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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.

The Weekly Upchuck January 31, 2016

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • Marco Rubio Creates Anti-Choice Advisory Board
  • South Dakota GOP Proposes Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Ban
  • Florida lawmakers are moving forward with a near-total ban on abortions in the state plus a second bill placing new requirements on doctors who perform abortions.
  • GOP Candidates Freaking Out About Grand Jury That Indicted Anti-Abortion Activists
  • Indictments of Anti-Abortion Activists Send Cynical Texas Politicians into a Facts-Free Frenzy
  • When Will Carly Fiorina Apologize To Planned Parenthood? Maybe on the 10th of Never?
  • Florida anti-abortion hearing turns racist: ‘White culture’ dies if women are ‘outside the home not having babies’
  • Kasich has done more to wall off abortion access than any other GOP Presidential candidate
  • Daleiden pens vicious op-ed in USAToday
  • Cincinnati women seeking abortions for anomalies lose hospital option
  • Lawsuit Seeks to Keep Open Abortion Clinics in Ohio
  • Bill to defund Planned Parenthood likely to reach Kasich this week
  • What’s up with court challenges to birth control coverage?
  • GOP Lawmakers Ignore Evidence, Keep Using Discredited Videos Against Planned Parenthood
  • What Happens When a Woman Is Refused Abortion
  • Ohio Sen. Tom Patton suggests opponent shouldn’t run because she’s a young mother
  • The Ohio Senate Just Passed an Extreme Antiabortion Bill
  • Lawmaker Who Blamed Planned Parenthood for Colorado Springs Clinic Killings Asked to Resign
  • Zika Virus May Push South America to Loosen Abortion Bans
  • Ted Cruz Promotes Anti-Choice Activist Who Wants Abortion Doctors Executed
  • Ohio’s ‘Pro-Life’ GOP Attacks Planned Parenthood Infant Mortality Program—Again
  • A Missouri state senator proposes to ban abortion based on prenatal screenings for Down syndrome.
  • Anti-Choice Banners on New Orleans Public Property Raise Questions About What Taxpayers Must Subsidize
  • Texas’ Devious Plan To Silently Kill Roe v. Wade
  • Rand Paul Reintroduces Radical ‘Personhood’ Bill, Attempts To Sidestep Birth Control Controversy
  • Fiorina Still Insane On Planned Parenthood, Hopes to Keep Pregnant 13-Year-Olds From Aborting
  • Ohio GOP head: ‘Not sexist’ to call opponent ‘sweetie’ and tell her she belongs at home with kids
  • Ohio Health Officials Worried About Possible Planned Parenthood Defunding

 

Education

  • Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students
  • ‘School Choice Week’ is about promoting vouchers that take $ from public schools
  • Vouchers don’t help neediest students. In Nevada, majority of voucher students came from wealthier zip codes
  • The Schools Where Free Speech Goes to Die
  • Some of the worst offenders against the First Amendment are religious colleges.
  • Vouchers cost taxpayers more money. Wisconsin’s voucher program will cost taxpayers $2.2 mil.
  • Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History
  • The ABA is investigating a complaint at Brigham And Young that the law school expels students who are living in same-sex relationships.
  • Creationism spreading in schools, thanks to vouchers
  • Vouchers’ secret bigotry: How your tax dollars fund anti-LGBT hate
  • 2014 Dept of Ed report: 62% of DC voucher schools are religious. That’s a lot of public $ for religious schools
  • 67% of Louisiana public school students pass their LEAP and iLEAP tests; only 44% of voucher students do.

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • David Barton Gives Platform to Notorious Anti-Muslim Hysteric Who Hosted White Nationalist
  • ‘Bloodshed’ Predicted by Member of ‘Christian Civil Liberties Union’ Over New Mosque in Milwaukee
  • Donald Trump To Receive Endorsement Of Anti-Immigrant, Birther Extremist Joe Arpaio
  • Rubio Trumps Trump: Shut Down Any Place Muslims Gather To Be ‘Inspired’ — Not Just Mosques
  • American Pastor Who Helped Uganda Create ‘Kill The Gays’ Law Will Be Tried For Crimes Against Humanity
  • Oklahoma Republican wants to forbid suicidal LGBT kids from meeting gay-friendly therapists

Fifty Shades Of Lies, Hypocrisy And Propaganda

  • Unsurprisingly, quack Jefferson historian and Ted Cruz PAC leader David Barton says Jefferson would endorse Cruz
  • Carly Fiorina benefited from company using aborted fetal stem cells
  • More than 50% of pastors have wrestled with porn.
  • Trump Claims Iowa Evangelical Leader Is ‘Phony,’ ‘Bad Guy’ for Endorsing Cruz
  • Gohmert’s Pile insists that he’s “being persecuted now” just for being a Christian

 

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • Tennessee Lawmakers Endorse Bid To Declare All Marriage Illegal In Order To Spite Equality

If Media’s The Message

  • Mat Staver: Gays Are Imposing A ‘Jizya’ Tax On Christians In America
  • Huckabee Backers Slams Ted Cruz As A “Phony” Christian In New Iowa TV Ad
  • Holy Hell: chilling Sundance doc reveals the truth about life in a cult
  • Whoopie calls it: Jeb! Bush Weighs in on Donald Trump’s Christianity
  • Netflix introduces televangelist shows

 

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Ted Cruz endorser Mike Bickle says that the SCOTUS gay marriage ruling “is a unique sign of the End Times”
  • Settlement planning ‘contradicts any possible commitment to a two-state solution,’
  • (Messianic) Rabbi who nurtured evangelical love for Israel courts black churches
  • Rafael Cruz: Obama Ushering In ‘The Destruction Of America’ In reality, the end of the world is what Cruz Pere et Fils want.
  • Israeli right goes after NGO’s and the left w/ scorching ad campaigns & legislation
  • Glenn Beck will soon start reading the “Left Behind” series to his children in preparation for the End Times. He’s also ordered his staff to step-up efforts to move operations to Israel once America collapses.

Politics Nation

  • Get Him to the Church on Time: Trump and Evangelical Christians
  • Oops. Donald Trump Accidentally Sat Through A Sermon About Welcoming Immigrants
  • Gay Discrimination Bill Hampers Governor Pence’s Reelection Bid
  • Trump Touts Endorsement From ‘Reverend Jerry Fallwell Jr.,’ Who Is Not A Reverend
  • Trump Embraces Radical Anti-Catholic, Anti-Gay Pastor
  • Ted Cruz: God Is Helping Me ‘Bring America Back From The Abyss’
  • Days before Iowa Caucus, Jerry Falwell Jr. endorses Trump
  • Once Upon A Time, Candidates Didn’t Have To Do This: Hillary Clinton Gets Personal on Christ and Her Faith
  • Having failed to make America Christian, evangelical Trump supporters will settle for making it “great”

 

  • Ted Cruz on Biblical Tithing: “I have not been as faithful in this aspect of my walk as I should have been”
  • Ted Cruz’s Islamophobic, messianic, homophobic father gives him edge among conservative Christians.
  • Ted Cruz gives his testimony often. But the conversion he’s talking about is his father’s, not his own.
  • The Real Reason Trump Is Winning Evangelical Support: They’re Just Not That ‘Religious’
  • Sanders, a strong supporter of the separation of church and state, told the paper, “I think it is important that a sense of morality be part of our politics.”
  • Donald Trump Divides God’s Voters
  • Mike Huckabee Touts Support From Another Extremist Pastor
  • Ted Cruz Out To Reflect God’s Love, Punish Supreme Court for Marriage Equality Ruling

 

Religion Gone Mad Gone Bad

  • Dave Daubenmire and Peter LaBarbera say parents would rather have their kids be drug-addicted alcoholics than gay
  • Did Ted Cruz Steal From God And If So, Why Is He Blessed? Rafael Cruz Teaches on Tithing

Scandal

  • Tennessee GOP lawmaker resigns leadership post after he’s outed as a serial sexual harasser
  • Leading Scientologist sent naked picture of former church member to school principal
  • Kentucky Woman beats disabled man with his own cane for saying he doesn’t believe in God

Science Or Not

  • Opposition Builds Against San Diego Televangelist Project
  • A federal court issued a preliminary injunction against the state of Kentucky for unlawfully blocking efforts by the Ark Encounter theme park developer, Answers in Genesis (“AiG”), to participate in the Kentucky Tourism Development Program

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • The Texas Abortion Case, Explained “It has to be real,” Greenhouse said. “If the so-called health regulations have only a minimal relationship to health but impose a great burden, the court has to strike them down.”
  • Outrage. Judge Orders State To Give Millions In Subsidies To Creationist Amusement Park
  • Based on Gosnell, Texas urges U.S. Supreme Court to uphold abortion law
  • Kentucky will not submit an appeal against Noah’s Ark project over tax incentive

Theocracy Rising

  • Religious Right Leader: Only Christian Men Are Qualified For Office
  • Michele Bachmann Says Congress Cannot Pass Laws That Contradict The Laws Of God
  • Louie Gohmert: ‘It’s Time To Start Impeaching Judges’ For Marriage Equality Ruling
  • Televangelist Morris Cerullo plans Christian theme resort for San Diego
  • American Religiosity. Half of all Americans (51%) and two-thirds of Republicans (64%) do want a Sunday school teacher—or at least someone who shares their religious beliefs, according to a study released today by the Pew Research Center. (Only 41 percent of Democrats say the same.)
  • Ted Cruz Claims He Was Sent By God To Save America From President Obama
  • Ted Cruz Assures Voters He Will Address ‘Crisis’ Of Gay Marriage
  • Ted Cruz’s Father Calls Americans to Vote for Judeo-Christian Principles
  • Marco Rubio Answers 12 Christian Post Questions for Every Presidential Candidate
  • For the first time, a court ruled that the Kansas Constitution protects the right to an abortion
  • The Guardian exposes ex Australian PM’s secret meeting with Christian Right group, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Tennessee Bill gives counselors, therapists religious protection
  • NFL violence and high school Christian prayers OK with fans
  • Ted Cruz Is the Humble Apocalyptic Martyr We Deserve
  • New Air Force Commander Quickly Reprimanded for Explicitly Sectarian Religious Speech at First Official Staff Meeting
  • Ted Cruz’ dream team includes both Tony Perkins and Troy Newman
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses Cult of Christianity’s HQ sale to bring in $1 billion?
  • Cruz touts endorsement of Benham brothers, who love freedom so much they tried to shut down a gay pride event

 

Antidotes

  • The Supreme Court Just Blocked The Harshest Abortion Ban In The Country
  • Texas Grand Jury Indicts David Daleiden, Clears Planned Parenthood
  • Mitch Holmes, Kansas senator, apologizes, retracts female-only dress code
  • Pope Francis meets Iran’s president to boost nuke deal, Mideast peace
  • Louisiana Can’t Enforce GOP’s Clinic Closure Law, Court Rules
  • Air Force Recruiting Service Video Touting Religious Conversion Removed

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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.

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The Weekly Upchuck November 15, 2011 With A Heavy Heart

With the heaviest of hearts I present this week’s Upchucks. Upchucks without the snark.

The religious ideology that sent zealots into the streets, the restaurants and the concert hall in Paris, that sent them there with the sole intention of taking as many innocent Westerners along with them to their death defies reason, defies decency, defies humanity. There are times to see Upchucks for the mere absurdist stupidity that they represent. Then there are times like now that we all must take the Christian Right, our very own home-grown zealots, seriously to stop them before they take more power over our lives than they already have.

We must do much, much more than to simply ‘Pray for Paris.’ We have to, each and every one of us, confront extremism religion in our daily lives, both locally and nationally and to do it here and now. Because it can happen here.

 

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • Anti-Contraception Rhetoric At GOP’s ‘Freedom’ Summit
  • Fiorina Wants Forced Parental Notification in California
  • Targeted regulations of abortion providers (TRAP) force another clinic closure in Indiana.
  • Bill That Lets Bosses Fire Single Women For Getting Pregnant Gains Steam
  • GOP senator demands Mizzou grad student stop studying effects of 72-hour abortion waiting period on women
  • Rubio’s Success in Tuesday Night’s Debate Should Terrify Women
  • Michigan’s Proposed Second-Trimester Abortion Ban Advances

Education

  • Atheists slam PA school nurse for refusing to treat student who won’t stand for Pledge of Allegiance
  • Eighth-Graders In Ohio Public School Allegedly Taught Marriage Prevents STDs
  • Jeb! is proud he made FL teach young Earth creationism & the upside of slavery.

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Freedom conference organizer: Homosexuals are coming for Christians like ‘what Hitler was doing’
  • Christian Group Releases Rankings Of Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Companies
  • Newt Gingrich tells Congress to follow Houston’s lead and block protections for transgender students
  • Anti-gay pastor wants America to repent for fictional British wizard Harry Potter’s ‘homosexuality
  • Marco Rubio hires antigay activist Eric Teetsel to be his Faith Director
  • Episcopal preacher skewers Maine GOP with the Gospel after they bizarrely smear him as ‘anti-Christian’ -with-the-gospel-after-they-bizarrely-smear-him-as-anti-christian/
  • Judge Cites Anti-Gay Research To Remove Foster Child From Same-Sex Parents
  • Ted Cruz exploits Paris attack to talk about Christian persecution while honoring anti-gay bigots

If Media’s The Message

  • Fox Host: “The War On Christmas [Is] Off To An Early Start” On Starbucks’ Coffee Cups
  • Sandy Rios joins the Religious Right’s Putin love-fest, says he’s promoting “God’s way,” unlike Obama
  • Right-Wing Pundit: Muslim Refugees Are ‘Human Garbage’
  • Why Is the Media Ignoring Ted Cruz’s Embrace of ‘Kill the Gays’ Pastor?

Israel, End Times, John Hagee And His Ilk

  • West Bank settler arrested in attack on left-wing rabbi
  • Is Sheldon Adelson involved in funneling Chinese cash into US election?
  • Netanyahu’s National Spokesman on Jerusalem’s most contested holy site: “The Temple Mount is the place most sacred to the Jewish nation, not to religious Jews. The Temple … is the principle symbol not just of religion but of sovereignty. … The desire to build the Third Temple is worthy, Jewish, and Zionist on the first order.”

Lies, Hypocrisies And Propaganda

  • Cuban comrades say Ted Cruz’s dad wasn’t a rebel blowing up buildings for Jesus — as he has claimed
  • Walid Shoebat has no business training police, given his clear, consistent disrespect for the First Amendment
  • As ‘Christian’ as they come: Carson, Trump Bash Mizzou Student Protests

Politics Nation

  • Carson’s calm is cracking as his bio is questioned. To understand why, you need to understand the Christian right.
  • Ben Carson: Religion is needed to interpret science because ‘maybe it’s just propaganda.’
  • Ted Cruz Declares Non-Christians Unfit to Govern
  • Donald Trump wins the coveted Phyllis Schlafly endorsement because he “acts like he loves America”
  • Marco Rubio Recruits Staunch Anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Choice Faith Leader
  • Duck Dynasty Swoops In To Help David Vitter
  • Fresh off the “kill-the-gays” conference, Ted Cruz is joining activists who see gay activists as demonic enemies
  • David Vitter wins support from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, Religious Right orgs
  • Ben Carson raps Jeb Bush for intervening in Terri Schiavo case: ‘It was much ado about nothing’ (even a stopped clock is right twice a day)

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • LDS CHURCH LABELS SAME-SEX SPOUSES “APOSTATES,” BARS CHILDREN FROM BAPTISM
  • Rick Scarborough says AIDS is God’s judgment, but we’d find a cure if we’d just repent for tolerating homosexuality
  • Bristol Palin: Starbucks cups ‘are an attempt by the left to make Christians look stupid’
  • Mormons plan mass resignations over ‘kick in the stomach’ decision to label gay members ‘apostates’
  • Christian school: Girls must cover legs with tights to prevent rape or be punished with ‘isolation’
  • Mormon boy denied priesthood ordination because his mom is living with a woman
  • Richard Land calls for Starbucks boycott over its “War on Christmas” cups
  • Violent Bible games?
  • Sarah Palin: Bristol keeps getting pregnant because God is giving her ‘3rd, 4th and 5th chances’

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

  • Louie Gohmert Suggests A Congressional Study Putting Gay And Straight Couples On An Island To ‘See Which One Nature Favors’
  • Gordon Klingenschmitt: Hurricane Gordon Was A Sign Of God’s Support For Me
  • Iowa’s Joni Ernst: Obamacare is bad because people should rely on churches for help

Scandals, Scams And Crimes

  • Does your pastor have a phony doctorate?
  • Couple whose baby daughter was left to starve, suffer and die because of their strict religious beliefs have been jailed for a total of more than 17 years.
  • Fundie Parents Starve and Abuse Adopted Daughter
  • The Monsignor Who Took Money From the Poor and Binged on Ecstasy and Champagne

Science Or Not

  • Ken The Ham to continue damaging America’s intellect with the opening of his Ark Park For Morons in July/16, a biblical choice of dates.

 

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Utah Judge Removes Baby From Same-Sex Couple (see below for Antidote)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Texas Abortion Law Case
  • Justices have until June to make a final ruling
  • Justice Kennedy Can Save ‘Roe,’ But Will He?

Theocracy Rising

Antidotes

  • Ex-GOP Sen. Alan Simpson: Morality police ‘ask for Jesus while they’re diddling their secretary’
  • TENNESSEE SCHOOL BANS DISTRIBUTION OF BIBLES, OTHER RELIGIOUS MATERIAL
  • Thousands to leave LDS Church in mass resignation
  • Utah Judge Reverses Order For Lesbian Couple To Surrender Baby

 

 

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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.

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The Weekly Upchuck November 8, 2011

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • #ThisDoofusGraduatedMiddleSchool? Ben Carson Is Saying Stupid Things About Abortion—Again
  • #WomenBadgered There’s Now Only One Abortion Provider For Every Million Wisconsin Women
  • #WhenProLifeMeansProCancer Colorado County Nixes Funds for Planned Parenthood Cervical Cancer Program
  • #BecauseDuh Republican ‘Abstinence-Only’ Crusader’s 17-Year-Old Daughter Is Pregnant
  • #ScrotallyYours BREAKING: The Birth Control Wars Return To The Supreme Court
  • #WastingNoTime Kentucky House Republicans pre-file bill to end state funding for Planned Parenthood clinics

 

Education – Or Not

  • #BayouBlues Students in public school say Christianity is being forced on them.
  • #WhyAreWeStillHavingThisFight Holy war: Louisiana students fight Christian indoctrination at public high school

Fifty Shades Of Barking Mad

  • #WhatPlanetAreWeO?n Conservative Texas court to decide if homeschoolers can wait for the Rapture instead of teaching their kids

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • #HoodedHate KKK leader found guilty of molesting girls: ‘I will always hate the Jew — and please vote for Trump!’
  • #TexasTwoStep It’s Legal Again to Discriminate Against Houston’s LGBTQ Community

If Media’s The Message

  • #InvestedinTheRapture Pat Robertson: God Will Kill Stock Market Because of ‘Sodomites’
  • #FoxBlows After Houston LGBT equality defeat, Fox’s Erickson Calls Transgender Americans “Perverts” And “Mentally Ill
  • #SlimySleazyHuckster Huckajesus: “When will Obama defend Christians and defeat radical Islam?

Israel, End Times And The Likes Of John Hagee

  • #ThinkAboutIt End Timers Tony Perkins, Ken Blackwell and Jerry Boykin tour #Israel w/messianic prophet Joel Rosenberg
  • #RapturousInvestment Over the years, John Hagee’s CUFI has raised some $95 million for Israel. Money talks, which is why he has so much influence with today’s political establishment.
  • #StayAwayFromOurForeignPolicy! End Times Prophet Joel Rosenberg and FRC’s Tony Perkins: “Appreciated time today w/@Tzachi_Hanegbi, chmn of Knesset’s Foreign & Defense Affairs Comm., discussing Iran threat.”
  • #OhMagog Politically connected End Timer Joel Rosenberg argues genocidal versions drive Iran/ISIS
  • #WrongKindOfJews Union for Reform Judaism Adopts Transgender Rights Policy
  • #WithFriendsLikeThese In a Faustian bargain, the leaders of today’s institutional Judaism hold their collective noses, supporting the lie that Christian Zionists like John Hagee have no desire to proselytize and convert them. In welcoming their dollars and ‘friendship,’ bringing on the Final war is really whatJudaism is buying into. If you don’t think such an alliance won’t ultimately increase anti-Semitism, think again. There will be a price to pay for Jews willing to partner with this despicable group of Far RW Conservatives, a politically powerful group that discourages and damages peace efforts n the Middle East at every turn, all the while purporting to love ‘Zion.’

Politics Nation

  • #SittingCongressman Rep. Randy Forbes tells his church that there is a massive & terrifying conspiracy afoot to destroy faith in America
  • #WhosTedsDaddy? Rafael Cruz “It is appalling in a city like Houston, right in the middle of the Bible Belt, we have a homosexual mayor.”
  • #LionsAndTigersAndTinfoil Rep Randy Forbes (R-VA) panics over anti-faith conspiracy so huge he can’t even prove it
  • #VotingMatters Texas Governor Tweets That Discrimination Is A ‘Texas Value’
  • #HasntworkedOutBefore Guatemala Elected an Evangelical Entertainer as Its New President
  • #FatherOfFrankenstein Rafael Cruz is giddy that David Barton is leading one of Ted Cruz’s super PACs because Barton “is a man of unquestionable integrity” and “a man that America highly, highly respects.”
  • #TwoByTwoAndOutOfMarbles Carson sees a political significance to Noah’s Ark
  • #YouAreTheCompanyYouKeep Texas GOP congressman and Kansas Sec. of State Kris Kobach address White Nationalist-tied group
  • #TheIrrepressibleKimmie Kim Davis Is Kentucky’s Governor Now
  • #LongTimeComin The GOP is a neo-Confederate party now: The South and the religious right have devoured the Republicans whole
  • #DumberThanDust Ben Carson: My ideas about creationism and pyramids are ‘not silly at all’ — they’re in the Bible
  • #SingeringOffKey? Marco Rubio’s views on gay rights don’t exactly mesh with his latest mega donor’s actions.
  • #BachmannCarsonOverdrive Carson” is, basically, this cycle’s version of Michele Bachmann, except instead of maxing out at one-sixth of the Republican electorate, like she did in the summer before the primaries, he’s running at the head of the pack—and much closer to the day when voters start stepping into the booth.”
  • #PantsOnFireComeUnzipped Ben Carson Admits He Lied About Inspirational West Point Story

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • #SubmitWoman! Arkansas Pastor On Reproductive Rights: A Woman Thinks ‘She Has Rights Over Her Own Body’ But ‘That’s Not True!’
  • #VileMan n Moscow visit, Franklin Graham praises “gay propaganda” law, saying gays need to “take other people’s children
  • #WeSeeTheFutureAndItsNotJesus Young Americans are becoming less religious — and anti-science, anti-gay rhetoric may be a factor
  • #SubmitWomanII Tennessee man charged with raping wife in church parking lot: ‘I am your husband, I can get it anytime I want’
  • UmYeah Family questions faith after lamb sacrifice backfires — and cousin is hurled against freeway sign
  • #YourVoteReallyMatters A Brutal Christianity We’ll See More Cruel Laws like Indiana’s Until the Christian Right Is Defeated
  • #SmellsLikeChristianShariaToMe In Religious Arbitration, Scripture Is the Rule of Law
  • #ConstitutionallyCompromised U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) seems to believe that church-state separation is harming American society.
  • #TheocraticPronouncement Seven Mountains Advocate Declares That God Has Given Donald Trump ‘An Anointing For The Mantle Of Government’

Scandals, Scams And Like Flim-Flammery

Science Or Not

  • #DoctorHealThyMind Ben Carson touts creationism during Nashville speech
  • #FierceArsehole! Mankind Created From DUST: Carson Explains Creationism
  • #StartlingIndeed Alarming Video of Ted Cruz Attacking Climate Change as a Religion
  • #Brilliant Neil deGrasse Tyson debates pastor: Killer asteroids and genitalia debunk God as intelligent designer
  • #AndTheMoonsMadeOfCheese Morning Joe hosts scorch Ben Carson: Does he think Noah built the Eiffel Tower, too?
  • #MoreFromTheBrainSurgeon Ben Carson: Humans walked on the moon because America was founded on God

Theocracy Rising

  • #UnconstitutionalHuck Mike Huckabee At “Death To Gays” Convention: As President I Will Ignore Obergefel
  • #TodayInPresidentialNews Cruz: ‘Any President Who Doesn’t Begin Every Day On His Knees Isn’t Fit To Be Commander-In-Chief Of This Nation’
  • #SoMuchForSisterlyLove Philly adopts religious exemption policy for publicly funded clinic doctors.
  • #TheocracyRisen It’s not clear that Netanyahu is in charge of the Netanyahu government

Antidotes

  • Take heart: America Is Getting Less Religious, But The Religious Are More Accepting Of LGBT Rights
  • After Listening To Women, Longtime Anti-Abortion Congressman Becomes Pro-Choice
  • Conservative Colorado School Board Members Who Pushed For ‘Patriotic’ History Get Booted
  • Christian pregnancy centers freak out after California turns tables and forces them to disclose abortion rights
  • George H.W. Bush: I Have ‘Mellowed’ On Gay Marriage
  • “People should be able to do what they want to do, without discrimination. People have a right to be happy.”
  • Husband named and shamed by Jewish religious court for refusing his wife a divorce

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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.

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The Weekly Upchuck October 25, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s’ Issues

  • #ProLifeMyArse Texas ,cutting off state aid in the form of Medicaid to Planned Parenthood, is hell-bent on ending reproductive healthcare access for poor women
  • #ForNow Jindal Administration’s Attack on Planned Parenthood Funds Blocked
  • #KeyWordIllegal GOP Governors Won’t Stop Trying To Illegally Defund Planned Parenthood
  • God help you if you miscarry and your hospital is Catholic-sponsored
  • #PartingGift Boehner Appoints GOP Members to New Select Investigative Panel on Abortion & Planned Parenthood
  • #BecauseTexassTexas Goes After Planned Parenthood in ‘Unprecedented’ Investigation
  • #RightIsWrongThe Right’s Answer to Gutting Planned Parenthood? Elementary Schools, Homeless Shelters, Jails
  • #TheocratCrossing Carson Wants to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Education

  • WalkersFolly Wisconsin’s voucher program drained funding for public schools so severely the state may raise property taxes.

Fifty Shades Of Barking Mad

  • #HuckajeezusIzBonkers Huckabee: What’s the difference between smoking pot and denying someone a marriage license?
  • #SheSaidThis Abortions decreased Thanks To People Praying During Intercourse”

If Media’s The Message

  • #AbstinenceQueenHasASad Bristol Palin: Raw Story bashed my mom’s pro-life hypocrisy — so please buy her book

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • #GoAwayBadDream EndTimer Huckajesus Defends Israeli Apartheid, Decries Reality-Based Pundits
  • #BeginTheEnd Israeli Minister calls for third Temple to be built on Temple Mount.
  • #LastWingnutStanding? Cruz’s sincerity is tied deeply to the apocalyptic Christianity his father preaches
  • #PsstAskAngelaMerkel Netanyahu Suggests Former Palestinian Leader to Blame for Holocaust
  • #ApocalypticGreed Exxon Knew Everything There Was to Know About Climate Change by the Mid-1980s—And Denied It
  • #ByMansHand “WHAT WE’RE SEEING (in Israel) ARE THE SEEDS OF TRANSFORMATION OF A NATIONAL POLITICAL CONFLICT THAT CAN BE SOLVED INTO A RELIGIOUS CONFLICT THAT CANNOT BE SOLVED”

Politics Nation

  • #GoodNewsJohnny John Kasich should understand that a secular society is necessary to protect the freedom of religion.
  • #EstablishmentClauseHisArse Ben Carson:” It’s time for us to bring God back to our country”
  • #EstablishmentClauseHisBippy Jeb! speaks of his “faith journey” that has included a conversion to Catholicism, “a partnership with Jesus Christ” and a commitment to a “culture of life.”
  • #EstablishmentClauseHisHeinie Ted-The-Cruz: “I believe 2016 is going to be a religious liberty election”
  • #JustAskMicrosoft Fiorina, sez that “people of faith make better leaders.”
  • #FoodFight Baptist free-for-all: Cruz over Huckabee
  • #OrNot Ben Carson: ‘The Power Of God’ Is Behind My Presidential Campaign
  • #RyanWithTheFringyOnTop Ryan Has Long History With Fringey Duggar Ministry
  • #Duh Why is Jeb Bush Courting Pat Robertson?
  • #BryBryTrumped Trump has Support to Close Mosques, Crazy Bryan Fischer
  • #Foodfight! Senator Sessions warns Paul Ryan on betrayal of base.
  • #HucksFamilyValuesAreShowing Mike Huckabee Calls For Mass Civil Disobedience By Gun Dealers

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • #DrankTheKoolAid Fatal beating church: Former Word of Life Church member speaks out
  • #BecausePander Jeb Bush Doubles Down on Religious Liberty
  • #HappeningNowInMaryland Hymen Inspections: Certificate Of Purity Offered To Father On Daughter’s Wedding Day
  • #MeshugenahMuch? Jewish Evangelism: Speaking in Tongues Is a Key
  • #CrackpotFearMongerer Ben Carson: I Need Secret Service Protection Because ‘Secular Progressives’ May Kill Me
  • #TheocracyBySmallCuts Christian Fundamentalists’ Plot Against the Constitution: What Kim Davis’ Newly Unearthed Emails Reveal

Scandal

  • #OldishButWorthRevisiting Up to 400 Pastors Caught in Ashley Madison Hack
  • #AnotherDayAnotherFamilyValuesHypocrite Anti-gay GOP senator caught posting photos on the gay hook-up site, Grindr
  • #AnotherDayAnotherHuckster With a warrant out for his arrest, Ron Luce continues to steal and lie from fellow Christians ‘in the name of Jesus’”
  • #CreepyPerv Five women sue Bill Gothard’s ministry that has ties to the Duggars
  • #ThisMansCommandments Anti-abortion protester is a sex offender who raped a family member at knifepoint
  • #BigFatYuccccchhhhh ‘Rehomed’ girls to appear on ’20/20’ to debunk Rep. Justin Harris’ claims about their demonic behavior
  • #ThouShaltNotLie Pastor caught lying about ‘black robber’ busted again for pretending to be a Navy SEAL

Science – - Or Not

  • #HamHeadedDominion God has given us dominion over the earth and expects His people to study His creation to find answers.
  • #WowJustWow Actively Trying To Make Maine Dumber, Republican Gov. Appoints Creationist Education Commissioner
  • #WhateverHappenedToFirstDoNoHarm Study: Doctors May Be Discouraging HPV Vaccination

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • #Boom Court blocks Bobby Jindal’s efforts to defund Planned Parenthood in Louisiana
  • #SchadenfreudeAlertFive women sue Bill Gothard’s ministry that has ties to the Duggars

Theocracy Rising

  • #CrusaderAlert Military Religious Freedom Foundation demands Dover AFB halts support for fundamentalist “Operation Christmas Child”
  • #Gotcha No, Dover Air Force Base, You Can’t Recruit “Missionaries” for Franklin Graham
  • #RememberWhen W said public schools should teach evolution as a theory with as much validity as intelligent design?
  • #AndTheyLoveHimInIowa Ben Carson comforts conservatives: I will only police liberal speech on college campuses

 

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