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Clive Crook: Misguided law sparks a dishonest debate

The back-and-forth over Indiana's supposedly anti-gay Religious Freedom Restoration Act has all the hallmarks of contemporary American politics. Rather than trying to narrow the areas of disagreement, widen them. Take for granted your opponent's bad faith. Get the courts involved. Above all, ground the dispute in axioms that rule out compromise. What does this law actually say? You could have read a surprising amount of commentary on the dispute and still not know. The much-discussed op-ed in The Washington Post by Apple boss Tim Cook deplores the law without bothering to go into detail. He says it lets "individuals cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service...

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