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Here’s how to use religious freedom laws to fend off a gay discrimination suit

<i>This is the third in a four-part explainer about the past, present, and future of religious liberty laws.</i><p><i>1. The twisted history of how religious freedom laws confused everybody</i><p><i>2. How religious freedom laws were praised, then hated, then forgotten, then, finally, resurrected</i><p><i>3. Here’s how to use</i> …

Toxic Law: How Corporate Power And ‘Religious Freedom’ Threaten Democracy

Corporations from Apple and Angie’s List to Walmart and Wells Fargo exercised their power last week against laws that give aid and comfort to bigots. …

What the Polls Say on Indiana Pizza-Gate

The Indiana pizza place at the center of this week’s gay rights controversy might have more popular support than the RFRA’s critics expect.<p>How do …

American Way: The swift denunciation of the religious liberty law is nothing short of remarkable

Those who formerly preached the virtues of tolerance now, given the power to vanquish their enemies, no longer seem willing to tolerate dissenting opinions<p>Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) <b>sparked controversy this week, when an informal alliance of gay rights activists,</b> …

The Conservative Christian Movement That Tried To Make Religious Liberty About Homophobia

Over the past few weeks, the United States has been locked in a heated debate over whether religious business owners have the right to discriminate …