Press Release Archives for June, 2017

CFI and Richard Dawkins Decry Turkey’s “Unconscionable” Prohibition on Teaching Evolution

June 23, 2017

The Education Ministry of Turkey will no longer allow the teaching of evolution in schools, a decision that the Center for Inquiry and Richard Dawkins have denounced as an unconscionable neglect of Turkey’s students, and a troubling rejection of the country’s proud tradition of secularism.

“This is …Full Release »

Sinister ‘Blue Whale’ Suicide Game Alarms Parents—But Is It Real?

June 15, 2017

Scary warnings have been circulating on social media in recent months, asking parents, teachers, and police to beware of a hidden threat to children: a sinister online “Blue Whale game” that can kill! Understandably, this has led to calls for action to address this social media menace, but is …Full Release »

Pharmacist Betrayed Trust, Abdicated Scientific Role By Refusing Prescription, says CFI

June 07, 2017

An Albuquerque Walgreens pharmacist abdicated his responsibility as someone entrusted with scientific authority when he refused to fill a legal prescription because of his religious beliefs, said the Center for Inquiry. The discrimination suffered by this mother and young daughter with a valid prescription was worsened when Walgreens …Full Release »

Leaked Contraceptive Coverage Rule Places Bosses’ Religion Over Women’s Rights

June 02, 2017

The Center for Inquiry expressed its exasperation with and opposition to Thursday’s draft regulation regarding religious exceptions to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.

A leaked Trump administration regulation would allow any corporation to claim a religious exemption to providing contraception under employer sponsored health insurance …Full Release »