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Mike Pence admits that the First Amendment is fine all by itself

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In a reversal from his position on Sunday, Governor Pence called for a “fix” to his recently-passed RFRA.
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Rand Paul isn’t a libertarian: Marriage edition

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On Thursday, Rand Paul Etch-a-Sketched his views on government’s role in marriage…with little success.
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Indiana legalizes “straights only” economic discrimination

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Discrimination is bad business, but don’t tell that to Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
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Bangladeshi-American activist Avijit Roy murdered for blogging-while-atheist

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On Thursday night, atheist blogger and American citizen Avijit Roy was brutally hacked to death in the street while returning home from a book fair in Dkaha, Bangladesh. Roy’s ...
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Obama’s faith should be a non-issue. Here’s why it keeps coming up.

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On Saturday, Wisconsin Governor and soon-to-be presidential candidate Scott Walker added another item to the growing list of noncontroversial questions he refuses to answer. This time, ...
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God trolls Russell Wilson as Patriots win Super Bowl

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When I was in ninth grade, my JV baseball team played a scrimmage against Spotswood High, a much smaller school. Before the game started, Spotswood’s players circled up at third ...
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Are the Charlie Hebdo shooters “radical” or simply “Orthodox”?

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#NotJustMuslims is a more appropriate hashtag than #NotAllMuslims, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings.
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It’s time for a serious discussion about [insert latest case of religious violence here]

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This horrible attack had nothing to do with religion, even if the attackers vigorously & repeatedly claim it d
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The Mormon Church’s odd explanation for Joseph Smith’s polygamy

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The religion is organized around one guiding principle: Make more Mormons, by any means necessary.
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Islam didn’t kill Canadian Cpl. Nathan Cirillo — but it helped

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Is it just me, or does talking about religious violence feel an awful lot like talking about gun violence?
Human Rights groups, inexplicably, have not posted any royalty-free photos of Asia Bibi online (not even on the Wikipedia page devoted to her case). So you get a logo instead. #advocacy101

Pakistani Christian woman set to die after drinking “Muslim” water

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Some liberals are more concerned about offending Islam than the fact that a woman is about to die for “blasphemy.”
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On Islam, liberals actually agree on what’s important

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Deconstructing a recent discussion (yell-fest) on Bill Maher over whether American liberals coddle Islam.
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Red states give more to churches, not charities

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People in red states give a lot of money to “charities” that do not do a whole lot of charitable work.
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