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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 May 17, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Rights

  • #EveryWomansNightmare Wisconsin GOP Bill Would Give Inlaws Power to Stop a Daughter-In-Law’s Abortion
  • #ThosePeskyFacts Anti-Choice Groups Vow to Defy New Provisions of D.C. Law That Don’t Exist
  • #DoingItTheirWay Family Planning Cuts That The Texas Legislature Forced Through Are Having Dire Consequences And You Can Thank Today’s Religious Right
  • #BitByBit House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban
  • #FromLieToShiningLie From Alaska to Alabama, Investigation Shows False Testimony Formed Basis for Abortion Restrictions
  • #OhToBeAWomanInSD South Dakota Ranks Worst in the Nation on Reproductive Rights

Creationism

  • #Hamchuck Louisiana GOPer wants the government to help build Ken Ham’s insane creationist amusement park

Education

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • #SpeakingOfUpchuck Bry-Bry-The-Fish: ‘I Believe We Are Going To Have Violence’ If SCOTUS Legalizes Gay Marriage
  • #Stop.Now. Sandy Rios On Train Crash: Engineer’s Gayness A ‘Factor’

Fifty Shades Of Hypocrisy And Lying Propaganda

If Media’s The Message

  • #OxyBoy Rush Limbaugh panics over decline of Christianity in America — says ‘1 million gay activists’ are to blame

Israel, End Times And Hagee

  • #QUiveringWithGlee Billy The Graham’s daughter et al pledge that: Gay Marriage, Legal Abortion Will Lead To Apocalypse
  • #ApartheidBound Netanyahu makes it official: New gov’t does not have 2-state solution as its goal
  • #FlimflammerSkimscammer John Hagee Wants To Make Sure He’s Getting Your Money
  • #ForThoseWhoThinkWar Dueling Fundamentalisms: Christian and Islamic

Politics Nation

  • #Panderfest Jeb Bush to tout power of Christian faith at Liberty University
  • #JesusSezRobThePoor? Fox News host smacks down Ben Carson’s Bible-based flat tax
  • #LyingCrapWeasel Huckajesus’ Former Colleagues Turn On Him
  • #NeoconReligionist Jebya: Stronger ‘Christian voice’ needed in world
  • CourtingAndAPandering For Scott Walker’s first-ever trip to the Holy Land, he went to Larry Mizel, the go-to billionaire for GOP politicians traveling to Israel.
  • #FrothyDonsTheVest Rick Santorum blames Christianity’s decline on lack of anti-abortion zealots running for president
  • #ReligiousTest Scott Walker Is Having A Hard Time Proving He’s Pro-Life Enough For Evangelicals
  • #Cruz-ingKaKa Ted Cruz: Gay Marriage Is The Greatest Threat To Religious Freedom In American History
  • #LooseningHisBibleBelt Huckajesus sez LGBT equality “is not a political issue … It is a biblical issue”

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • #Base-icTruths Evangelicals Stay Strong as Christianity Crumbles in America

Same Sex Issues

Scandal

Theocracy Rising

  • #StraightFromTheAss’sMouth Jeb Bush Promises Christianity Will Govern His Office
  • #StuffMatters Franklin Graham To Save America With Right-Wing ‘Prayer Rallies’ In All 50 States Before 2016 Election
  • #CrazyChristiansRising “…evangelicals now constitute a clear majority (55%) of all US Protestants,” – Pew
  • #BostonsScrod Evangelizing Boston-”Church planting” uses public schools to reduce rent and retake secular Boston

Antidotes

  • Insurers Must Cover All Birth Control Methods
  • Reza Aslan: It’s not God’s fault if you use religion to justify hate — you’re just a bigot
  • Barack Obama: “Despite great caring & concern, fighting poverty . . often times view it as a ‘nice to have’ relative to an issue like abortion”

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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 May 10, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

Creationism

Education

Fifty Shades Of Cray-Cray

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • #WithDignity Muslims Defend Pam Geller’s Right to Hate
  • #Carefully Selected Garland, Texas—Scene of Pamela Geller’s ‘Event’ & Last Night’s Shootings—Is a Hotbed for Anti-Muslim Bigotry
  • #FutilityBeingTheOperativeWord PAMELA GELLER IN BROOKLYN: FREE SPEECH, HATE SPEECH, AND THE FUTILITY OF ARGUING WITH A BIGOT
  • #NousNeSommesPasPamelaGeller Texas shooting offers timely reminder of the difference between Charlie Hebdo & Pamela Geller.
  • #Dumb.Founded Fox News host dumbfounded when anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller compares herself to Rosa Parks
  • #PlayingToKill Christian developer behind ‘Kill the F*ggot’ game promises next release will be even more offensive
  • #ShandaBabe The jihad of Pamela Geller
  • #WhatsTheMatterWithThisPicture 7 Conservatives Who Surprisingly Have Refused To Stand Behind Pam Geller

Fifty Shades Of Lying Propaganda

If Media’s The Message

  • #SavagePuke Michael Savage: Terrorists have infiltrated the Obama administration, “playing for the other side”

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • #Hagee’sLostHisVoice? Ethiopian-Israelis (The same people John Hagee financed & brought over to people the settlements) Protest in Tel Aviv Over Police Treatment
  • #AlIslamophobia “Everything that Starts with ‘Al’ in The Middle East is Bad News” | Senator Graham’s Remarks at AIPAC Revealed
  • #MessianicFervor Israeli defense minister promises to kill more civilians and threatens to nuke Iran
  • #JebyaRising One of Jeb Bush’s top advisers on Israel: George W. Bush
  • #SheldonAdelsonPlusHobbyLobbyMakeRapture Birthright for evangelicals? Hobby Lobby family funds new Israel trips.

Politics Nation

Religion Gone Bad

  • #Creflo’sDollar Creflo Dollar Now Asking $114MM For Luxury Yacht
  • #JesusWails How the Religious Right Corrupts Christianity
  • #GiveHimTheWhip Black Megapastor Says Families Were ‘a Lot Stronger, a Lot More Unified and Made a Lot More Progress’ During Slavery

Same Sex Issues

  • #AllAboutTheGays Tony Perkins: Baltimore unrest might be godly punishment for declaring ‘moral rights to that which is morally wrong’
  • #TheTropesComeOut TEXAS PASTORS COMPARE GAY MARRIAGE TO BESTIALITY, PEDOPHILIA AT SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING: VIDEO
  • #ScienceReigns New Research Further Debunks Regnerus Study On Gay Parenting

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandal

  • #RebbesGotABrandNewBag Authorities raid ‘cult’ women’s seminary in Jerusalem, arrest rabbi in charge
  • #GohmertsPile Once the US is at war we will all realize Louie Gohmert was right and elect him Speaker, says Louie Gohmert
  • #GreatestConOnEarth Get rich quick! How to crowdfund your intolerance in 3 easy steps
  • #ThouShaltNotPorn Arkansas pastor’s wife turns him in after finding ‘tens of thousands’ of child porn files
  • #BackwardsDay Faith healer sues atheist video blogger for using science to expose him on YouTube as a ‘swindler’
  • #GayWishComeTrue Pastor told gay ‘paramours’ he wished God would kill his wife months before she was found murdered

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

  • #ConstitutionalBreech The National Day Of Prayer, which is May 7 this year, is a sectarian event with roots in fundamentalist Christianity

Antidotes

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OK to put Uzi in child's hands, but not OK to comfort kids with hugs

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What possible reason could any parent have to encourage their child to use an Uzi? Despite how "mature" the 9-year-old who accidentally fatally shot her range instructor seemed to everyone involved, IMHO there is no justification for allowing her to shoot a sub-machine gun. I can hardly write about this, I am that outraged, angry, and stunned.

Instead, here are today's Los Angeles Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter:

What an outrageous display of irresponsibility at this Arizona gun range. ( “Uzi accident is fatal,” Aug. 27)

I am not only talking about the girl’s parents or the gun instructor.

More to the point, it is the senselessness of voters in this country who insist that legally possessing a gun designed solely to rapidly kill multiple people represents 2nd Amendment freedom.

Ron Landesman, Los Angeles

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Smoke was coming out of my ears while I read this article. In what universe does a sane, reasonably intelligent person show a 9-year old how to fire an Uzi?

Lord knows I’m no firearms expert, but even I know the recoil could be substantial if the shooter weighs about 60 pounds, the average weight of a 9-year old girl.

Benjamin Franklin famously answered a question about the new nation, calling it “a republic — if you can keep it.”

Has our country’s passion for guns overtaken our capacity to reason? And does that passion threaten our liberty? I think the Founding Fathers would be spinning in their graves if they saw how the extraordinary republic they created interprets the “right to bear arms” amendment today.

Danielle Karson, Pasadena

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Kids cope by internalizing responsibility for terrible things that happen — even if it’s not their fault — in situations far less dramatic than this.

So I have one question: How will these children (and God only knows how many more) — who, at their ages, are cognizant enough to understand what happened — cope with the tremendous guilt for the rest of their lives?

David Fritz, Reseda

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The tragic death of the gun instructor is puzzling on so many levels. First, why was he teaching a 9-year-old to fire an Uzi? And why were this child’s parents bringing her to a range to learn to shoot an Uzi?

We all know Arizona , like many other states, has issues with crime, illegal immigration and drug smuggling, but has it really come to arming children with Uzis? I sure hope not.

Marty Foster, Ventura

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My thoughts are with the 9-year-old girl, her family and the family of the deceased. Having said this, among the questions I have are:

When are we Americans going to learn to divorce ourselves from this love affair we seem to have with guns?

How much more tragedy must we endure at the hands of guns?

Hugo Pastore, Torrance

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When is it ever necessary in the U.S. for anyone under the age of 10 to use an Uzi? What is wrong with us as citizens? We should be howling in outrage.

Please, can we finally legislate control of automatic weapons? There is no need for them in daily life.

This was an avoidable tragedy on so many levels.

Susan Van Buren, Newbury Park

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The mind boggles. Most parents would not allow their 9-year-old to cross the street by themselves, not to mention handling dangerous machinery.

What earthly reason is there for putting a fatal assault weapon in the hands of a child?

Is this how far the reach of the NRA goes?

Nancy Lazerson, Encinitas

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If I have the facts right from your news article and your Op-Ed piece, then we are allowed to put an Uzi into the hands of a 9-year-old girl, but we are prohibited from hugging her when she realizes that she has taken a human life. (“Too litigious for hugs,” Opinion, Aug. 27) 

Wayland Marie, Riverside

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Josè Díaz-Balart Meets With President Obama and Reports to All In

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You can almost hear Morgan Freeman, the voice of God, intoning over the National Guard that Governor Good Hair Perry saw fit to deploy on women and children, "This is NOT what Jesus Would Do, Governor Perry!!"

With a few lightning bolts and a suitable coda of thunder to punctuate.

Chris Hayes really went All In Friday evening, when he got the early scoop on colleague Josè Díaz-Balart's enviable interview with President Obama on the day of his historic meetings with Central American rulers on the other end of the humanitarian crisis on the borders.

Díaz-Balart went there, thoroughly, about the complicity of the United States' recreational drug habit in the traffic, and the trafficking, that lie at the heart of this current disaster. He is not wrong, in saying that every line of cocaine done in the U.S. impacts cultures in Central and Southern America.

His MSNBC morning program will offer more interview footage next week. Here is the first look.

Then the promised footage with Chris Hayes in the evening lineup.

Prior to that, Hayes had done a powerful segment on the actual face of the ongoing deportations, with some fascinating facts on the Obama administration's quieter policies.

Do you suppose we could trade the Statue of Liberty back to France for a working guillotine? It would take care of immigration reform and the death penalty glitches in one fell swoop.

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For contrast, perennially thirsty Senator Marco Rubio and Pundette Megyn Kelly are cozying up at Fox Noise, hyping their unique, peculiar brand of 'immigration reform assassination' that works so well over at Fvx Nation.

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