Blog Archives for January, 2012

Indiana Senate Panel Approves Creationist Bill Despite Center for Inquiry’s Letter, Testimony

Michael De Dora — January 26, 2012

Despite CFI's best efforts, an Indiana Senate panel has approved a bill that would allow school boards to “require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation.”

CFI Applauds Obama Administration for Standing up to Religious Lobbying on Birth Control Rule

Michael De Dora — January 22, 2012

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) would like to thank President Barack Obama and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for rejecting pressure from organized religion and keeping in place new guidelines that require health insurance providers and organizations providing health care plans to cover preventive health services, such as contraception, without charging a co-payment.

Center for Inquiry Urges Indiana Senators to Drop Creationist Bill

Michael De Dora — January 18, 2012

CFI has written to the ten members of the Indiana State Senate Committee on Education and Career Development urging them to withdraw or oppose a creationist bill.

Federal judge orders removal of prayer banner in Rhode Island high school

Michael De Dora — January 12, 2012

The case was especially notable for the Center for Inquiry because it was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of CFI-On Campus volunteer high school coordinator, Jessica Ahlquist, and her father, Mark.