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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 August 2, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • #LieCheatHack Anti-abortion hackers attack Planned Parenthood, release databases, employee data
  • #StealthEvangelicalBuckeyeEdition How Ohio Gov. John Kasich Is Making Life Hell for Women Seeking Abortions
  • #DespicableHe Barton: Adding A Woman To The $10 Bill Would ‘Denigrate’ The Treasury Department And Our Entire Economic System
  • #HeMakesMe(Ka)sich Media Calling Kasich “Moderate” Ignore His Extreme Anti-Choice Record
  • #DastardlyBastards The Faces and Fake Names of People Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos
  • #DenyTheseBastardsMedicalCare Texas Lawmaker Compares Biomedical Research to Horrors of ‘Nazi Germany’
  • #MoreThanOne Anti-Choice Group Posts Another Deceitful Planned Parenthood Video
  • #ThouShaltNotInvokeTheHolocaust Planned Parenthood Is “Our Auschwitz”
  • WhatDidWheatonDo? Wheaton College Ends Students’ Health Insurance Altogether To Avoid Covering Birth Control
  • #TheDamageIsDone Letter to Attorney General: Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Could Threaten Physical Safety of Abortion Providers
  • #UmDuh Birth control, sex education prevent abortions better than gotcha videos
  • #CaCommence Will Ohio cut Planned Parenthood money?
  • #Clever.Strategic.Happening. Senate GOP Wants to Gut Family Planning, Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • #DenyTheseBastardsMedicalCare#2 Wisconsin Republicans Push to Ban Fetal Tissue Donation Entirely
  • TheBigLie Stop using black women and babies as pawns in your ideological campaign against abortion and Planned Parenthood
  • #VyingForGameSetMatch Texas: Pass abortion restrictions only Planned Parenthood has the resources to meet; then attack PP’s “monopoly.”
  • #DenyTheseBastardsMedicalCare#III “Until a week ago, Republicans were on record supporting the very fetal-tissue research they’re now outraged by”
  • #NoThereThere Indiana’s Investigation of Planned Parenthood Comes Up Empty


Fifty Shades Of Hate

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • #PssstHesNotReal Pat Robertson: I’m not sure why God didn’t smite Supreme Court justices for legalizing abortion
  • #EverBarkingMad Pat Robertson Witches ‘are putting curses on unborn babies through ultrasounds you put on Facebook’

If Media’s The Message

  • #FarPastDistressing Right-Wing Media Defend Mike Huckabee’s “Door Of The Oven” Comment Comparing Iran Deal To Holocaust
  • #WhatsUpWithGod? Pat Robertson Says God Told Him Ben Carson Will Be Next President
  • #BecausePlannedParenthood Sarah Palin Defends The Confederate Flag.
  • #SlimeOfSlime Bryan Fischer says the media should be raising questions about the fact that John Kerry’s son-in-law is Iranian
  • #Drek Palin appeared on the O’Reilly Factor and delivered a volley of unintelligible rhetoric, insisting that Planned Parenthood targets low-income black women for abortions so the non-profit organization can make money selling black body parts.”
  • #JesusF-ingChrist Listen to WSJ’s Bret Stephens Secretly Plot With “Pro-Israel” Evangelical Group Against Iran Deal

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • #TheHottestMess Palestinians and Israeli soldiers clash as ultra-nationalist Uri Ariel visits al-Aqsa mosque
  • #TheMoneyVideo The in-your-face real world U.S. theocrats, their soulmate politicians and the consequently manipulated myth-buying masses.The folks who ratchet up hatred of others, all in hopes of bringing on the Final War.They should be taken at their word. The world as we know it can well end, and in our lifetimes,should the wrong mix of politicians introduce the Dr. Strangelove world of nuclear weaponry to the next conflict.
  • #Inexcusable Huckabee unrepentant on Iran deal Holocaust analogy
  • #MeddlingMuddlers AIPAC fly-in launches major push against Iran nuclear deal
  • #ItsAboutTheRaptureBoys Huckabee’s Controversial Remarks Undercut By Former U.S. Ambassadors To Israel
  • #NextYearInJerusalem Torn Between Native And Adoptive Lands, Israel’s Iranian Jews Hope For Peace
  • #PurportsBeingTheKeyWord Huckabee manages to offend the Jews, a group he purports to defend.
  • #IWarmongeringWalrus John Bolton Tells Alan Colmes That He Wants To Strike Iran
  • #ThisIsTheGOP RNC Chief Strategist and Communications Director Refuses To Say Comparing Obama To Hitler Is Out-Of-Bounds
  • #AllLivesMatterShelley The NBA’s trip to Israel—sponsored by Sheldon Adelson—raises questions for players who aligned themselves w/ the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
  • No.They.Dont. Huckabee: Jews Loved my Holocaust Oven Statement
  • #ListenUpHuck “Whatever one’s views of the nuclear agreement with Iran comments such as those by Mike Huckabee are completely out of line and unacceptable,” Jonathan A. Greenblatt, Natl. Director ADL
  • #IfSupportConsistsOfAdvocatingForEndTimes Of the three, Mr. Obama, Mrs. Clinton, and Mr. Huckabee the one I bet on for supporting Israel is Mr. Huckabee.”
  • #BecauseTheyDon't Huckajesus ”The media would make you believe Jews don’t agree with my statements on the Iranian deal”
  • #TheLastBestChance Senator Tom Udall “The Iran Deal will take the nuclear threat off the table. We may not get another chance”
  • #BecauseExtremists Deadly West Bank Arson surprised no one in Israel’s defense establishment
  • #LikeAMatchToTinder The terrorists who murdered Palestinian infant Ali Saad Daobasa have exacerbated the situation in the territories to its most dangerous since the last Gaza war.
  • #TheTruthWillOut Bibi approves 300 settler homes in occupied W Bank
  • #DamnedStraight Israel hasn’t done enough to combat Jewish terrorism, Rivlin says


  • #Methinks Paging Dr. Freud: These 9 antigay crusaders have an unshakable obsession with men’s buttholes
  • #MeThinksSomeMore Colorado State Rep, Col Klink, fundamentalist whack job tt he is Says Jesus Wants to Drown Gay Scout Leaders
  • #PrettyNameForAnUglyCause The “First Amendment Defense Act” Is The Next Attack on LGBT Rights
  • #GoSatan Oregon baker who refused service to lesbian couple says he is in a war with Satan and gay Nazis
  • #HeavenlyFathersScoutsOfAmerica? Mormons considering alternative international scouting organization for boys

Politics Nation

  • #ThePowerOfFear Ted Cruz and the politics of faith and fear: How the GOP mastered the art of exploiting scared Christians
  • #FrothWar Rick Santorum says that if elected he will be a wartime president.
  • #HesACrazyGod? Why Does God Only Talk To Crazy Criminal Republicans?
  • #SnuggleUpWithTed Ted Cruz says Obama & Clinton “snuggle up to radical Islamic regimes” who fund terrorism, hate US
  • #TheQuestToOutTrumpTrump Huckabee: “IF We Allow Transgender People Into The Army, We Should Also Give Women 38D Breasts”
  • #HotDamnAnotherOne 5 faith facts about Jim Gilmore 1) He’s a staunch supporter of ‘Christian values’.
  • #HuckaDouche Mike Huckabee: As president I wouldn’t rule out using federal troops and the FBI to stop abortions
  • #RichHonkingDouchebag Huckabee made $975,700 in speaking fees between Jan14, 2014 & Feb 15, 2015 constituting a fraction of his total income.

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • #TeachYourChildrenWell S.C. Pastor: Sex-Ed Class Is Like Letting Children Play With Rattlesnakes
  • #ForgiveThemNot Minister Fights For Right To Counsel LGBT Juvenile Offenders That They’re Going To Hell
  • #Fuggedaboutit Better be the right ‘sect’ of Christianity or fuggedaboutit. Religious Right’s Crusade Against Non-Fringe Christians
  • #Oopsie Woman says praying behind the wheel caused crash
  • #DamnThatManOfPeace Is Pope Francis the Antichrist?
  • #WWJThink They’re not “pro-life” they’re just anti-choice. True Definition of ‘Pro Life’ Makes Anti-Abortion GOP Heads Explode
  • ReconstructingTheDarkAges Secrets of the extreme religious right: Inside the frightening world of Christian Reconstructionism

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

  • #BigOy Meet Scientology’s Favorite GOP Governor: Why Greg Abbott Is More Dangerous Than George W. Bush & Rick Perry
  • UconstitutionallyYours Gov. Sam Brownback’s war on the courts will be historic
  • #GohmertsPile Louie Gohmert claims the U.S. Code, is law God conveyed to Moses as “restated by Jesus,”
  • #AhKentuck Kentucky Legislators Prepare To Defy Supreme Court
  • #VoteHimOffTheIsand Rep.Louie Gohmert: Impeach Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, along with Obama
  • #PileOfGohmert Gohmert Says Banish Gays to an Island; Hey, Log Cabin Repugs, This is your Party
  • #FearPureFear Louie Gohmert says Iran may launch a nuclear EMP attack on the US that will kill tens of millions
  • #DangerousTheocraticMoron GOP state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt is again in hot water in CO for claiming gay Boy Scout leaders will molest boys
  • #BuyStockInJohnDeere Steve King thinks people will now marry lawnmowers since same-sex marriage is legal


  • #SoHelpThemGod The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Massive Child Sex Abuse Scandal
  • #Extremism An Orthodox extremist who stabbed six at a Jerusalem pride parade did the same thing in 2005
  • #JehovahsMafia She spoke about Jehovah’s Witness abuse and her home was vandalized
  • #GivesWholeNewMeaningToDownUnder Australia may deport South African preacher, David Volmer, accused of repeatedly raping 13-year-old girl

Supremes And Lower Courts


  • Boy Scouts end ban on gay adult leaders
  • ‘I can’t sit here & listen to this’: Anchor loses it after Fox host Matt Starnes says abortion worse than lion killing



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


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. 


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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