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Derek C. Araujo

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Derek C. Araujo is a teaching fellow and Ph.D. candidate at the Columbia University Department of Physics. He is a former Vice President and General Counsel of the Center for Inquiry.

David Helfand: On Evidence and Climate Science

April 7, 2016
David Helfand: On Evidence and Climate Science

Any attempt to address climate change, we are told, plays into the hands of an inexplicably vast and powerful network of conspiratorial climatologists. Lost somewhere in the mix is the science that should inform and largely settle the discussion.

Power Lines and Cancer, Distant Healing and Health Care: Magnetism Misrepresented and Misunderstood

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.3, May/June 2011

Feature
Power Lines and Cancer, Distant Healing and Health Care: Magnetism Misrepresented and Misunderstood

The 1990s fear that background magnetic fields—hundreds of times weaker than Earth’s magnetic field—could cause cancer has been replaced.

Goodbye (For Now)

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 8, 2011
Goodbye (For Now)
Later this month I will leave CFI's employment to pursue graduate studies in physics.  Thank you to my friends and colleagues for a wonderful four years.

Ballot Initiative, Motivated by CSH Lawsuit, Would Gut FL Constitution’s Church-State Separation

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
May 9, 2011
Ballot Initiative, Motivated by CSH Lawsuit, Would Gut FL Constitution’s Church-State Separation
Florida voters will weigh changes to the state constitution to allow government funding of religious institutions.

Supreme Court Thwarts Challenge of Religious School Subsidies; Taxpayer Standing Demolished

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 4, 2011
Supreme Court Thwarts Challenge of Religious School Subsidies; Taxpayer Standing Demolished
The Court's decision allows legislatures to circumvent the Establishment Clause by issuing tax credits instead of appropriations

UN Human Rights Council Abandons “Defamation of Religions” Concept

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 26, 2011
UN Human Rights Council Abandons “Defamation of Religions” Concept
In a welcome change, a UN HRC resolution on religious freedom makes no mention of the so-called "defamation of religions."

Sign Your Name to CFI’s Wal-Mart Homeopathy Statement

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 24, 2011
Sign Your Name to CFI’s Wal-Mart Homeopathy Statement
Join CFI in telling Wal-Mart: Stop Lying to your Customers about Homeopathy

CFI, IHEU Collaborate to Oppose Blasphemy Laws at UN

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 16, 2011
CFI, IHEU Collaborate to Oppose Blasphemy Laws at UN
CFI and the International Humanist and Ethical Union delivered a joint statement this week at the UN opposing blasphemy laws.

Join CFI in Demanding the Release of Malawi’s Jailed “Witches”

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 24, 2011
Join CFI in Demanding the Release of Malawi’s Jailed “Witches”
Please help persuade the President of Malawi to release the dozens of mostly elderly women accused of "witchcraft."

NM Legislature Introduces Anti-Evolution Bill

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 15, 2011
NM Legislature Introduces Anti-Evolution Bill
The New Mexico House of Representatives will consider a bill designed to gut teaching about evolution by natural selection.

CFI-San Francisco to Participate in Homeopathy “Overdose” Event, Saturday, Feb. 5

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 2, 2011
CFI-San Francisco to Participate in Homeopathy “Overdose” Event, Saturday, Feb. 5
CFI-San Francisco will participate in a mass "overdose" event to demonstrate that homeopathy simply does not work.

UK to Consider Reform of Science-Stifling Libel Laws

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 26, 2011
UK to Consider Reform of Science-Stifling Libel Laws
The UK may revise libel laws that have chilled scientific research and expression about fraud, human rights, and other issues.

What’s Your Sign Now?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 14, 2011
What’s Your Sign Now?
Your Zodiac sign may have changed after Asrtonomers corrected for the precession of Earth's axis since Babylonian times.

House GOP to Prevent EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 11, 2011
House GOP to Prevent EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
House Republicans are threatening to gut the EPA's budget in a ploy to prevent regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.

House Republicans Appoint Climate Change Deniers to Committee Chairs

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 4, 2011
House Republicans Appoint Climate Change Deniers to Committee Chairs
The Republican Leadership has appointed climate science deniers to the chairmanships of several important House committees.

Critic of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Shot Dead

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 4, 2011
Critic of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Shot Dead
Police say Governor Salman Taseer was murdered because of his vocal opposition to Pakistan's blasphemy law.

Obama Administration Releases Scientific Integrity Guidelines

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 18, 2010
Obama Administration Releases Scientific Integrity Guidelines
After more than a year of delays, the Obama administration finally issued guidelines for protecting scientific integrity.

Republican Leadership Subjects Funding of National Science Foundation Projects to Text Message Votes

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 8, 2010
Republican Leadership Subjects Funding of National Science Foundation Projects to Text Message Votes
The new House leadership wants laypersons, not trained experts, to judge the worth of scientific research projects.

Republicans to Kill Climate Change Committee

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 2, 2010
Republicans to Kill Climate Change Committee
The office of incoming House speaker John Boehner says Republicans will scrap the House Select Committee on Energy Independence.

Indiana Father Says Court Stripped Him of Child Custody Because of His Agnosticism

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 30, 2010
Indiana Father Says Court Stripped Him of Child Custody Because of His Agnosticism
Craig Scarberry says an Indiana court stripped him of joint custody of his three children because he became an agnostic.

UN to Take Up Measure Suppressing Religious Criticism; Votes Against Sexual Orientation Protection

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 19, 2010
UN to Take Up Measure Suppressing Religious Criticism; Votes Against Sexual Orientation Protection
After voting against sexual orientation protection, the UN will consider a resolution against "defamation of religions."

Obama Executive Order Leaves In Place Many Bush-Era Policies on Faith-Based Initiatives

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 17, 2010
Obama Executive Order Leaves In Place Many Bush-Era Policies on Faith-Based Initiatives
The President issued an executive order preserving Bush's policy of allowing hiring discrimination in Faith-Based Initiatives.

New Republican Leadership Promises Inaction, Obstruction on Climate Change

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 17, 2010
New Republican Leadership Promises Inaction, Obstruction on Climate Change
The new House leadership promises to halt climate change legislation and investigate climate scientists for alleged wrongdoing.

Energy Committee Chairman Candidate Says Bible Shows No Catastrophic Climate Change Can Occur

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 10, 2010
Energy Committee Chairman Candidate Says Bible Shows No Catastrophic Climate Change Can Occur
Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), candidate for chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, says God promised no major climate change.

The Overlooked Casualties of the 2010 Elections: State Court Judges

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 3, 2010
The Overlooked Casualties of the 2010 Elections: State Court Judges
Iowa voters ousted three state supreme court judges for making Iowa the first Midwestern state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Junk Medicine and Health Care Reform: Where Was the Scientific Community?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 27, 2010
Junk Medicine and Health Care Reform: Where Was the Scientific Community?
The scientific community as a whole should speak out about wasteful spending on junk medical treatments.

CFI Submits Testimony on DC Marriage Officiant Act

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 15, 2010
CFI Submits Testimony on DC Marriage Officiant Act
Pending legislation would allow secular officiants to perform marriages in Washington, DC as public notaries.

Federal Court Issues Worldwide Injunction Against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 12, 2010
Federal Court Issues Worldwide Injunction Against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
A federal judge today issued a worldwide injunction against the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

CFI Urges Federal Appellate Court to Strike Down Government-Mandated Day of Prayer

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 8, 2010
CFI Urges Federal Appellate Court to Strike Down Government-Mandated Day of Prayer
CFI submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation in their case challenging the Day of Prayer.

Catholic Archbishop Lectures Supreme Court Justices on Church and State

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 5, 2010
Catholic Archbishop Lectures Supreme Court Justices on Church and State
Justices Scalia, Thomas, Alito, Roberts and Breyer were present for Archbishop Di Noia's politically-charged "Red Mass"

Atheists, Agnostics Trump Believers in Religious Knowledge Test

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 28, 2010
The Pew Forum found that atheists, agnostics scored highest on a basic religion test, along with Jews and Mormons.

CFI, Council for Secular Humanism Join Amicus Brief on Religious School Subsidies

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 23, 2010
CFI, Council for Secular Humanism Join Amicus Brief on Religious School Subsidies
CFI and the Council argued Arizona's tax breaks for donations to religious school scholarships violates the Establishment Clause

Scalia: Constitution Does Not Protect Women, Gays from Discrimination

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 20, 2010
Scalia: Constitution Does Not Protect Women, Gays from Discrimination
Justice Antonin Scalia announced his view that the Constitution does not bar discrimination against women, gays and lesbians.

Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In on Intelligent Design, Curriculum Standards

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 13, 2010
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his opponent, Houston Mayor Bill White, have responded to questions on K-12 education.

Judge Halts Stem Cell Research Funding

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 23, 2010
Judge Halts Stem Cell Research Funding
A federal district judge ruled that all embryonic stem cell research is an illegal violation of the Dickey-Wicker Amendment.

City Council’s 10 Commandments Proposal Sparks Heated Exchange

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 17, 2010
The Marion, IL city council wants to install a Ten Commandments monument in the town square, "in God's will."

CFI Commends House Resolution on Texas Curriculum Revisions

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 10, 2010
CFI joined 22 other advocacy groups in thanking Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson's resolution supporting sound education.

Chino Valley High Schools to Teach “Bible as Literature”

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 10, 2010
Chino Valley High Schools to Teach “Bible as Literature”
Critics say the elective class is an attempt to use public school resources to push religion.

More on Perry v. Schwarzenegger

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 4, 2010
More on Perry v. Schwarzenegger
Today's decision provides a refreshingly frank consideration of the religious motives behind the gay marriage ban.

Louisiana School District Flirts with Creationism

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 3, 2010
Louisiana School District Flirts with Creationism
The Livingston Parish School Board is considering whether to teach of creationism in public school science classrooms.

Ogopogo Lake Monster Goes Missing

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
July 27, 2010
Ogopogo Lake Monster Goes Missing
A fake news story provides comic relief for frustrated skeptics.

Poll Shows Texans Dissatisfied with State School Board Curriculum Revisions

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
July 21, 2010
Poll Shows Texans Dissatisfied with State School Board Curriculum Revisions
A new poll shows that more than 2/3rds of likely voters in Texas support reform of the state school board.

Is Political Interference with Science Continuing under Obama?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
July 12, 2010
Is Political Interference with Science Continuing under Obama?
Despite the President's promises to protect scientific integrity, some report a culture of politics trumping science.

Florida Supreme Court Denies Review of Council for Secular Humanism Legal Victory

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
July 9, 2010
Florida Supreme Court Denies Review of Council for Secular Humanism Legal Victory
The Council's suit against state funding of sectarian prison drug rehabilitation programs may finally proceed to trial.

Supreme Court Rules Christian Group Can’t Demand Funding while Violating Non-Discrimination Policies

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 28, 2010
Supreme Court Rules Christian Group Can’t Demand Funding while Violating Non-Discrimination Policies
The Supreme Court ruled that religious student orgs that violate non-discrimination policies cannot demand public funding.

CFI Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Question Kagan on Religious Liberty

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 25, 2010
CFI Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Question Kagan on Religious Liberty
CFI urged the Committee to determine Kagan's views on taxpayer funding of religious orgs, exemptions from civil rights laws.

Message to Congress: Stop Wasting Taxpayer Dollars on Junk Medical Research

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 23, 2010
Message to Congress: Stop Wasting Taxpayer Dollars on Junk Medical Research
The US government could save $240 million - and improve biomedical research - by eliminating funding for alt med research.

Live Blogging of Closing Arguments in CA Same Sex Marriage Case - Wed., June 16

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 15, 2010
Live Blogging of Closing Arguments in CA Same Sex Marriage Case - Wed., June 16
Interested CFI supporters may follow closing arguments via live blogging; video cameras have been barred from the courtroom.

CFI Publishes Position Paper Criticizing Government Funding of Acupuncture

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 8, 2010
CFI argues that government funding of discredited acupuncture therapy lowers standards of care and degrades respect for science.

“Gay Exorcisms”: Free Exercise of Religion, or Child Abuse?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 8, 2010
“Gay Exorcisms”: Free Exercise of Religion, or Child Abuse?
Some Pentacostal and Evangelical churches "exorcise demons" that "cause" homosexuality. Many who undergo exorcisms are minors.

Climate Science on Trial

Opinion
June 3, 2010

Why climate scientists should refuse to engage global warming deniers in public debates.

Texas Board of Education to Target Church-State Separation

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
May 17, 2010
Texas Board of Education to Target Church-State Separation
The state board of education that removed Thomas Jefferson from US history books now seeks to erase the Wall of Separation.

Anti-Gay “Family Research Council” Co-founder Caught with Male Escort

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
May 6, 2010
George Alan Rekers, a longtime, prominent anti-gay activist, recently took a 10-day European vacation with a male escort.

Supreme Court Embraces Congressional Scheme to Maintain Cross Inside Federal Park

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 29, 2010
Supreme Court Embraces Congressional Scheme to Maintain Cross Inside Federal Park
A 5-4 conservative majority blessed a legislative scheme to maintain an eight-foot Christian cross in a federal park.

Council for Secular Humanism Celebrates Another Court Victory in Florida

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 29, 2010
The Florida Supreme Court could hear the Council's case challenging government funding of sectarian social service providers.

Physicist Stephen Hawking Warns of Hostile Space Invaders

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 26, 2010
Physicist Stephen Hawking Warns of Hostile Space Invaders
Stephen Hawking says that humans should avoid, rather than seek extraterrestrial intelligence.

Supreme Court Splits in Argument over Religious Group’s Violation of Non-Discrimination Policy

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 19, 2010
Supreme Court Splits in Argument over Religious Group’s Violation of Non-Discrimination Policy
The Court is split on whether a religious student group has a right to public funds while excluding gays, non-Christians

Federal Court Rules National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 15, 2010
Federal Court Rules National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional
US District Judge Judge Barbara B. Crabb ruled that the "National Day of Prayer" violates the Establishment Clause.

Dawkins, Hitchens Call for Arrest and Trial of Pope Benedict

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 13, 2010
Dawkins, Hitchens Call for Arrest and Trial of Pope Benedict
Lawyers for Dawkins and Hitchens are exploring the possibility of prosecuting the Pope for crimes against humanity.

Vatican Compares Criticism of Church’s Handling of Child Rape to Persecution of Jews

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 2, 2010
In Good Friday remarks, a senior priest compared the uproar over sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church to anti-Semitism.

UN Human Rights Council Passes “Defamation of Religions” Resolution by Slim Margin

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 25, 2010
Although the HRC approved a non-binding anti-blasphemy measure, criticism of the "defamation of religions" concept is growing.

CFI Urges UN Human Rights Council to Reject “Defamation of Religions” Resolution

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 24, 2010
The Human Rights Council is poised to suppress criticism of religion in the name of protecting human rights.

CFI Urges Supreme Court to Deny Religious Student Group’s Right to Violate Non-Discrimination Policy

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 16, 2010
CFI Urges Supreme Court to Deny Religious Student Group’s Right to Violate Non-Discrimination Policy
The Supreme Court will soon decide a Christian student group’s right to violate a public university's non-discrimination policy.

CFI-India Representative Arrested for “Hurting the Sentiments of Muslims”

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 15, 2010
CFI responds to the arrest of Dr. Innaiah Narisetti and others for "hurting the sentiments of Muslims."

Scientology Defectors Say Church Hides Abuse

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 7, 2010
Defectors from the Church of Scientology say they suffered beatings and other abuse.

Nun “Cured” by Pope John Paul II Falls Ill Again

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 5, 2010
Nun “Cured” by Pope John Paul II Falls Ill Again
A nun who claims the late pope cured her of Parkinson's has fallen ill again.

Scientologists Hire Famed Reporters to Investigate Enemies

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 22, 2010
The Church of Scientology is paying journalists to "investigate" a paper that has reported on the church's activities.

Apocalypse How?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 15, 2010
The Virginia House has passed a bill meant to save humanity from "mark of the beast" microchip implants.

CBS Shows Ideological Bias in Accepting Super Bowl Ads

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 1, 2010
CBS has chosen its Super Bowl ads. Ads for gay dating are out; Religious Right anti-abortion commercials are in.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds “Secular” Ten Commandments Display

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 18, 2010
A recent ruling by the 6th Circuit illustrates the changing legal landscape confronting defenders of church-state separation.

Council for Secular Humanism Fights Appeal of its Court Victory in Florida

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 13, 2010
CSH has submitted briefs against an appeal of its courtroom victory in its challenge of faith-based programs in Florida.

NYC Mayor Includes Atheists at Interfaith Breakfast

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 7, 2010
For the first time in eight years, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg invited atheists to attend his annual interfaith breakfast.

Magnetic Therapy for Dogs?!  Only in New York.

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 28, 2009
Magnetic Therapy for Dogs?!  Only in New York.
What better medical treatment for an adorable puppy than Bach flower therapy?

UN Passes “Defamation of Religions” Resolution

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 21, 2009
The UN General Assembly has again passed a "defamation of religions" resolution, but with less support than last year.

Federal Appeals Court Reviews Mt. Soledad Cross Case

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 17, 2009
A 3-judge panel considered whether the Mt. Soledad cross can remain on public land. How the court will decide is anyone's guess.

Council for Secular Humanism Wins Victory in Case Challenging Faith-Based Prison Programs

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 15, 2009
CSH won an important victory in its case challenging the use of tax dollars to provide faith-based programs in Florida prisons.

Survey Shows Rise in Paranormal Beliefs, Blending of Christian, New Age, Eastern Religion

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 12, 2009
A new poll shows increased belief in the paranormal, as well as a mixing of traditional religion and New Age fantasy.

Supreme Court to Decide Christian Student Group’s Right to Violate Non-Discrimination Policy

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 7, 2009
The Supreme Court today granted cert. in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez.

Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Case Involving Valedictorian’s Religious Graduation Address

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 30, 2009
The Supreme Court declined to take a school prayer case involving a high schooler's unexpectedly religious valedictory address.

Pakistan Pushes Irish Blasphemy Law Language at the UN

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 23, 2009
Ireland criminalized blasphemy in July. Pakistan is now using Ireland's blasphemy law to push UN member states to do the same.

Who’s a Jew? In the UK, Judges Decide

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 8, 2009
A British Court weighs in on who counts as Jewish.

House Democrats’ Health Care Reform Bill Doesn’t Mandate Coverage for Faith Healing

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 2, 2009
Thankfully, the House's health care reform bill doesn't mandate coverage for faith healing.

Church of Scientology Convicted of Fraud in France

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 27, 2009
A French court has conviceted the Church of Scientology of fraud. Was it right to do so?

CFI Opposes “Defamation of Religions” Resolution at the UN

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 22, 2009
The Organization of Islamic Conference wants to condemn "defamation" of religious beliefs as a human rights violation.

Stephen Colbert on Salazar v. Buono Cross Case

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 14, 2009
A recent Stephen Colbert segment skewers Supreme Court Justice Scalia's comments during oral argument in Salazar v. Buono.

Health Care Reform Proposals Would Pay Christian Scientists to Pray

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 13, 2009
Christian Scientists want prayer-based "healing" to be covered by health insurance.

Alt Med Proponents Trumpet Lobbying Success on Health Care Reform

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 6, 2009
Alternative Medicine lobbyists are crowing about the inclusion of alt med in the Senate health care reform bill.

CFI Report Objects to Taxpayer Funding for Therapeutic Touch, Alternative Medicine Therapies

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 28, 2009
The Senate's health care reform bill would cover non-evidence based "treatments" that have no grounding in science.

Insurer Pays Settlement for Discrimination Against Atheists and Agnostics

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 28, 2009
A DesMoines-based insurance company has paid a $74,000 settlement for discriminating against non-believers.

Scalia Knocks Church-State Separation in Jewish Newspaper

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 21, 2009
Antonin Scalia tells Hamodia that government neutrality between religion and non-religion is "not the American tradition"

The Late Ted Kennedy on Church and State

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 26, 2009
View the late senator's speech on faith, truth and tolerance at Jerry Falwell's Liberty Baptist College.

CFI Files Supreme Court Brief in Religious Display Case

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 5, 2009
On August 3, CFI filed a Supreme Court brief in the case of Salazar v. Buono.

In Court Brief, Obama Admin Endorses Homophobia, Denigrates Gay Rights

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 12, 2009
A shocking Obama administration brief defending the "Defense of Marriage Act" embraces outright homophobia

Vermont Legislature Votes Overwhelmingly in Favor of Gay Marriage

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 7, 2009
Vermont has become the first state to legalize gay marriage through the legislative process. How will the Religious Right react?

Iowa Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban; Junk Science Opposed by CFI Proves Uncompelling

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 3, 2009
The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage, despite "junk science" evidence opposed by CFI.

Seth McFarlane’s “Family Guy” Embraces Secular Humanism

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 30, 2009
Has Carl Sagan been reincarnated in the form of an alcoholic talking dog?

Benedict XVI Condoms Explode Over Paris

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 26, 2009
In Paris, condoms bearing the Pope's smiling visage are all the rage.

2009 Templeton Award goes to physicist/philosopher for proving . . . um, what?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 17, 2009
The Templeton Foundation awarded Bernard d'Espagnat $1.4 million for speculative musings about science and religion.

Egypt and Pakistan Push UN Resolution on “Anti-Muslim” Speech

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 16, 2009
Egypt and Pakistan are moving in on a UN Human Rights Council resolution that would block criticism of Islam.

Afghan Court Upholds Student Journalist’s 20-Year Sentence for Blasphemy

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 12, 2009
The Afghan Supreme Court has upheld a 20-year sentence for the "crime" of blasphemy.

Virginia GOP Chair Insults Darwin on his Birthday

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 20, 2009
Virginia GOP Chair Jeff Frederick accused Darwin of racism . . . even though the Darwins were a family of ardent abolitionists.

Ultra-Religionists Around the World Oppose Valentine’s Day

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 14, 2009
Religious extremists across the globe want to ban Valentine's Day. Secularists ought to claim it.

CFI Releases Position Paper Criticizing Faith-Based Initiatives

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 8, 2009
CFI released a position paper criticizing government funding of faith-based programs that President Obama has pledged to expand.

Monkey Business over Ohio City’s Proposed “Science Month”

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 31, 2009
The Columbus, Ohio suburb of Whitehall is awash in controversy over a proposal to designate February as “Science Month.”

Long-Settled Evolution “Debate” Rages in Texas, Louisiana

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 22, 2009

Obama’s First Day: A Religious Right Roundup

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 21, 2009

Change Comes to WhiteHouse.gov; Faith-Based Initiatives Out, Gay Rights In

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 21, 2009

Court Rules that White House Must Reveal Visits by Religious Right Leaders

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 17, 2009

Bush Declares “National Sanctity of Human Life Day”

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 16, 2009

Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Newdow Suit

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 16, 2009

Defendants File Answers in Newdow Inauguration Lawsuit

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 11, 2009

Mississippi Bill Targets Biology Books

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 10, 2009

State Attorneys General Oppose Challenge to Inauguration Ceremony

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 9, 2009

Should Nonbelievers Challenge Inaugural Oath and Invocation?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 31, 2008

Evangelical Lobbyist Resigns Amid Civil Unions Flap

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 19, 2008

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