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How Ben Smith Turned BuzzFeed Into a Hate Site

Just before Christmas Eve weekend in December of 2013, a young New York-based communications director fired off a tweet before stepping on a plane to Africa. The tweet was a joke about hoping she didn’t contact AIDS while visiting the

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Sally Kohn’s Small Business Refuses to Serve Everyone

CNN’s Sally Kohn runs a small private for-profit business. Indiana Bob runs a small private for-profit business. Sally offers a product to the public as a speaker. Her product is inspirational speeches that conform to her worldview. Bob offers a

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NASCAR Disappointed with Indiana’s Religious Liberty Law

NASCAR announced it “will continue to welcome all competitors and fans” at its racing events in Indiana and other states. It’s responding to widespread criticism over the state’s religious liberty law.

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Media Fail: Arkansas Passes Religious Liberty Bill

A religious liberty bill similar to the one causing a phony uproar in Indiana this week was just passed by Arkansas lawmakers Tuesday and serves as yet another sign of the left-wing mainstream media’s waning power to intimidate and bully.

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Arkansas Follows Indiana, Approves Religious Liberty Bill

Despite the criticism surrounding Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s religious liberty law, lawmakers in Arkansas just passed a similar bill. On the other hand, lawmakers in both North Carolina and Georgia are on the defensive about their own pending religious liberty legislation.

The Post reported that a similar measure in North Carolina would “make no sense,” according to Gov. Pat McCrory who made the statement during a radio interview and added he would not sign any such legislation.

President Bill Clinton signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act on the White House's South Lawn in 1993 to prevent laws from burdening a person's religious beliefs without a compelling justification.

Flashback: Bill Clinton on Religious Freedom, ‘The Most Precious of All American Liberties’

“The free exercise of religion has been called the first freedom – that which originally sparked the full range of the Bill of Rights,” President Bill Clinton said in 1993, as he signed the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The federal law mirrors Indiana’s controversial religious liberty law that is under fire from Democrats and the mainstream media.

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Religious Freedom Requires War With Bullying, Ignorant Media

A Muslim caterer refuses to cater a pork festival. A Jewish caterer refuses to cater a cheeseburger eating contest. Believing it contradicts the teachings of Jesus, a gay Christian (think Andrew Sullivan) who runs a public relations firm refuses to