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“Should Muslims have religious freedom?” is now a serious question in the Republican primary

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Closing mosques in response to terrorism is exactly what far-right clerics want.
Ted Cruz, via DonkeyHotey / Flickr

“Should refugees have religious freedom?” is now a serious question in the Republican primary

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Bush, Cruz and Rubio all want religious tests for refugees, Establishment Clause be damned.
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Marco Rubio’s new director of faith outreach has some thoughts and feelings about gay people

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Win the primary to lose the general.
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Indiana Governor Pence testing the waters for raising “right to discriminate” bill from the dead

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The new bill would be a slightly watered down version of his last try. A zombie RFRA, if you will.
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Gay rights may come at the cost of religious freedom…if you redefine religious freedom

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Religious worries over religious liberty are really just Christian worries over their receding hegemony.
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Catholic school fires longtime teacher after parents find out she’s in a same-sex marriage

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The school has received public funding, likely voiding a religious exemption in the local anti-discrimination law.
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North Carolina pastor flies Christian flag above American flag, encourages others to do the same

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Flying any flag above the American flag is in violation of the Flag Code.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, via Michigan Municipal League / Flickr

Even Michigan Republicans think its state government is too anti-gay

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When majorities of Republican voters tell you to stop, it’s time to stop.
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Satanists and pot smokers testing the integrity of religious freedom laws

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All religious beliefs deserve equal protection, but some religions may be more equal than others.
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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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Mike Pence tries, and fails, to defend “straights only” law

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Pence refused to say if anti-LGBT discrimination is now legal in Indiana, and ruled out new LGBT protections.

South Dakota Republican: Bakeries should be able to turn away blacks

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And it’s all the name of “religious freedom.” How about a little freedom for the rest of us?
If critics of SB1062 were so off-base, then why was even Newt Gingrich against it?

No, Arizona’s SB 1062 was not “egregiously misrepresented” by critics

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A look at the attempt by some on the right to claim that Arizona’s bigoted law was simply “misunderstood.”
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