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Your Weekly Upchucks: The Most Shocking Religion News of Last Week

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian -- a racy novel that explores the dark underbelly of the right-wing Christian world -- and the go-to blogger on religion news, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state (upchucks), K.C. Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts. You can link over to her site here for the rest of this post. It’s well worth a look, because I left out a ton of great upchuckable stuff, including antidotes! These are but a few of her weekly "where religion meets your rights" collection:

Your Weekly Upchucks

– by K. C. Boyd

Abortion And Women’s Issues

  • Klink-Klunk-Spews: GOP candidate Klingenschmitt  Reveals That Life Actually Begins Before Conception. I’m sorry but does it get stupider?

Creationism

  • God’s Quid Pro Quo-Chuck?  Disabled Children Represent God’s ‘Vengeance’ For Abortion

Education

Elections

  • Spew On Ice: Klinkenschitz: ‘How Dare President Obama Order Christians To Kill Children?’

End Times, Theocrats And Other Ugly Animals

  • Chicken Little Does A Spit-Up: The Phony Internet Scandal Will Lead To The End Times
  • Fifty Shades Of Incitement-Chuck: NC billboards suggest Jesus wants ‘holy war’ with gays over ‘sexual perversion’

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Cruel And Unbalanced Chuckles: Linda Harvey To Gay Teens: Stay In The Closet!

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • Red Alert-Chuck: ‘Star Trek’ actress lends her gravitas to film promoting idea that sun revolves around Earth

Gun-Sense

  • Re-Tasting Lunch-Chuck: NRA Picks Reverend Who Blamed Sandy Hook On Secularism To Keynote Prayer Breakfast bit.ly/1hqbYhp

Media Spew And Other Forms Of Propaganda

  • Hurling Hairballs: Fox News Goes Right Back To Advocating For Anti-Gay Business Discrimination
  • Back When Men Were Good-Chuck: Jim DeMint Asserts The Federal Govt Played No Role In Freeing The Slaves

Military

  • Not A Christian Nation; Not A Christian Military-Chuck: “Christian Taliban” vs. Constitution at Air Force Academy

Same Sex Issues

  • Sadly Resonant-Chuck? Some hear race echoes in Va. gay marriage ban
  • Up Theirs-Chucky: With his troop’s support, gay scout leader refusing to step down
  • Touchdown Hurl: Football analyst fired by Fox Sports for saying homosexuality is immoral finds work where any good homophobe can get a job.

 

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandale

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Will We Do The Same-Chuck? The Philippine Supreme Court stood up for separation of church and state by upholding a reproductive health law
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Teen on hunger strike: "My mom [was] handcuffed, pushed into van" by 10 I.C.E. officers

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Melissa Harris Perry interviewed hunger strike activist Cynthia Diaz, 18, who spoke out on the detention of undocumented immigrants, one of whom is her own mother. The hunger strike is taking place outside of the White House.

Her words and actions affected me deeply, as did Melissa Harris-Perry's:

DiazI am doing this hunger strike for my mom. She was unfairly deported in May, 2011. When I.C.E. raided our home, it was a Saturday morning, I was 15 at the time, and I have a younger brother who was 13. ...My dad's screaming out, "Cynthia, they're taking your mom!" I was confused because I didn't know what that meant and so I went to my front yard and there I saw ten I.C.E. officers all over my front yard and I saw my mom being handcuffed and pushed into a van.

And then the door shut and we were really confused.

My brother heard everything but he didn't leave his room because he didn't want to see what was happening.

That was really traumatizing for me because, like I said before, I was only 15 at the time...

I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona... I have a brother and my dad who are U.S. residents, but I didn't know until they took my mom that, you know, she was undocumented.

MHP: So you're an american citizen. You have U.S. permanent residents in your family, and you have not eaten in days because you are trying to get your president and your government to let your mom out of detention. ...

Diaz: I talked to her last night. right now she's in San Luis, Arizona in, a private detention center. She does tell me that it's really cold there, the beds are really uncomfortable, the food is not pleasant at all.

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Your Weekly Upchucks: The Most Shocking Religion News of Last Week

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian and the go-to blogger of shocking religion news (upchucks), hypocrisy, and all things church v. state,  K.C. Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts. You can link over to her site here for the rest of this post. It’s well worth a look, because I left out a ton of great upchuckable stuff, including antidotes! These are but a few of her weekly "where religion meets your rights" collection:

Your Weekly Upchucks

– by K. C. Boyd

Abortion And Women’s Issues

  • Buckeye-Chuckeye: Sad to say my state (Ohio) Is Quietly Becoming One Of The Worst For Women’s Health
  • They’ve Come For Your Uterus Chucklette: Docs at CA Medical Center no longer allowed to prescribe birth control

Creationism

  • Caroliner Dumb-Down-Chuck: Creationists Stall 8-Year-Old Girl’s Idea for State Fossil for South Carolina

Deception

Education

Elections

Fifty Shades of Hate

  • Un-Intelligent Design-Chuck? Evangelical activist calls for Bill Maher to be flogged or hanged over Noah ‘blasphemy’

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • Go To Hell Nicely-Chuck: Pat Robertson tells Wiccan: You’re ‘nice’ — but you’re going to Hell anyway
  • Gone Crackers-Chuckford: Anti-gay group: Satan is behind the “evil” Honey Maid graham cracker TV ad featuring a gay couple

Military

Same Sex Issues

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

  • What The Frick’s With This-Chuck? Gay Marriage Opponent Elected Chair of Va. Democratic Party
  • Twisted Fervor–Barf: Louie Gohmert: ‘Separation of church and state’ means ‘church plays a role in the state.’

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Jeezus Bunk-Chunk: Hobby Lobby, discrimination and the ‘black skin of Cain.’
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Your Weekly Upchucks: The Most Shocking Religion News of Last Week

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian and the go-to blogger of shocking religious upchucks, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state,  K.C. Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts. You can link over to her site here for the rest of this post. It’s well worth a look, because I left out a ton of great upchuckable stuff, including antidotes! These are but a few of her weekly "where religion meets your rights" collection:

Your Weekly Religious Upchucks

– by K. C. Boyd

Abortion And Women’s Issues

  • Miscarriage Of Justice-Chuck: Kansas May Force Doctors To Report Women’s Miscarriages To The State Health Department

Creationism Ka-Ka

Education – We Like It Public

End Times

  • Heir To The Throne-Vomit: Matthew Hagee: We Are ‘Living In An Evil Day.” For Hagees, it’s all about Israel & EndTimes.

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • The Bigoted Housewife Of NY-Spew: Pamela Geller claims Obama is imposing Sharia law on the Internet, might ban her anti-Muslim blog

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  •  Crazy Pat UpChucks: Pat Robertson wonders if viewer’s atheist coworker is demon-possessed or was raped by a preacher
  • Hurling Dominion-Chuck: Anti-gay pastor who prayed for Obama’s death demands silence from women in church

Religion/Dominionism

  • The Rise And Fall Of Our Own Reich-Chuck: Christian Right Has Major Role in Hastening Decline of Religion in America
  • Gunnin’ For Jesus-Chuck: Handing out AR-15s in church is ‘exactly’ what Jesus taught us 2,000 years ago

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

  • Quel Meeting Of The Minds-Chuck: Michele Bachmann is hosting a prayer event inside the US Capitol with Ted Cruz, Louie Gohmert, & various RR leaders
  • Leaking Hate-Spew: Scott Press Call Cut Short After Questions On Fundraiser’s Exit Over Racist Jokes

Scandal

  • Livin’ Large-Chuck: Ponzi scheme preacher seeks delay in sentencing for fraud, structuring charges involving Myrtle Beach area church members

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Corporations Are Christians Too-Hurl: Rep. Ellison: GOP Hobby Lobby Fans Back ‘Corporate Personhood’ Over ‘Individual Liberty’
  • What About Viagra-Chuck? Fox News: Funding Contraception Is ‘Subsidizing’ Women’s Sex Lives.
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Labor union gets help from pastors, students... in Mississippi! "God supports the working man."

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When we think of labor union support, Mississippi doesn't usually come to mind. But it may be time to think again, because a union effort is gaining momentum there.

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, labor union workers are finding an ally in the South. The United Automobile Workers are getting help from unusual sources in organizing a Mississippi Nissan plant. The plant employs 5,000.

Nissan management has been pushing their employees harder and harder by speeding up the assembly line, leaving them exhausted and feeling mistreated with no way to stand up for themselves. People are noticing, supporting a "more pleasant place to work" so that workers will feel less pressured, demeaned, and become more productive.

In the words of one longtime employee, now "other people are willing to stand up for you. It takes the fear out of you."

This time, union organizers have help from an unexpected source. Pastors and students across this part of central Mississippi have joined the campaign, championing the workers' cause. From pulpits, at leafleting campaigns outside Nissan dealerships and at auto industry events in Brazil, Geneva and Detroit, these new organizers have a message: God supports the working man. [...]

The UAW is very clearly involved with the pastors' efforts, helping them form the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan...

But for the pastors as well as the workers the organizing drive is not just about union membership. For many, it has become a way to shore up a shrinking middle class. Their campaign, they say, is a modern-day civil rights struggle whose antecedents go back more than 50 years to the days when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, the day after he spoke to striking sanitation workers.

Mississippi's conservative Legislature also has waded into the fray. The House of Representatives earlier this month passed a package of bills that would restrict union organizing, one of which labor leaders say is meant to prohibit pastors and outside groups from protesting with the Nissan workers.

Gee, what a surprise: Conservatives trying to bust labor union efforts. And we know how union members tend to vote come election day, right? (Hint: Democratic.)

African Americans have a history of being more open to unionizing than white workers are, so that may be making the difference here, since most of the plant's work force is African American. It will be an uphill battle, but this is good news. One day, pairing the words "labor union" and Mississippi may not seem so extraordinary.

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Your Weekly Religious Upchucks: The Most Shocking Religion News of Last Week

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian and the go-to blogger of religious upchucks, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state,  K.C. Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts. You can link over to her site here for the rest of this post. It’s well worth a look, because I left out a ton of great upchuckable stuff, including antidotes! These are but a few of her weekly "where religion meets your rights" collection:

Your Weekly Religious Upchucks

– by K. C. Boyd

Abortion And Womens’ Issues

Creationism

  • Cruel and Unusual-Chuck: Judge rules against creationist teacher who called Buddhist student’s faith ‘stupid’
  • Science Deniers Rearing Ugly Heads-Chuck-Up: Freaking Out About “Cosmos”

Education

  • The Bayou Chucked: Jindal means business when it comes to vouchers, aka, Christian schooling.

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Birther X Hate -Heave: “Never had a haboob until we got that Muslim boob for POTUS.”

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • March Media Madness-Vomit: CNN asks whether maybe God stole Flight 370

Military

  • He’s Fair and Equal-Chuck: Mikey Weinstein fighting to stop atheists from evangelizing at the Air Force Academy.

Same Sex Issues

  • What They Want-Chuck: Scott Lively says an “explosive” revolution is coming b/c people are “fed up” with the “lawless” gay agenda:

Sausage Makers and/Or Their Sausage

  • Going Down Puke: Nativist leader Tom Tancredo lectures GOP on how to win Latino voters: block immigration reform

Sausage Makers and/Or Their Sausage

  • Going Down Puke: Nativist leader Tom Tancredo lectures GOP on how to win Latino voters: block immigration reform

Supremes And Lower Courts

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Your Weekly Upchucks: The Most Shocking Religion News of Last Week

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian and the go-to blogger of religious upchucks, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state,  K.C. Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts. You can link over to her site here for the rest of this post. It’s well worth a look, because I left out a ton of great upchuckable stuff, including antidotes! These are but a few of her weekly "where religion meets your rights" collection:

Your Weekly Upchucks

– by K. C. Boyd

Abortion And Women’s Issues

  • ‘Scarlet Ledger-Chuck?‘ Sorry, But a Plan B Database Won’t Keep People From Having bit.ly/1eldECx
  • Language Soup-Chuck: 20 Wk Abortion  Cutoff Bill passes WV House.bit.ly/NS18ny

Creationism

  • So Much For Science-Chuck: Creationists: Sickle Cell Anemia Shows evolution Is Wrong bit.ly/1dVLEbS

Education

  • Two Steps Forward-Hurl: SCOTUS Struck Down Mandatory School Prayer 50 Years Ago But Proponents Are Still Trying To Bring It Back.  bit.ly/NRXCJT
  • Don’t Be Fooled-Chuckie: Vouchers give tax revenues to churches. tnne.ws/1fjVX5L

Elections and Politicking

  • Prepare Yourself-Chuck: Get ready for another Jesus filled GOP primary as anti-abortion voters look for one of their own.  yhoo.it/1iEMHwP
  • Father Of Ted-Chuck: Rafael Cruz blames California drought on UN Agenda 21, ‘Mother Earth worship’ bit.ly/1hgojAl

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Thanks To Rush-Chuck: How Conservative Media’s Slut-Shaming Helped Inspire A Scientific Study bit.ly/N3OUaA
  • Save Me. Not The Gays-Chuck: Former alcoholic who found Jesus is now the voice behind Uganda Anti-Gay law. bit.ly/1kc6m8Z

Fifty Shades of Lies and Hypocrisy

  • Lying For Jesus-Chuck: The false story of 2 middle school girls forced to ask for a lesbian kiss is still spreading b/c RR myths never die: bit.ly/1itkld9
  • Sharing Christian Love-Chuck:  KY churches withhold $7 million from children’s home to force anti-gay policies bit.ly/N3QDMW

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • War Is Like Abortion-Hurl: David Barton claims that more Christians were killed in 2013 than in the last two thousand years combined. bit.ly/1nBD5WJ
  • Lions and Tigers and Bears. Oh-Chuck: Kevin Swanson warns Disney’s movie “Frozen” is Satanic propaganda to turn your children gay bit.ly/1gl9r2b

Military

  • Jaw-Dropping-Chuck: This from Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III-Servicemembers have a right not to be proselytized to by religious airmen.1.usa.gov/OeknIb

Same Sex Issues

  • Lying Through Skeezy Teeth-Chuck: As Criticism Mounts, American Pastor Scott Lively Denies ( Er,Lies About) Inspiring Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law yhoo.it/1lTDi98

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

  • Dumbin “Em Down-Chuck: Thanks to Bobby Jindal, Louisiana library funding has been eliminated lat.ms/1fkef78
  • Political Whore -Chuck? Jan Brewer’s Office Helped Craft The Anti-Gay Bill She Later Vetoed bit.ly/1iucGLF

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • It Can Happen Here-Chuck: Wanna be scared? Religious Liberty & the Coming Corporate Theocracy.  huff.to/1i8k0Ju
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