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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 July 19, 2015

Abortion, Contraceptions And Other Women’s Issues

  • #HowTheyRoll The 5 Most Absurd Arguments Made Against Women’s Choice At The Right To Life Convention
  • #ThisIsF—ked Right-wing Christian ‘expert’ on feminism insists that submitting to marital rape makes Jesus happy
  • #DontBeFooled Walker’s strategy of pretending to be moderate on reproductive rights could trick some voters.”
  • #BigTentBegone GOP Presidential Hopefuls Compete Over Anti-Choice Credentials
  • #BamaWarriors Advocates Fight to Keep Tuscaloosa Abortion Clinic Open
  • #MedicalFlunkee Anti-Abortion Doctor Has Unscientific Method For Reversing The Abortion Pill
  • #AfterTheDeluge ‘Hobby Lobby’ Is About Blocking Contraception Access, Not Religious Liberty
  • #PoliticsOfDeception Profiting From Fetal Body Parts? The GOP Sure Is
  • #LeaveEmInFlames What the Planned Parenthood hoax really proves: Right-wing extremists have no qualms about destroying peoples’ lives
  • #SoCalledModerate Ohio Attorney General, On A Mission To Shutter All Abortion Clinics, to Investigate Planned Parenthood After Doctored Anti-Choice Video
  • #LiesTheyTell The doctored video “exposing” Planned Parenthood was released on Tuesday and now the entire story is falling apart
  • #TakinEmDownAnyWayHeCan Co-Founder Behind Planned Parenthood Video Has Close Ties to Abortion Clinic Violence
  • #SanityRules Warren Buffett Gives Enormous Sums in Support of Women’s Rights – Christian Conservatives Furious
  • #DeceptiveIllusions Planned Parenthood Isn’t Doing Anything Wrong—But That May Not Matter – Logic and reason simply can’t compete with #PPSellsBodyParts.

Education

  • #PukeyDumbDown Tony Perkins urges Christians to pull their kids out of public schools in the wake of SCOTUS gay marriage ruling
  • #MooreKaKa Alabama’s Supreme Court Justice, Roy Moore’s advice to parents: Pull kids out of schools that teach, “They evolved from monkeys”
  • #ThanksToYourTaxes Conservative America’s Favorite Christian University Is Thriving — Because Of Progressive Policies
  • #BarelyLiterate How Christian Fundamentalist Homeschooling Hurts Kids
  • #DoesntPassTheTasteTest GI Bill pays for unaccredited sex, Bible and massage schools
  • #WhenStupidsInChargeMiss. school district claims it keeps violating the First Amendment because it just doesn’t understand the law
  • #EtcEtcEtc Creationists Take Down Another Top Professor

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • #OneAndTheSame KKK Applauds the SC Church Killings, Saying the Bible Commanded It – We Need “10,000 more men like [Dylann Roof]”
  • #DoNoHarm? Ben Carson listed as speaker at conference organized by pastor who thinks gay people should be killed

Fifty Shades Of Lying Propaganda

  • #WontBeFooledAgain 3 Deceptive Edits In The Video Claiming Planned Parenthood Is “Selling Aborted Baby Parts”
  • #FromTheWarmongersWhoBroughtYouIraq Obama’s Iran Nuclear Concession Is Worse Than Chamberlain’s Munich Sellout
  • #SwiftboatingWomen Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Sell Fetuses: The Real Story Behind That Shady Think Progress Video​

If Media’s The Message

  • #RenderUntoJeffress Fox pastor: ‘Render unto Caesar’ means ‘the real Jesus’ wants churches to rat on hungry immigrants
  • #EgadsTheGirlsArentGettingPreggers Fox and Co. Go Psycho Over Clinics That Give Teens Birth Control
  • #SavagelyStupid Michael Savage: Liberals Using LGBT Rights To ‘Eliminate Males’
  • #EverSoChristian Fox Pastor – “Jesus Wants Churches to Turn Over Undocumented Immigrants, Not Feed or Shelter Them”
  • #CrossedARedLine American Family Association Spokesman Bryan Fischer Tweets Link to White Supremacist Site
  • #BarefootPregnantDumbedDown Fox News goes nuts over clinics that give teens free birth control
  • #Boom! TLC officially cancels ’19 Kids and Counting’ after Josh Duggar admits to molesting girls as a teen
  • #ShouldaBeenASlamDunk Canceling Duggars: Too Little, Too Late?
  • #FogAlert Watch A Climate Scientist Explain The Reality Of Global Warming To PatRobertson’s 700 Club

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • #EndTImesLobby 1st there was the NRA, then there was AIPAC. Now, John Hagee’s newest lobbing group, headed by Gary Bauer, to bring political muscle to the pro-Israel cause
  • #KeepinEmScared No, Mr. Netanyahu, Iran Isn’t Trying to Take Over the World & It Isn’t ISIL
  • #RememberingGW After Iran deal, the Gog and Magog war between Obama and Netanyahu begins
  • #BestInPropaganda Conservative Critics of the Iran Deal Get Ready for Another Iraq War Deception Strategy
  • #TwoStatesMyBippy Israel aims to build settlement despite Supreme Court order
  • #GayAvek Democrats see Jewish voters remaining loyal despite GOP efforts to court them after Iran pact
  • #TheFinalWar Joel Rosenberg, Messianic Jew and good friend of the Netanyahu Govt. tweets that we must “prepare for possibility Israel could team up with Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, Egypt & Jordan to attack Iran.”
  • #OyVey AIPAC has launched a new advisory group, Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran, whose advisory board includes five former Democratic members of Congress: Sens. Evan Bayh (Ind.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Mary Landrieu (La.) and Joseph Lieberman (Conn.) will spend approximately $20 million on advocating against the Iran Deal, including advertising in 30 to 40 states.
  • #PotKettle Frothy, quite the theocrat himself, and who is “not for a two-state solution” says of Iranians. “They are radical theocrats. We cannot contain them.”
  • #ElfinPolitics Gary Bauer of the CUFI Action Fund: “We’re going to go all out, as challenging as it will be, to get the 67 votes that we will need in the United States Senate” to nix the deal”
  • #ChristerScrewLoose Pastor Jim Bakker blames Obama’s Iran deal for California’s drought and the Second Coming of Christ
  • #Meshuggina AIPAC to fight White House head to head in Congress over Iran deal
  • #CourtingEndTimes Presidential candidates make their pitch to Christian Zionists

 

Heard At CUFI Conference

  • #Theocrat Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) “We need leaders on their knees before God.”
  • #Theocrat Trent Frank (R-AZ) ” If there had never been an Israel, there would probably never have been an America.”
  • #BigFatTheocrat Mike Huckabee: “John Kerry should get up on his crutches, he ought to walk out of that room, go straight to Jerusalem, hug Benjamin Netanyahu and say, ‘We are going to stand with our real friend,”

Military

  • #BlazingMikey ‘We’ll Go to War Over That!’: Mikey Weinstein Calls for Firing of Vocal Anti-Gay Marriage Chaplains- Faces Off With Christian Leader

Politics Nation

  • #AintGonnaHappen Frothy Calls For A Constitutional Amendment To Ban Same-Sex Marriage
  • #OrallyChallenged Frothy Calls Gay Marriage And Abortion A Spreading ‘Cancer’
  • #HeAndTenOthers Scott Walker Says His Presidential Bid Is ‘God’s Plan’
  • #GoAheadAndSuffer Mike Huckabee says Christians must be “willing to suffer” for disobeying the “unjust” SCOTUS gay marriage ruling
  • #SpotCome As Frothy considers love affair w/his dog, He Says He’s Always Been Right About ‘Man on Dog’ Warning
  • #CallTheirBluff Republicans want to use nuclear deal in campaign against Hillary & the Dems but they might overplay their hand.
  • #FrothySpew Rick Santorum: If we try to “take down the Confederate flag, let’s take down Planned Parenthood”
  • #MindNumbing Walker Implies That Gays Are Pedophiles
  • #FrothySeeAbove Santorum – Don’t Vote for Walker, His Wife Supports Gays

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • #ErrantBible Captive Virgins, Polygamy, Sex Slaves: What Marriage Would Look Like if We Actually Followed the Bible
  • #BartonBarf David Barton: God Opposes Retirement Because It ‘Is A Pagan Concept’
  • #StirringTheFearPot Religious Right will mark 9/11 anniversary by accusing gays & women of inviting God’s judgment
  • #UglyMan Scott Walker’s Offensive Claim About Gay Men And Children
  • #LikeTheEverReadyBunny Stone homos” pastor warns of contracting the “sodomite demon” at restaurants, on dates
  • #SonOfAPreacherMan 5 faith facts about Scott Walker
  • #FatLadyAIntSung We’re likely to see an uptick in the use of religion to justify illegal LGBT discrimination after EEOC decision

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

  • #BrownbacksTheMatterWithKansas Brownback’s office: Religious freedom order doesn’t apply to local government
  • #NotTheOnion Governor Abbot is sending the Texas State Guard to make sure that the USA doesn’t take over Texas.
  • #MehScience Ted Cruz Is Really Excited About Pluto. So Why Does He Want to Cripple NASA?
  • #SayWhat? Breaking: Republican US Senators Kill LGBT Students’ Anti-Bullying Bill
  • #MehWomen House GOP Pulls Breast Cancer Bill Over Unfounded #Abortion Concerns
  • #BooOnTucky KENTUCKY’S ANTI-LGBT COUNTY CLERKS GETTING AN ASSIST FROM STATE POLITICIANS
  • #UnitedStatesOfTheocracy Republicans In Congress Push A Federal Evangelical License To Discriminate Law

Scandal

  • #UnAppealing ‘Healing touch’ faith healer who asked clients to be naked loses appeal
  • #HowToSayArsonGateInHebrew? Three Jewish Terrorist Suspects in Israeli Church-Burning Identified – - and Hushed Up
  • #AnointedOne Largely unrepentant ex-Mars Hill’s Mark Driscoll is back in numerous pulpits
  • #SexPest Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s Aide Detained By Police In Hunt For Missing For Missing Hasidic Leader
  • #19AndCropping Josh Duggar missing from family’s Facebook photo — ‘family values’ fans are furious
  • #BecauseJesus Florida church sends $1,000 collection notice to single mother because she didn’t tithe
  • #ReligiousQuackeryAbounds Autism: how unorthodox treatments by quacks like Jim Humble can exploit the vulnerable
  • #WorseThanCosby Evangelical pastor arrested for sex abuse after being found with 13-year-old girl in backseat of a car
  • #TakeEmDown Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting Video May Have Tricked IRS, Donors

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • #MoorePuke Roy Moore To RW Extremists: LGBTQs Need ‘God, Not Government’
  • #SoDuh Court To Liberty University: Your Liability Insurance Doesn’t Cover Kidnapping Children From Their Gay Parents
  • #TheCompanyHeKeeps Justice Roy Moore accepts award from radical anti-choice group that blamed 9/11 on legal abortion
  • #NaNaNiBooBoo GOP Texas Judge Will Only Marry Same-Sex Couples If They Sign A Form Saying He’d Rather Not
  • #STFU Anti-LGBT Kentucky clerk insists he is ‘being violated’ by governor’s order to follow law he swore to uphold
  • #HeHathIssues ‘Homosexual behavior leads to death’: Ford engineer sues for religious right to harass gay co-workers
  • #MooreIsLess Ala. Supreme Court Justice — Satan Made U.S. Supreme Court Rule in Favor of Marriage
  • #KYRarelyDisapoints First round of legal challenges to the SCOTUS marriage equality ruling happened in Kentucky Monday.
  • #SayethTheFelon Tom DeLay urges Congress to punish entire federal court system for SCOTUS gay marriage decision
  • #HamheadHurl Ken Ham Advances Lawsuit Against KY Over Life-Size Noah’s Ark; State Argues Biblical Ark Is a Tool for Evangelism

Theocracy Rising

  • #BrokenLawz County Clerk In Trouble For Displaying 20 Crosses On Wall
  • #ServingNow Rep. Robert Pittenger says that his “primary mission” as a member of Congress is to be “an emissary for Christ”
  • #AndTheyreArmed Anti-government groups urge local officials, backed by armed militias, to defy SCOTUS on marriage
  • #Oy Religious Freedom bill picks up momentum in the House.
  • #KingOPhobe Steve King Wants Congress To Officially Resolve That Equality ‘Perverts’ Marriage
  • #AhButItDoes Brownback’s office: Religious freedom order doesn’t apply to local government
  • #VotesTheBible NC Republican tells religious gathering that his “primary mission” as a congressman is to promote the Gospel of Christ.
  • #GodsArmy Evangelical policy activists raise ‘God’s army’ at Colorado Springs conference

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What Message Are Police Sending To Young Boys?

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The Boy Scout Oath:

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

Who can argue with that? Who can refuse promoting those solid, non-sectarian beliefs?

Ben Wolfinger

Evidently the police in northern Idaho. Ben Wolfinger, the sheriff of Kootenai County, just decided not to renew his department’s charter with a local Boy Scout troop. He had his reasons. How valid they are is another story.

He made his decision to refuse sponsorship for this national organization for one reason and one reason only. It wasn't money. It was that the Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay members. According to Wolfinger, his Christian faith and reliance on biblical teachings led him to his decision. How unchristian of him. He chooses bigotry over charity.

Now sponsoring a worthwhile program like the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts of America seems like a pretty nice thing to do. Generous and uncontroversial as well. Considering the benefits to the members, the kids, the parents and the volunteers, it's to be lauded. Unless you're some kind of right-wing religious zealot.

Is this community leader, a police officer sworn to uphold the law (and that means anti-discrimination and hate laws) withholding his support? He's hiding behind the religion wildcard. Is he really saying that he can't be any support to any group that promotes equality?

According to the US Scouts Organization, the BOY SCOUT LAW:

A Scout is:

  • Trustworthy,
  • Loyal,
  • Helpful,
  • Friendly,
  • Courteous,
  • Kind,
  • Obedient,
  • Cheerful,
  • Thrifty,
  • Brave,
  • Clean,
  • and Reverent.

I don't see anti-Gay in there. So what's the problem?

Unless the narrow-minded Sheriff sees something there that I don't, I suggest that he turn in his badge and refuse to take his pension on religious beliefs. The police help people of all colors, races, creeds, and orientations. Sheriff Wolfinger wishes to exempt himself from that on religious belief. If that's the case, let him go.

People around the country must stop this nonsense of selectively picking and choosing which religious interpretations they want just when it suits their bigotry. This is another one of those cases and sadly, it's a black eye for law enforcement both in Idaho and in the rest of the country.

If police want to benefit from an improved community recognition, cooperation and acceptance, if they want regular people to appreciate the fine job many of them do, then giving something back to communities is just such a move. Refusing aid, help and the backing of their departments just makes them look on par with the criminals they are hired to apprehend.

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Disney to pull Boy Scouts funding by 2015 over policy banning gay leaders

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Image: Blind Gossip

This is a cross-post thanks to our wonderful friend Anomaly from FreakOutNation - on Twitter as @anomaly100.

The Walt Disney Company has fabulously given notice to the Boy Scouts of America, stating that it will pull all funding to the group beginning in 2015 due to a BSA membership policy that bans gay leaders, the entertainment company announced on Friday.

My Fox 8 reports, “Disney does not give money directly to the national organization or local BSA councils. However, through its VoluntEARS program, Disney allows employees to do volunteer work in exchange for cash donations to the charities of their choice.”

Those employees who take part in the VoluntEARS program will no longer be allowed to submit the funds to the Boy Scouts, according to the organization.

However, the new policy will not affect Walt Disney employees who volunteer with the Scouts.

BSA spokesman Deron Smith said in a statement, “We believe every child deserves the opportunity to be a part of the Scouting experience, and we are disappointed in this decision because it will impact our ability to serve kids. America’s youth need Scouting, and by continuing to focus on the goals that unite us, we continue to accomplish incredible things for young people and the communities we serve.”

Via My Fox 8:

According to Disney’s charitable giving guidelines, groups become ineligible to receive Disney funding if they “discriminate in the provision of services unlawfully or in a manner inconsistent with Disney’s policies on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical ability, or sexual orientation.”

Disney would not divulge its formula for converting volunteer hours to dollars, but a chart on Disney’s corporate website shows that in 2010, employees raised $4.8 million via 548,000 volunteer hours, which works out to $8.79 an hour.

Disney’s decision carries a lot of weight. I wonder how many Republican congressman will volunteer to raise funds for the organization.

H/T: Equal rights guy @ComgenKDT who you can follow on Twitter here. 

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California lawmakers OK a dozen gun-control measures

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Another reason I am a proud California native and lifetime resident, via the Los Angeles Times:

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers Wednesday advanced a dozen gun-control measures, including background checks for ammunition buyers, and gave early approval to a tax penalty on the Boy Scouts for barring openly gay leaders. [...]

Other bills approved in one house Wednesday would:

Allow those who may be in the country illegally to obtain a California driver's license if they can provide documents to establish their identity and residency in the state.

Require the state to develop restrictions on an oil production technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

• Shift $600 million in bond authority from a little-used home loan service for military veterans to other programs that could help provide them with affordable housing and counseling services.

What a bunch of hippie commie dictators.

welcome to california

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