throughout their state via school vouchers. Emboldened by this decision, Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump are prepared …

SUPREME COURT’S LITTLE SISTERS RULING MEANS DOGMA TRUMPS EVERYTHING, SAYS CENTER FOR INQUIRY
July 9, 2020

The Center for Inquiry denounced the Supreme Court’s decision today in the case of Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, in which the Court ruled in favor of broad religious exemptions to the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act. CFI, which advocates for public policy based on science and secularism, decried the ruling for placing …

Secular Advocates Denounce Supreme Court Decision Forcing Taxpayers to Pay for Religious Schooling
July 1, 2020

“The Founders made clear that the public purse must not fund religious activities, especially education. Now, with this ruling, it not only can fund them, but it is compelled to.”

JOHN DE LANCIE TO SECULAR GRADUATES: VOTE! THE WORLD NEEDS YOU TO SHAPE THE FUTURE
June 23, 2020

“Being secular is not a lapel pin. It’s a mission.”   The class of 2020 is about to take its place in a turbulent world at a turning point of history, when the values of reason, science, and compassion are needed more than ever. For those graduating students who are secular—atheists, agnostics, humanists, and Nones—these …

RACIST POLICING AND THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD
June 23, 2020

“The Center for Inquiry is a nonpartisan organization. However, we will stand in opposition to blatant violations of human rights and in support of humanist values.”

A NEW URGENCY FOR ‘COSMOS’: ANN DRUYAN’S POSSIBLE WORLDS IN ‘SKEPTICAL INQUIRER’
June 23, 2020

““We seem to have taken a great leap backward” in our appreciation and acceptance of science”

WALMART HOMEOPATHY FRAUD LAWSUIT: CENTER FOR INQUIRY TO APPEAL JUDGE’S INEXPLICABLE DISMISSAL
June 23, 2020

The Center for Inquiry vowed to continue its efforts to end the deceptive marketing of homeopathic fake medicine, announcing that it will appeal the dismissal of its consumer protection lawsuit against Walmart. On May 20, 2019, the Center for Inquiry (CFI), an organization dedicated to advancing reason and science, filed a lawsuit in the District of …

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.”