Press Release Archives for May, 2018

House Chaplain Must Not Be Permitted to Discriminate Against Atheist Speakers

May 22, 2018

By refusing to allow an atheist minister to deliver an invocation to the House of Representatives, the House Chaplain is imposing a religious test for a government position and discriminating based on religion, which the Center for Inquiry (CFI) argues in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Court …Full Release »

Perkins’ Christian Supremacism is Unacceptable for Religious Freedom Commission

May 17, 2018

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) categorically denounced the appointment of Tony Perkins, president of the Christian supremacist Family Research Council, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, citing Perkins’ theocratic agenda, his unrepentant villainization of Muslims, atheists, and the LGBTQ, and his association with and support for hate …Full Release »

Secular Groups Unite to Condemn Oklahoma’s License to Discriminate in Adoption

May 16, 2018

Five national organizations representing atheists, agnostics, and the religiously unaffiliated—a rapidly growing group comprising of one quarter of Americans--today issued a statement condemning the recently passed Oklahoma law which permits religiously run adoption agencies to discriminate based on their faith while still receiving taxpayer funding.

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Center for Inquiry Rebuts Pence’s Claims That “Faith is On the Rise”

May 14, 2018

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) responded today to the outlandish assertions made by Vice President Pence at Hillsdale College in Michigan on Saturday that religious belief is on the rise in America, due in large part to President Trump. CFI, an organization advancing science and secularism, presented scientific survey …Full Release »

Dr. Oz Appointment to President’s Fitness Council Legitimizes Snake Oil and Medical Misinformation

May 06, 2018

Lambasting President Trump’s selection of Mehmet Oz to his Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition, the Center for Inquiry, a science advocacy organization, warned that the appointment will erode the state of American health and fitness by elevating and legitimizing a TV charlatan who profits from the promotion of …Full Release »

Trump Faith-Based Initiative Forces Religion on Americans In Need

May 03, 2018

President Trump’s executive order establishing a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative includes a stealth feature that would make it much harder for people to obtain federally funded social services from an organization that doesn’t have religious ties, says the nonprofit Center for Inquiry, a group that advances …Full Release »