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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 April 12, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

Creationism

Education

Israel , End Times And John Hagee

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • #MadHatter Pat Robertson will never change his mind about gay marriage until someone proves that anal sex can lead to pregnancy
  • #TheLoonsA’Howlin’ Pat Robertson: Forbid soccer on Sundays and God will make your kids rich like Chick-fil-A
  • #Bry-Bry Puke-Puke Bryan Fischer: President Obama Animated By The Same ‘Spirit And Energy’ As The Antichrist

If Media’s The Message

Politics Nation

 

Religion Gone Bad, Gone Mad

Same Sex Issues

Same Sex Issues

  • #NoQuietDeath LGBT battle far from over as ‘religious freedom’ bills multiply across the US
  • #SoSpeakethTheRoach Tom DeLay: Christians Must Fight For The Right To Discriminate ‘With Every Ounce Of Our Being’
  • #BoycottHate Why the fix to Indiana’s RFRA bill doesn’t go far enough”
  • #ZutAlors! Did The Pentagon Gay-Bomb America?
  • #TheCure FRC Spokesman: Homosexuality A Result Of Sexual Abuse, Can Be ‘Overcome’

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandal

  • #PastorCorleone Iowa bishop issues oddly detailed death threat from pulpit — but he won’t reveal target
  • #HypocriticOathers ‘Family Values’ hypocrisy on show again: Former South Carolina GOP Director & Infamous Twitter Troll Arrested for Domestic Violence
  • #PriestlyHookups If only there was an online hookup site especially for gay priests: Sexual corruption in the Catholic Church.
  • #CommandmentBlaster ‘Pastor’ pleads guilty to 22 counts including kidnapping, forced human labor, violent crime
  • #ArmedCrazyChristianWalmart Crazy video shows armed Christian musicians brawling with police in fight that left one dead
  • #CactileScam Tucson Faith Christian resigns from oversight group amid questions

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

  • #WayPastAbsurd House, Senate committees pass bill to make Bible Tennessee’s official book.

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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 April 8, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • #MiscarriageAsCrime “Years of investment in rightwing think tanks in Indiana is bearing fruit. It is manifested in legislation that criminalizes abortion and allows religion to be used as an excuse for discrimination in stores, restaurants, and other commercial services.”
  • #HydeFromIgnorance ‘Reach’ of Anti-Choice Hyde Amendment May Get Wider
  • #AFingerInTheDike 235 Anti-Choice Bills Proposed in State Legislatures Since January
  • #HerosThe crusade against abortion is backing OB-GYNs into a corner and some are leaving the field to devote themselves to abortion
  • #VergingOnCriminal Tense Debate as Texas House Shifts HIV Funding to Abstinence
  • #StateByStateByState ‘Personhood’ Amendment Could Be Considered in Louisiana. Would outlaw abortion, IVF, and some birth control
  • #ThereOughtToBeALaw Anti-Choice Protesters ‘Terrorize’ Mississippi Community Targets include churches and a children’s hospital
  • #TarringTheirHeels North Carolina GOP Takes Two-Pronged Approach to Restricting Abortion Rights

Creationism

 

Education

Fifty Shades Of Hate

 

Fifty Shades Of Propaganda And Other Such Lying Hypocrisy

If Media’s The Message

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • #GrandOleChristocracy The fear of public disagreement with an Israeli government isn’t just the product of lobbying by groups that claim to represent American Jews. The theocrats’ takeover of the Republican Party is at least as significant.

Lies, Hypocrisy and Other such Propaganda

Politics Nation

  • #TheMeaningOfIs Liberty University now claims Sen. Ted Cruz’s candidacy announcement…wasn’t a candidacy announcement
  • #TheWorldAccordingToRand According to Paul, there is absolutely a place for religion in government, there just isn’t a place for government in religion.
  • #CarsonallyOutOfStep Ben Carson Says It’s ‘Vital’ to Support Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law
  • #SupportedItBeforeHeDidnt Jebya strongly supports Religious Freedom Restoration Act
  • #ThisTImeItsMarco Fun times watching GOP pols jockey for biggest supporter of Indiana blunder. Call it Dem schadenfreude
  • #FatherKnowsBest Why Ted Cruz Will Not Be A 2016 Contender, Rafael Cruz Edition
  • #AllAboutThatBase Rand: I Don’t Believe in ‘Gay Rights’
  • #ComeHellOrHighWater Katie bar the door, he was gonna do this. Pence and the Indiana Legislature were warned by 30 expert law professors
  • PanderMuch? Jebya: People Won’t Think Indiana’s Discrimination Law Discriminates
  • #Ouch “Mike Pence is out of his league as governor”
  • #NotAprilFools Rep. Molly White Files Bill Requiring Hymen Inspection
  • #LetTheChristianPrimariesBegin America’s Next Top Bigot: Why GOP’s Upcoming Primary Is an Anti-Gay Freak Show
  • #PanderMeOnce Jeb Bush not helping himself with Christian conservatives
  • #StillEarly Ted Cruz running second to Jeb Bush in new poll, Christian conservative still divided. Perry barely registers.
  • #CottonMouth Senator Says Critics Of Indiana Should Get ‘Perspective,’ Be Thankful State Doesn’t Execute Gays
  • #OrMakingACruzTellTruths Ted Cruz: Banning Anti-Gay Discrimination In Public Services Like Forcing A Rabbi To Eat Pork
  • #JebyasCred If You Liked the Handling of the Terri Schiavo Case, You’ll Love President Jeb Bush
  • #WhatABunch 2016 GOP HOPEFULS LINE UP TO DEFEND INDIANA’S DISCRIMINATORY ‘RELIGIOUS FREEDOM’ LAW
  • #HuckAChuck Huckajesus: Gay-Rights Movement ‘Won’t Stop Until There Are No Churches’. . .he means to say no RW hate-driven churches
  • #CruzAlert Cutting Through the Fog of Ted Cruz to Find His Deep Connections to the Christian Dominionist Right
  • #HuckALoogie Mike Huckabee Accuses Businesses Of Caving To ‘Militant Gay Community’

Religion Gone Bad, Gone Mad

Same Sex Issues

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandal

  • #RachelsSchadenfreude Actress Rachel Griffiths ‘elated’ at blaze that gutted church linked to child sex abuse. It was the home of priest Ronald Pickering, who was found to be a pedophile by the Catholic Church but was never brought to justice before his death.
  • #FamilyValuesPastor WI Lutheran Pastor Resigns After Sending Rape Threat To Local Blogger
  • #SayWhat? Anti-gay “pastor” charged with stealing $150K…blames gays. No, really.

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

Antidotes

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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 22, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

Creationism

Education

Fifty Shades Of Hate

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

If Media’s The Message

Israel, End Times And Hagee

Politics Nation

  • #SimplyFoaming RIck aka ‘Frothy’ Santorum, tells far-right crowd it’s up to them to get Bibles back in schools to save America
  • #USOfJesus David Lane Wants Religious Right ‘Army’ To Pick Next President
  • #AmericanAyatollah Meet David Lane: The Anti-Gay, Christian-Nation Extremist Of The RNC
  • #FabricateAllYouLikeFrothyYoullNeverGrabTheBigRing Rick Santorum: Obama ‘Intentionally’ Allowing Evil To ‘Prosper Around The World’
  • #ErpNoThanks From The Pulpit To The White House, Huckajesus Seeks To Become America’s Pastor In Chief
  • #FlimFlamScammery Right Winger Erick Erickson Rips Huckajesus For Pitching Products Like The “Diabetes Solution” That His Site Cashed In On
  • ItsllAboutThatBase The Jebster pandering away.
  • #JebstersFollies Not to forget Terri Schiavo on life support, as well as less well-known, and also unsuccessful, efforts to appoint a guardian for the fetus of a developmentally disabled rape victim and to prevent a 13-year-old girl from having an abortion
  • #AveACup Ted Cruz: The Tea Party’s Doomsday Prophet
  • #FrothyFoments Rick Santorum tells woman who thinks Obama almost nuked Charleston, SC that Obama is a dangerous tyrant
  • #HuckaSpew Obama has “a great sense of identity with/empathy for many of the other Middle Eastern nations.
  • #FoldingToTheCrazies The Jebster Implicitly Endorses GA Bill that Wud Legalize Discrimination Against Gays.

Religion Gone Bad, Gone Mad

Same Sex Issues

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandals And Scams

 

Science Or Not

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

  • #NoPaulRevereHe Mat Staver: “A collision of unprecedented magnitude” coming between gay rights and Christianity
  • #DoofusAlert FOX News’ Steve Doocy & Anti-Gay Christian Pastor Think “Have A Blessed Day” Air Force Greeting Is Awesome
  • #CrusaderMentality USAF commanders told to “send it up the chain of command” when they get a complaint from Military Religious Freedom Foundation’s Mikey Weinstein.

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Contributing Impressively to the GOP War On Women, Domestic Violence in Arkansas

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Republican Elephant

The great state of Arkansas. Most known politically perhaps for producing President Bill Clinton and Fvx Nation star and famed squirrel-hunter, Mike Huckabee.

Recently on MSNBC's NewsNation with Tamron Hall, it also became fully known for the depths of its domestic violence problem, did Arkansas.

Violence against women has been getting press for all the wrong reasons, both an uptick in incidence and a general defunding and denial of it as an epidemic by the Regressive Right. Civilian, military, southern and northern, all economic classes and ethnicities included. It's a nondiscriminatory epidemic.

We The People Equality

Even prior to the #YesAllWomen outcry, we had seen the media make efforts to report on both sexual and other violence against women, and girls, to spread awareness. It was heartening to see a politician tackle it head on, as Mike Ross has done in Arkansas.

A short time ago we saw the heroine Malala dedicate her birthday wish and the energies associated with acknowledging her own significance globally, to the Nigerian girls still kidnapped and ripped apart from their families. [Video below from Time Magazine.]

 

 

Now bring that awareness of Global Girlpower to Tamron's coverage of the inadequate attention to the plight of women and violence in the all too close to home great state of Arkansas.

Mike Ross' plan calls for boozing funding for the sort of shelter that Laura might have found sanctuary within, as opposed to being in the grave, one more victim of domestic violence in Arkansas that might have been saved were dangers better managed.

Deja Moo

Domestic violence is particularly difficult to reach. It certainly needs as much boosting in law enforcement and awareness in the state of Arkansas as can be raised to tackle it. Laura Aceves is one horribly tragic story.

There are daily cases across the country that parallel hers, a horrific modern reality that the GOP continually chooses to deny and defund.

The candidate for the Arkansas governor's mansion behind this plan, Mike Ross, is a Democrat who feels this is an under-discussed and under-funded issue, and not a partisan issue. He is running for office on a number of platforms, and this appears one of the strongest. Have a look, from MSNBC.

Arkansas has some of the worst domestic violence realities in the country. May this election cycle see some healing light and public funding come to helping the victims and treating the roots of this endemic problem.

Wife beaters maybe aren't just standard apparel in Arkansas? That term has always bothered me - but so does this story.

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