Limbaugh Caught at For-Pay Sex Talk!

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 19, 2012

Rush Limbaugh often refers to feminists as "feminazis," but he simply appears to be projecting his own misogynist tendencies. Now Limbaugh is caught in another contradiction—and in an exposé of his sexual proclivities.

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The Morning Heresy 3/19/12

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
March 19, 2012

Welcome to a new feature of CFI's Free Thinking blog, "The Morning Heresy." There's so much going on in the news, both above and below the radar, that relates to the mission of CFI and its affiliate groups, so the management here decided it would be a good idea to get a kind of daily roundup of relevant items in order to keep everyone in the loop. Then it occurred to us, hey, this could be valuable to everyone in the secularist and skeptic movements...

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Is there Nothing Wrong with Being Religious?

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
March 17, 2012

Every time an atheist praises religious things, an angel gets his wings.

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Shouldn’t Arizona Scrutinize How Men Are Using Viagra?

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
March 16, 2012

In the controversy over contraceptive coverage for women in health care plans, things get crazier by the minute. Arizona is considering legislation that would permit religious employers to require women who want reimbursement for the cost of contraception to submit a claim, supported by evidence, that the pills are not being used for contraception, but to treat some other medical issue. Incredible, right?

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Being Clear About Our Objectives

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
March 14, 2012

Moving Secularism Forward, the joint conference of CFI and the Council for Secular Humanism, took place in Orlando a little over a week ago. The presentations at the conferences have generated a fair amount of commentary (for examples, see here and here). This is a good thing. One of the purposes of our conferences is to get people to think, to debate, and, in some cases, to look at issues from a different perspective.

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CFI, IHEU Issue Statement on Religious Tolerance at UN Human Rights Council

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 14, 2012

The Center for Inquiry and International Humanist and Ethical Union issue a joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council urging Islamic states to protect basic human rights at home if they are truly concerned about religious tolerance.

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Lady Sword Swallower

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 12, 2012

On February 25, 2012, more than twenty of the world's dwindling number of sword swallowers "dropped swords" at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums worldwide to celebrate the Sixth Annual World Sword Swallower's Day. My wife Diana and I were at the Niagara Falls, Ontario, Ripley's with Vanessa, Canada's celebrated female sword swallower, to watch her have a snack of cold steel.

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Rita Swan and Protecting Children from Religious Exemptions

by Dren Asselmeier
March 09, 2012

Last weekend, I had a chance to hear about the advocacy work of Dr. Rita Swan. She gave a talk at the Moving Secularism Forward Conference, and I want to share what I learned because protecting children is a concern we should all have as secular humanists, and as decent human beings.

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Zelig Was a Woman: Meet Freethought Campaigner Lucy N. Colman

Advocatus Diaboli with Tom Flynn
March 08, 2012

As we observe International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, it’s worth remembering one of nineteenth-century America’s most active – and best-connected – freethinkers. Lucy N. Colman (1818-1906) was the Zelig of the Golden Age of Freethought. She contributed to every reform cause of the day and touched the lives of the time’s most noteworthy freethought activists.

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Rush Limbaugh, Being a Dick, and Skepticism

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
March 08, 2012

 The controversy over Rush Limbaugh's comments has implications for the skeptical movement. Why Rush is a Dick, and skeptics shouldn't be. 

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