Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by Author @KCBoyd3

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K. C. Boyd, is the author of Being Christian - A Novel,: A black comedy guaranteed to take you on a wild and frightening ride deep into the dark side of the religious right. It is available on Amazon in multiple formats.

She is the go-to blogger for religion, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state.  You can read her earlier posts on The Political Carnival here and more about who she is on her own website here

The Weekly Upchuck March 15, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

Education

Fifty Shades of Hate

Fifty Shades Of Lying Propaganda

  • #Word-Smith-ingJoe: The Mormon Church’s Gay Rights Charade – Provisional support of certain LGBT legal protections—with conditions.

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

If Media’s The Message

  • #SpoilerAlert: America is NOT a Christian nation.
  • #PutzyPornoPete: LaBarbera: GOP Will Fall If It Stops Talking About Gay Kisses On TV
  • #Who’sPunishingWho: Staver: Boycott Sports Teams That Support Marriage Equality
  • #WhatsHeThinking? Mega-disappointing that James Franco plays the role of an ‘ex-gay’ pastor.
  • #CurrentPukerFormer NFLer:Fox Sports Analyst Craig James Says Satan Is Behind Movement for LGBT Equality
  • #DrHydeIPresume? Op-ed In the New Jersey Star Ledger: Tom Cotton ‘is a Neocon monstrosity out of central casting’
  • #AbusingMLK: Alveda King, The Fox News Contributor Who Blames Natural Disasters On Gay Marriage

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • #CanYouSaySelf-FulfillingProphecy? Evangelicals & ISIS Feel Fine About the End of the World
  • #LovingJews ToDeath: We may well see the ‘End of Days’ but sadly, it will be by man’s nuclear
  • #Bringin’ItOn: GOP Senator Dismisses Diplomacy With Iran Over Nuclear Program, Suggests War Instead Of Diplomacy
  • #TreasonAnyone? Republican Senators Write To Leaders Of Iran, Attempt To Sabotage Nuclear Deal
  • #Bringin’ItOn#II: Foreign Minister of Israel: Behead Arabs who aren’t loyal to Israel
  • #TheStateOfOurUnionIsTenous: Tom Cotton Doesn’t Give A Sh** About Iran Talks Protocol. But A Lot Of Others Do.
  • #FollowTheMoney: “2014: Tom Cotton gets $1M from Kristol’s neocon Emergency Cmtee for Israel; repays debt with Iran letter”
  • #WherePoliticsMoney&EndTimesMeet: Senator who spearheaded letter to Iran got $1 million from Kristol’s ‘Emergency C’tee for Israel’
  • #SonOfJohnSpews: Matthew Hagee: Gay Marriage ‘Is Taking Away The Ability Of … Society To Survive’
  • #AndFatherErupts: John Hagee: Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress Was God’s Warning To America To Stand With Israel Or Face Judgment
  • #Meh? Sheldon Adelson “So Israel won’t be a democratic state. So what?”
  • #Who’sAfraidOfWWIII?Sen. Graham on Defeating ISIS: ‘This is a Religious War and We Have to Take Sides
  • #PeeYouStinky: Hagee sticks his apocalyptic nose in US foreign policy yet again.

Politics Nation

  • #ThatDuhMoment: Huckajesus Asked To Provide Example Of Negative Impact Of Marriage Equality, Draws A Blank
  • #JesusJebThatWasQuick: Jeb jumps aboard the pandering train. So much for bucking the crazies.
  • #LooksSexuallyRepressedToMe: Lindsey Graham doing Netanyahu, Israel and Adelson’s bidding: “I Fear Iran More Than ISIS
  • #ExcuuuuseHim: Whining Rand Paul Says Gay Marriage ‘Offends’ Him.
  • #WalkeringTHeWalk: LOOKING FOR WALKER TO “DO NOTHING” (BUT CARRY A BIG RELIGIOUS STICK) IN 2016 ELECTION
  • #CruzingToInfamy: Ted Cruz Touts Anti-Gay Bona Fides To Extremist Group
  • #InTheValleyOfJordan(Sekulow): Team Jeb Bush’s Liaison to the Religious Right Is Islamophobic, Opposed to Marriage Equality and Vigorously Anti-Abortion
  • #AllAboutThatBase: Jeb’s all about that base,’Bout that base no trouble.
  • #RickysEarWhisperer: Rick Perry: God’s Candidate For President

Religion Gone Bad

Same Sex Issues

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandal

Science – Or Not

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

Antidotes

 

 

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The Book Booth: Pi Day Edition

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Image: City Moms Blog

The Book Booth is a weekly feature at The Political Carnival, relating news, notes, and reflections from the world of books and publishing. @SeattleDan, along with his wife, SeattleTammy, are operators of both an on-line bookstore here, as well as a brick and mortar storefront mini-store in Hoquiam, WA at 706 Simpson Ave (Route 101 South). Both have been in the book business since shortly after the Creation, or close to 6000 years now.

The Book Booth: Pi Day Edition

Yes, it is the day all math nerds look forward to, International Pi Day! Enjoy a good apple pie, and take glory in its irrationality. May pi go on forever, and ever and ever.

We start off with the wild world of literary rumors. There are tons of them, of course, and the more eccentric the writer, the wilder the rumor. Flavorwire recently looked at eight such rumors. You might have a few of your own to add.
Literary Rumors

Some writers are born and some become that way. James Joyce was probably born to write, though he began a course in medicine while he lived in Paris as a young man. It seems that Gabriel Garcia Marquez's initial dream, like that of Anthony Burgess, was to be a musician. But somehow writing got in the way. h/t to Lucian for finding this story.
Accidental Writers

Another case of coming to writing late is the novelist Paul Beatty, who's latest novel is The Sellout. (His earlier novel, White Boy Shuffle, is a great read. Go find a copy.) Here he talks about becoming a writer and his work with Colin Dickerman, over at Work in Progress.
Paul Beatty on becoming a writer

Perhaps coming to the writing trade later in life isn't such a bad thing. Or at least, so contends British novelist, Joanna Trollope. With age comes maturity to put things, those very things you want to say, into perspective. So there is hope for us geezers, after all.
Coming to Writing Late in the Game

Of course the older one gets, the more stories one has to tell. But how to get it out to the public? David Wilson, a co-founder of that fine charity War Child, would like to get his story published. Check out a chapter of his work here and if you've got a few bucks to send his way, please do. I mean he has the recommendations of Sir Tom Stoppard and Brian Eno! h/t to my Second Life friend, Pavl.
Help Davis Wilson (co-founder of War Child) Tell His Story

It seems that Maurice Sendak was one of those who found his calling early. Although I am too old to have been able to enjoy his work as a child, I derived great pleasure in sharing his work with my kid and other children throughout the years. MentalFloss revealed a number of things about the illustrator that you may not know about here.
Maurice Sendak

I talked about Kazuo Ishiguro, author of The Remains of the Day, and his decade long hiatus from publishing last week. He has hit the interview trail, and you may enjoy this fairly short ( eight minutes) video of him discussing his new work, The Buried Giant, at the BBC. Thanks again to Lucian for sending along the link.
Kazuo Ishiguro Interview

From the Department of the Weird comes this week some books you may just want to pass on as the covers pretty much tell the story. These were collected by Tiffany Willis, founder of the Liberal America blog, who is an "unabashed" member of the Christian Left.
Religious Book Covers That Leave Nothing to the Imagination

From the ridiculous to the sublime, here is a sweet photo essay of some of the most beautiful bookstores from around the world. One of these days, in my old age, I'll visit or re-visit them.
Beautiful Bookstores

Finally, I note the passing of the author of the Discword series, Sir Terry Pratchett. He was a fine, often brilliant, writer with a huge imagination. He will be missed.
Goodbye Terry Pratchett

Enjoy your Pi day and then enjoy St. Patricks Day next week. But in the meantime, let us know what books you want to rave about. A great weekend to you all.

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Lauren Mayer: 'Ballad Of John Boehner'

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Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.
Note: Check out Lauren's CDs, including her latest, "If My Uterus Were A Gun (And Other Musical Rants From The News)" - available at "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laurenmayer8" as well as on iTunes and Amazon. Her website is laurenmayer.com. She's on Twitter at @laurenscomedy
Lauren's podcasts are on IndieMediaWeekly.

From YouTube:

This week's song was inspired by The Smothers Brothers' version of John Henry (worth looking up), which wasn't political but was very funny, and their liberal, hip sense was why their show only stayed on the air one year but should still be on!

Last week (failing at the DHS shutdown threat, weird kissy faces to the press) proved he is the type of tragic figure who inspires epic ballads

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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by Author @KCBoyd3

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K. C. Boyd, is the author of Being Christian - A Novel,: A black comedy guaranteed to take you on a wild and frightening ride deep into the dark side of the religious right. It is available on Amazon in multiple formats.

She is the go-to blogger for religion, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state.  You can read her earlier posts on The Political Carnival here and more about who she is on her own website here

The Weekly Upchuck March 8, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Women

Creationism

  • #EggOnHamsFace: Scientists unearth jawbone of one of the very first humans. Sorry, creationists, it’s way more than 10k years old
  • #HamInMyUpchuck: Ken Ham says the government violated his “freedom” to receive taxpayer subsidies for religious evangelism
  • Mr.Stupid Steps Out.
  • #TheStupidsStepOut: Creationist rejects discovery of 2.8 million-year-old jawbone: Were scientists there?

Education

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • #SheReallySaidThis: Radio host: Black lawmakers should be ‘hanging from a noose’ for boycotting Netanyahu’s speech
  • #Frank-ly’sDrippingWithHate: Franklin Graham: Muslims Who ‘Hate Israel And Hate Christians’ Run The White House
  • #BirtherBrigade: A recent University of California poll found that 54 percent of Republicans think Obama is Muslim.
  • #OK.Whatever: Right-Wing Activist who Thinks Monster Energy Drinks are Satanic Interrupts Oklahoma Muslim Event
  • #KeepingItClassy: Good Christian Man Pays $200 For Ballot Initiative Requiring Gays Be Shot In Head
  • #ThinMintRampage: Girl Scouts Turn Girls Into Lesbians
  • #BecauseJesus: Pat Robertson Urges Parents Not To Attend Their Gay Child’s Wedding
  • #HypocrisyRising: Matt Barber says you’re a “modern-day Nazi” if you back reproductive choice. Does that include the state of Israel?
  • #ChrisitanISISMuch? Angry conservative wishes beheading on Oregon city official who opposes ‘In God We Trust’ display
  • #DidntKnowHeWasStillAlive: Hate preacher Louis Farrakhan Blames 9/11 Attacks on ‘Zionist Jews’

Fifty Shades Of Hypocrisy And Lying Propaganda

  • #It’sHerPartyAndShe’llCryIfSheWantsTo: Dana Loesch leads religion pity party at CPAC: ‘It’s time to make Christians a protected class’
  • #FamilyValuesLivinLarge: 5-time-married TX lawmaker scrawls complaint against judge who allowed same-sex marriage
  • #ChristianZionistHypocrisy: Israel’s abortion law now among world’s most liberal
  • #TheRightsGoToPhonyTerrorist: Theodore Shoebat Says ISIS Is A Gay Cult And ‘Fags’ Want To Molest Children
  • #FauxNewsSpews: Fox News Pundit: Muslim Holidays Discriminate Against Christians
  • #AnotherGaffe: Frank Gaffney: Was Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Emailing Muslim Brotherhood Spies?

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

If Media Is The Message

  • #Sigh.Yawn: Bill O’Reilly’s Call for Holy War Just Articulates What the Right Has Been Doing All Along
  • #AndTheyPrintedIt: USA Today Columnist Cal Thomas: Gay Marriage Is A Sign of the ‘End Times’
  • Israel, End Times Politics And John Hagee
  • #LovinZion: More white evangelicals than American Jews say God gave Israel to the Jewish people
  • APAC Of Lies: AIPAC‘s instructing its lobbyists to tell lawmakers war w/ Iran is preferable to status quo
  • #WorksForNewoCons,MessianicsAndEndTimers: There is only one alternative: continued sanctions, renewed enrichment and in the end military conflict.
  • #BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Israel’s prime minister is in Washington to build American support, bolster his re-election campaign, and (clandestinely) push for war on Iran.”
  • #StayOutOfOurForeignPolicy: Almost a quarter of House Dems will boycott Netanyahu congressional address
  • #TheWholeFamDamily: End Times Prophet attends Netanyahu congressional speech
  • #UmNo:NationalReview States That Netanyahu, Not Obama, Speaks for Us
  • #HeightOfIrony: Fundamentalist/extremist John Hagee calling for a united religious front against extremism.
  • #AndThisIsTheTruth: We don’t need Jesus & his band of Dominionists. Humankind is well on the way to destroying the world all on its own.

Politics Nation

  • #CarsonallyDisabled: Ben Carson: Religion is needed to interpret science because ‘maybe it’s just propaganda’
  • #AndSoWeAllLose: Anti-science becomes purely ideological for Republicans
  • #DarkHorseCourtingBacker: Washington’s first official 2016 fundraiser, starring Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Adelson
  • #ExcuseMe? Prison Sex Proves Homosexuality Is A ‘Choice’: Ben Carson Continues His Tradition Of Making Absurd Anti-Gay Statements
  • #SheldonGoesShopping: Rand Paul meets with Sheldon Adelson
  • #ButIsShellyDissingRand? Sheldon Adelson Declares War on Rand Paul
  • #HeStoopsToPander: Ben Carson is Running From His Gay Prison Sex Statements
  • #HuckajesusSpews: Obama Has An ‘Innate Desire To See America A Weaker Country’
  • #OrNot: Why Ben Carson‘s comments about prison turning people will gay will help his presidential bid

Religion Gone Bad

Same Sex Issues

  • #OrNotPhyll: Founding Mother Of The Conservative Movement and Mother Of Gay Son: LGBT Rights Not Inevitable
  • #VaccinateHisMouth: David Barton: The Bible Says There Will Never Be A Vaccine For HIV Because AIDS Is The Penalty For Homosexuality
  • #NextUp:Gomorrah? California lawyer files papers for ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’ to save state from ‘God’s just wrath’
  • #HatingInJesus’Name: Franklin Graham and evangelicals freak out over proposals barring LGBT discrimination in Charlotte

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandal

Supremes And Lower Courts

Antidotes

 

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