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Recent Blog Entries

CFI Among 130 Groups Urging President Obama to Close Religious Discrimination Loophole

Michael De Dora — August 24, 2015

The Center for Inquiry has joined a diverse coalition of 130 religious, secularist, civil rights, LGBT, and women’s organizations in sending a letter to President Obama urging him to direct the Department of Justice to close to a legal loophole that allows faith-based groups to accept taxpayer funding to provide social services, yet still discriminate on religious grounds in hiring. 

Center for Inquiry to FDA: Label Homeopathic Drugs as Untested and Unproven

Michael De Dora — August 20, 2015

In comments filed with the FDA this week, the Center for Inquiry urged the FDA to subject homeopathic drugs to the same testing requirements as conventional drugs.

End Dangerous Scientology Experiments on Gulf War Vets, Says Center for Inquiry

Michael De Dora — August 18, 2015

The Center for Inquiry has challenged the Department of Defense’s funding of dangerous pseudoscientific experiments on veterans suffering from Gulf War Syndrome.