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Free Inquiry is a bi-monthly journal of secular humanist opinion and commentary published by the Council for Secular Humanism, which is part of the Center for Inquiry. The Council for Secular Humanism (originally the Council for Democratic and Secular Humanism, or CODESH) is a secular humanist organization headquartered Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States An International Standard Serial Number ( ISSN) is a unique eight-digit number used to identify a print or electronic Periodical publication. A journal (through French from late Latin diurnalis, daily has several related meanings a daily record of events or business a private Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds Reason, Ethics and Justice, and specifically rejects the Supernatural The Council for Secular Humanism (originally the Council for Democratic and Secular Humanism, or CODESH) is a secular humanist organization headquartered The Center for Inquiry (CFI is a non-profit educational organization with headquarters in the United States whose primary mission is to encourage evidence-based inquiry Philosopher Paul Kurtz is the editor-in-chief and Tom Flynn the editor. Paul Kurtz (born December 21, 1925 in Newark New Jersey) is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo A publication's editor in chief is its Primary editor, having final responsibility for the operations and policies Feature articles cover a wide range of topics from a freethinking perspective. Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that Beliefs should be formed on the basis of Science and Logic and should not be influenced Common themes are separation of church and state, science and religion, dissemination of freethought, and applied philosophy. Separation of church and state is a Political and Legal Doctrine that Government and religious institutions are to be kept separate The relationship between religion and science has long held interest for scholars particularly in the Philosophy of science, the Philosophy of religion, and Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language Regular contributors include well-known scholars in the field of science and philosophy.
In 2006, the magazine's published a story about the four cartoons that originally appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which sparked violent worldwide Muslim protests. ˈjylænsˌ pʰʌsd̥n̩ ( English: The Morning Newspaper "The Jutland Post") commonly shortened to Jyllands-Posten or JP Kurtz, editor-in-chief of Free Inquiry said, "What is at stake is the precious right of freedom of expression". In 2006, Borders Group refused to carry the April-May issue of Free Inquiry in their Borders and Waldenbooks stores because of the cartoons. Borders Group ( is an international bookseller based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Waldenbooks (often called Waldens) operated by the Walden Book Company Inc The reason given by Borders for their decision was not sensitivity to religion but fear of violence. 
The story made national and international news and the implications of this self censorship was widely discussed by CBS News, the Washington Post  and the New York Times. CBS News is the news division of American Television and Radio network CBS. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D  The "blogosphere" widely condemned the decision of Borders to ban the magazine  and columnist Christopher Hitchens lamented the action in an article. Christopher Eric Hitchens (born April 13, 1949) is a British Author, Journalist, Literary critic and American  News of the affair spread as widely as The Times of India. The Times of India ( TOI) is a leading English-language Broadsheet Daily newspaper in India. 
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