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Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.
Note: Check out Lauren's CDs, including her latest, "If My Uterus Were A Gun (And Other Musical Rants From The News)" - available at "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laurenmayer8" as well as on iTunes and Amazon. Her website is laurenmayer.com. She's on Twitter at @laurenscomedy
Lauren's podcasts are on IndieMediaWeekly.

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(A musical rant from an exasperated Jewish-mother-for-marriage-equality

Come on, people! Homophobia is so last millenium!

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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by Author @KCBoyd3

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian and the go-to blogger on religion, 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: The place where religion meets your rights

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

Christian Nation

  • Rushed To The Loo-Chuck: Ted Cruz And GOP Leaders Record Ads For Far-Right Groups: ‘God’s People’ Must ‘Restore’ American Values
  • Right-Wing Bilge: Theocracy in one easy lesson: GOP CANDIDATES SHOULD ‘KISS THE SON’, JESUS.
  • Thanks To The Scrotum: SCOTUS Victory Helps Hobby Lobby CEO Build $800 Million Bible Museum
  • Duh Chuck: NFL admits mistake in penalizing Muslim player for post-touchdown prayer
  • Upchuck Ejaculate: Frothy Joins the Green Family in OKC to launch the Museum of the Bible initiative.
  • Third World Upchuck: Amid troubling lack of oversight, there are serious questions about the quality of healthcare provided by missionaries in Africa
  • Upchuck Is A Civil Right: Catholic Leaders Say California Abortion Insurance Policy Is a Civil Rights Violation
  • Oversize Load: Jefferson would be repulsed by Justice Scalia

Creationism

  • Is That A Speck Of Ham In My Upchuck? “There’s a slippery slope in regard to authority,” “If you say that the history in Genesis is not true… why shouldn’t you just reinterpret what marriage means?”
  • Ch-Ching! A Chuckie Lightbulb Moment: Creationism Is About Gay Marriage, Not Science

Education

  • Tippecanoe And Upchuck Too: Ohio public school’s band’s ‘Salvation’ shirts prompt complaint
  • And Jesus Hurled: TN Teen Leaves Private Christian Academy After Disturbing Racist Bullying
  • Ben Carson Makes Us Ready To Upchuck: Fox’s Ben Carson: AP History Curriculum Would Make “Most People … Ready To Go Sign Up For ISIS”
  • Take Thine Frickin’ Revisionism & Shove It: Colorado: “Sickouts” close schools again over changes to history curriculum & links to teacher pay.

Electioneering

  • Not Christian Enough-Chough: Why Chris Christie and Jeb Bush were snubbed by social conservative leaders
  • Take Her To The Woodshed-Chuck: Whack Job Joni Ernst Flat-Out Lied About Supporting Personhood Amendment
  • Bemoaning Democracy’s Demise Chuck: Anti-Choice Super PAC Aims to Swing Senate Control With Attacks on Pro-Choice Democrats
  • AIPAC Hurls: How Israel Lobby Wooed (Coerced) a Lonely Lawmaker
  • The Glory Of Upchuck? Pat Robertson: Electing Mike Huckabee Would Be A ‘Hallelujah Moment’ For America? More like an F-U.
  • Equality Sux-Chux? GOP Congressional Candidate Refuses To Debate At ‘Suspect Venue’ Of Islamic Community Center
  • Women Have A Problem With Misogyny-Chuck: Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Has ‘Big Problem’ With IUDs
  • And This Chuck: Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate dismisses climate change: A higher power has it figured out
  • Graham’s Crackers Belong In S’mores Chuck: Looking for a VP slot. End Times-ing Lindsey Graham Explores 2016 Bid for Presidency
  • Exterminator Sprays: Tom DeLay Wants To Run For Office Again To Expose ‘Radical Marxist’ Obama

End Times, Israel And John Hagee

  • Binge And Purge: Michele Bachmann: The GOP’s End Times ‘Foreign Policy Expert’
  • So Bye-Bye Miss American Pie. Took My Chevy To The Levy And The Levy Was Full. Of Upchuck: What does a Republican-controlled Congress look like in 2015?
  • Leaving Us Behind Chuck? Belligerent, loud and willing to smash. It looks like the Apocalypse Caucus.
  • And John Hagee ‘s Jowls Quiver: PM Netanyahu suggests force on the table if US agrees to ‘bad deal’ with Iran

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Because He Can-Chuck: MN man upset over hand-holding in gay bar shoots couple with BB gun, shouts Bible verses
  • Puce Green: Pat Robertson: Obama ‘Trained’ To Protect Islam
  • Def Don’t Like Her-Chuck: Islamophobes (as in Pamela Gellar) sue New York transit authority for denying anti-Islamic bus ad
  • Shooting Her Mouth Off-Chuck: Ark. Firing Range Owner Announces ‘Muslim-Free’ Zone
  • Still Don’t Like Her-Chuck: Pamela Geller: Oklahoma Beheading Was The Next 9/11
  • Haven’t We Seen This Movie Before Chuck: It Might Be Time To Bring Back Internment Camps For Muslims
  • The Huckster Hawks A Big One: President Obama doesn’t want America to be the superpower, the exceptional nation that I believe God made us to be.”

Fifty Shades Of Lies, Propaganda And General Hypocrisy

  • You Had Me At Upchuck: Anti-Gay Activist Peter LaBarbera: I’m Like A Jew In Nazi Germany!
  • Because It Ain’t Tebow’s God, Chuck: Muslim NFL player penalized for praying after touchdown
  • Sexual Upchuck: Hallelujah! Christians Pole Dance for Jesus in Texas
  • Orwelllian Puke: In the world where up is down – - Texas Supreme Court justice: Churches went to sleep, let progressives take over
  • Tony Puking: With teen pregnancies down, Tony Perkins is up in arms about IUDs He’d rather the pregnancies.

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • Boynk-ing Mad: Jerry Boykin Wishes ‘Cowardly’ Christians Would Be Brave Like ISIS Terrorists
  • Doo-Wa-Diddy-Hurl: AMA Beware! Pat Robertson’s Faith Healing Will Put Doctors Out Of Business!
  • Koo-Koo Ka-Ka: Fischer: Ban Muslim Immigration Because We Don’t Know Who Is Carrying ‘The Decapitation Virus’ –
  • Perky-Puke: Tony Perkins: Gun-Toting Texans, Not Liberal New Englanders, Will Stop The Terrorists
  • Recuse Your Mouth From Speaking Spew Bry-Bry: Bryan Fischer asserts that if Justices Kagan and Ginsburg do not recuse themselves from cases involving marriage equality, they will be “committing a federal crime

If Media’s The Message

  • Constitutionally Billious: Fox host tells school to ‘stand up’ to atheists: ‘Salvation’ T-shirts are ‘harmless’
  • Dazed And Confused Chuck: Glenn Beck says he stands with gay Russians but partners with supporters of Russia’s anti-gay crackdown
  • Tangles Up In Upchuck: If you like Jesus, pumping iron & pumping/getting pumped by acquaintances bound by holy matrimony, there’s a website for you
  • Upchuckably Challenged:The brilliant reality TV star Jessa Duggar blames the Holocaust on the theory of evolution
  • What the DUCK? Creator of Duck Dynasty Starred in Gay Adult Film!
  • Savage Puke: Michael Savage: As part of his purported war on white people, Obama Wants To Bring Ebola Epidemic To

Politics Nation

  • News From The Abattoir Chuck: GOP gubernatorial candidate, Greg Abbott’s Views on Abortion Not Supported by Most Texans
  • Cruzin’ To The Toilet: Is Ted Cruz good for conservatives? Or is it the other way around? The answer matters a lot, because it’s not impossible that this guy could be the next GOP presidential nominee
  • Poetry In Motion Chuck: As the GOP reaps what it sows, the Schadenfreude flows: Disgruntled Kansas Tea Partiers Threaten to Sit Out on Roberts
  • The Pressure’s On Chuck: Christers repudiate Scott Brown for defending “a woman’s right to choose” abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.
  • Raffy Regurges: Ted Cruz’s Father Preaches That His Son Is An “Anointed King” Who Will Bring The “End Time Transfer Of Wealth”

Religion Gone Bad

  • Women With Cooties: El Al urged to stop ‘bullying’ of women by ultra-orthodox passengers
  • They Say Third Temple, You Say Third World War: Prepping the world for WWIII, International crowdfunding campaign to build Third Temple raises over $100,000
  • United States Of ISIS: Right Wing Columnist Wants to Hang Women Who Have Abortions- And this is different than beheadings how?
  • Women With Cooties II: El Al decides not to put in place policy on ultra-Orthodox men who refuse to sit by women
  • Mansplaining The Puke: MRAs for Jesus: A Look Inside the Christian ‘Manosphere’
  • IHOP? Pancakes Made With Poop: Inside the sinister International House of Prayer

Same Sex Issues

  • Bayou Barf: Louisiana church boots AA because they’d “have to accommodate homosexual &and lesbian community”(including conducting SSMs) if they let other groups use the building.
  • God’s Hand Hurls: Matt Barber Was Sent By God To Tell Gays That HIV Is Divine Punishment For Homosexuality
  • Methinks Pete Doth Protest Too Much-Chuch: Porno Pete: We Need Anti-Gay Campaigns Like We Have for Tobacco
  • Exporting Hate-Chuck: And Now A RW Christian Group Is Lobbying For Anti-Marriage Referendum In Slovakia
  • Dickwad Rising: 2nd Annual Ex-Gay Awareness Month to Feature Alan Keyes
  • Milky White Upchuck: Catholic University of America cancels screening of “Milk”
  • Disdaining Upchuck: LGBT Groups To Journalists: Stop Conflating Bigotry With Religious Faith

Sausage Makers And Their Snausage

  • Bachmann’s Overdrive Chuck: After Stating That Talk About Same Sex Marriage Is Boring, Michele Bachmann Tries To Walk Back Her Remarks.
  • Benghazi Barf Redux Chux: Rep. Randy Weber: Can’t Trust Obama On Ebola Because Of Benghazi
  • Puking All Over The 1st Amendment: Rep. Jody Hice: ‘Who Could Possibly Be Offended’ By School-Sponsored Prayer?

Scandal

  • The Upchuck That Refreshes: Catholic bishop in England resigns over affair with woman, calls decision ‘liberating’
  • Forgive Them Not Chuck: Abuse ‘rampant’ at Northern Ireland boys’ home
  • Nor Him, Chuck: Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn under Vatican investigation for shielding a priest in the ongoing clergy sexual abuse crisis.
  • Sucks To Be Upchuck: Mars Hill: Donations to mega church down sharply in August
  • Scammers Up Their Chuck: Here, there & everywhere: Leicester couple hands over £85,000 to bogus spiritual healer
  • Great White Vomit Scam: Man who left Portland Church of Scientology sues for $30,000 allegedly prepaid 4 religious training
  • Too Many To Count-Chuck: Connecticut Attorney Takes on Sexual Abuse of Children, Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • The Body Of Bile: Another leader in the body of Christ has admitted to a “moral failure” concerning his marriage
  • Finger In The Upchuck: Top Brownback Aide Being Investigated By FBI over receiving financial compensation from three insurance companies that were involved in Brownback’s health care reform, known as KanCare.
  • The Pattern Of Upchuck: CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP CAUGHT WITH THOUSANDS OF CHILD IMAGES
  • What The F-ck Chuck? Catholic group issues statement saying priests should protect child molesters’ confessions.
  • Sticky Fingered Chuck: A scandal a day keeps democracy away? North Carolina GOP Senator/Candidate Accused Of Welfare Fraud
  • Scandalicious . . . Or Not-Chuck: Influential Religious Right Donor Indicted For His Role In The Lisa Miller Kidnapping Case
  • Upchuck In My Mouth: Parents sue 2 churches after youth pastor solicits daughter

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Idolatry Of Upchuck: Atheist Groups Threaten Lawsuit Against Georgia High School Over Bible Verses on Football Statue
  • We Have A Bad Feeling ‘Bout This Chuck: SCOTUS to decide if municipal sign ordinances can restrict speech and religious liberty
  • Justice Upchucks: Texas Supreme Court Justice thinks that if we stick to the principles of the Ten Commandments, our nation would be far better off and we would once again be the light on the hill.
  • Chuck Sez, Ominous-er & Ominous-er: U.S. Supreme Court Meets To Consider Utah Same-Sex Marriage Case
  • Hugely Interesting-Chuck: SCOTUS will not take up the question of whether states can ban same-sex marriage in the list of cases it will hear in new term
  • Worrisome-Chuck: Is the right to worship in NYC public schools headed to the Supreme Court?
  • S-A-Y W-H-A-T Chuck????? Justice Antonin Scalia: Constitution allows religion to be favored over secularism
  • Smells Like Upchuck: Headscarf-wearing Muslim woman was denied sales job
  • Theocratic Rulings Make Us Hurrrrllll: 5th U.S. Circuit Court lets Texas immediately enforce abortion rules likely to close 12 more clinics
  • Confirmed: They’re Nuts-Chuts: Far past outrage: Alabama’s Abortion Law Puts Minors On Trial And Gives Their Fetuses A Lawyer
  • SCROTAL Train’s A’ Comin’:SCOTUS to rule on Abercrombie & Fitch ‘religious bias’ over hijab
  • As If Chuck:Holding The Religious Right To Its Own Standard

Antidotes

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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by Author @KCBoyd3

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian and the go-to blogger on religion, 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: The place where religion meets your rights

The Weekly Upchuck September 28, 2014 – Special Addition ‘Value’ Voters Summit

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • Sorry Chuck,But It’s Voter Apathy That Put Us Here: Religious Right Waging A Full Scale Assault On ALL Birth Control Thanks To Hobby Lobby
  • Got A Hanger Chuck? Fifth Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Closes Due to Targeted Budget Cuts
  • Stealing Dignity Chuck: 6 Women on Their Terrifying, Infuriating Encounters With Abortion Clinic Protesters

Christian Nation

  • The Transparency Of Puke: Religious Conservatives Finally Admit What They Really Want Out Of Hobby Lobby (Hint: Barefoot & Pregnant)
  • Hells Bells And Lukes Pukes: What Happens To Christianity When People Stop Believing In Hell?
  • Uh-Oh Chuck-O: Pew Poll Finds Americans Want More Faith in Public Life
  • Fieling Fundie: Sean Fieler, the Little-Known ATM of the Fundamentalist Christian, Anti-Choice Movement
  • Right Hand Of Puke: Time For God’s Chosen Ones To Rule And Reign With Him
  • Seriously Chuck. This One’s A Must-Read: The Chilling $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of
  • Tale As Old As Chuck: “The story of the politicized religious right is one of the biggest untold stories of our time.”
  • Boynk-ing Fundie: Top FRC official, Jerry Boykin, reports that the Jews are ready to convert any day now

Creationism

  • Shining Upchuck: Although author Steven King hints there is ‘Intelligent’ Design, he chooses “to believe in God, but has serious doubts.”
  • Adam Spews All Over Eve’s New Dress: The Creation Museum, “which is devoted to a literal, historical reading of the first book of the Bible, is in itself a forward operating base in the conservative war against legalized abortion, gay marriage, and the belief that man is at least partially responsible for climate change (the creationists’ retort being that God will not allow man to destroy a world that he created).”

Education

  • Chuck U: Between anti-taxers, schools-for-profit and Christers, do our kids have a chance? Creationism is just the start:How right-wing Christians are warping America’s schools
  • Not The Onion, Chuck: In Texas Textbooks, Moses Is a Founding Father
  • You Call Dem Teachers Chuck? You Call Dis School? The scary pseudoscience I was taught at a Christian fundamentalist creationist school
  • Indoctri-Upchuck: Colorado Teachers Protest Having To Teach Koch Backed Extreme Right-Wing Indoctrination
  • Viral Upchuck: AP History: CO school board member proposing ‘patriotic’ curriculum was following TX example

Elections

  • Congressman Hopeful (R-Ka-Ka) Gordon Klingenschmitt says that ISIS was prophesied in the Book of Revelation and is a sign of the End Times
  • Lively Puke: Scott Lively: (MY) “Campaign Manager is the Holy Spirit, & He has His own plan & purposes for my run for Governor of Massachusetts.”
  • The Stink Of Upchuck: Because They Think Women Have No Brain, Virginia Candidate Who Backed Forced Ultrasound Tries To Win Them Back
  • Congressional Quack Attack: Wife Of “Duck Dynasty” Cousin Running For Congress: I’ve Seen LGBT People Cured
  • Oozing Hypocrisy: Conservatives are always trying to win over Jewish voters. So why do they keep holding a major event on the Jewish holidays?
  • Background Puke: Running from his science background, ‘Duck Dynasty’ Nephew Touts Himself as ‘Prolife’ Hypocrite
  • Freedom To Puke On The First Amendment? Pulpit Freedom Sunday: Encouraging pastors to break the law and preach politics from the pulpit
  • Splat On The Constitution: New app allows pastors to compare church membership with voter registration files to see who needs recruiting
  • It Can Happen Here Chuck: Brazil’s evangelicals gain clout, close to electing first president

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Gods Hates Equality Chuck? Houston RR Group Says Supporters of Equal Rights Ordinance Are ‘Enemies of God’
  • Is That Vomit In Your Molotov? Molotov Mitchell says that “Imam Hussein Obama” is being anti-Semitic when he uses the term “ISIL.”
  • Todays GOP (GOPuke): 15 Values Voter Summit Speakers Who Think The US Is Becoming Nazi
  • Ducking The Poop: Duck Dynatsy Bro/GOP Congressional Candidate: Atheism, Post-Modernism Contributed To Sandy Hook Shooting.
  • Froth: Rick Santorum slams Muslims: ‘You don’t see Baptist ministers going on jihad’
  • Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad
  • Who Spiked His Cheerios? ‘It belongs to God!’: Pat Robertson snaps at ‘liberal’ viewer who wants to tax churches
  • Blah, Blah, Spit-Up. Repeat. Blah, Blah, Spit-Up. Repeat: Tony Perkins: Obama Is Not A Christian But ‘Overly Sympathetic’ To Islam
  • Waaaay, Chuck: 1 in 4 Pastors Have Struggled with Mental Illness Ask me, I’d say it’s more like 3 out of 4.
  • Frickin’ Whacked Out Of His Mind: Rick Wiles: Obama Protecting ISIS, ‘May Be The Islamic Mahdi’
  • Nucking Futs: Drive a Lexus? Their “F series will provoke lust, unleash wrath, incite envy, & elicit pride” sending you ustraight to Hell.”

If Media Is The Message

  • Male Headship Poop: Fox News explains why contraception is bad and tobacco is good: Because men, that’s why.
  • Sliding On A Pool Of Vomit: ABC’s Laura Ingraham Is Worried About Date Rape And Misogyny, Suggests Starting With How Girls Dress

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Ma Nishtana Chuck: Jews used to b known & admired for debating difficult issues. Now, Talk in Synagogue of Israel and Gaza Goes From Debate to Wrath to Rage
  • Genetically Predisposed Toward Upchuck: John Hagee: ‘If You’re Not for Israel, You’re Biblically Ignorant or Not Christian’
  • Eenie-Meenie-Mynee- Puke: Fox Whines About So-Called Bigoted Christians Being Persecuted In Canada

Lies, Propaganda and Random Hypocrisies

  • Lies From The Pukes of Hell: America’s Christian Heritage Under Threat, Say Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Tony Perkins at ‘Star Spangled Sunday’
  • The Hypocrisy Of Upchuck: So Much For Religious People Being More Righteous
  • A Slippery Step Further: Atheists Have Stronger Family Values Than Evangelical Christians
  • Exterminator Sprays Spew: Tom DeLay says POB refusing to act against ISIS because he is secretly a member of Code Pink
  • Oh, Pish-Tosh: David Lane declares that “until America restores the authority of the Bible in public education and the town square, our freedom hangs in the balance.” – See more at:
  • The Matter With Kansas Is that They’re Always Upchucking: Kansas ‘Family Values’ Republicans Resort To Auctioning Off Sex Toys To Fill Budget Hole They (Brownback) Created

Military

  • Patty-Cake, Patty-Cake Pukers’ Man: “Little Jewish radical,” eh? Got anti-Semitism, Pat? A ‘Little Jewish Radical’ Responds to Pat Robertson

Religion Gone Bad

Same Sex Issues

  • Saudi-Like BMV Chuck: Texas woman denied driver license because of her same-sex marriage
  • Cleopatra – - And Elizabeth Taylor – - Would Hurl! Egypt Goes After Gays to Silence Islamist Critics

Sausage Makers And Their Snausage

  • The Upchucking Cruz-Mobile: “When this country was founded, it was founded on the radical concept that our rights don’t come from kings, queens or governments, but our rights come from Almighty God.”
  • Turning In His Grave Chuck: Frank Wolf (R-VA)-Christians May Have to Follow MLK’s Example, Go to Jail, to Protect Religious
  • What’s Up With That Chuck? Rick Perry Cites Joan Rivers’s Death to Defend Restrictive Texas Abortion Law
  • Oozing Oily Hypocrisy: “Kissing congressman” Vance McAllister: Blessed I have a Christian wife
  • ‘Tide’ Of Vomit: Lawmakers plan student prayer bill in Alabama; concerns raised over constitutionality
  • Flipping Demented: Congressman Denies Making Controversial Comments About Gays, Forgets The Entire Thing Is On Tape

Scandal

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • SCROTAL Bias? Showing how intertwined religion is w/political life, disputes over religion return to Supreme Court
  • SCROTUS, Time TO Break Out Our Worry Beads: Heaving A Big ‘OY,” Is the right to worship in NYC public schools headed to the Supreme Court?
  • Scrotal Puke: Why voting matters/ Why You Can’t Trust The Supreme Court, In Three Quotes
  • Um, Duh-Chuck: Despite judge’s ruling, Ten Commandments are religious, not secular

Antidotes

  • The Pope Gave This Man A Promotion And He Could Dramatically Change The Focus Of The Catholic Church
  • Pope Francis denounces ‘perversion’ of religion to justify violence
  • Religion can be ‘dangerous and lethal’, warns Bishop of London
  • Justice Kagan Performs Same-Sex Wedding
  • Judge rules in favor of Same Sex Marriage in, of all places, Louisiana!
  • MARRIAGE IS FOR EVERYBODY, SAYS FORMER ANTI-GAY EVANGELICAL
  • New Orleans Episcopal priest welcomes new Planned Parenthood.
  • Sick to death of the ‘Dumb-Down,’ Colorado students walk out to protest conservative ‘censorship’ of AP history
  • Pennsylvania State Senator Comes Out As Gay: ‘Get Over It. I Love It. It’s A Great Life.
  • Good Call! Football coach sidelined over prayer
  • How the Christian Right Is Getting Beat at Its Own Game, By Satanists of All People
  • Pope Francis fires conservative Paraguay bishop who promoted priest accused of abuse
  • Thanks to the 1st Amendment, Pennsylvania County Must Not Prosecute Teen For ‘Desecration’ Of Jesus Statue

 

 

Choice Quotes From the 2014 Value Voters Summit

Thanks Go To RightWingWatch and PoliticalResearch .org

  • Jerry Boykin says Obama doesn’t trust military leaders b/c they love America, which is something he can’t understand
  • Ted Cruz: Iranian leaders are “swilling Chardonnay” with Obama administration officials
  • Ted Cruz waxing nostalgic about his faux-filibuster against Obamacare
  • Multiculturalism, diversity, fairness, whatever” are not “American values”
  • “If Israel goes down, we all go down. Israel are God’s people. It’s a moral issue.” – MG Bob Dees
  • Michele Bachmann says America is engaged in “spiritual warfare” against Islam
  • Michele Bachmann to Obama: Islam is the problem and you need to ‘declare war on it’
  • Oliver North links opposition to gay marriage to his speech on national security
  • Ollie North challenges ACLU to sue soldiers for praying
  • Bachman insists: “I am a normal, real person.
  • Ted Cruz demands Congress repeal Common Core, which is something Congress never passed
  • Rand Paul says American civilization will collapse due to abortion rights
  • Also from Rand Paul: ““America I believe is in a full-blown crisis – a spiritual crisis.”
  • More Rand Paul: “What America really needs is a revival.”
  • Panelist warns of “Islamic sanctuaries” of Nashville, Dearborn, Greenville & Lackawanna
  • Gary Bauer claims Obama “more interested in protecting the reputation of Islam than saving the lives of Christians”
  • Bauer went on to categorize all Muslims from several nations, including Iran, as “bloody” and murderous.
  • Frothy spews to ‘values’voters: Rick Santorum: businesses pushing pro-gay “re-education
  • Frothy Rick warns “dictatorial… secular statists” are destroying America
  • More Froth: Santorum truly sounds like he’s calling for all-out war with the entire Islamic world. Says “the reason they’re winning is because they’re the ones willing to sacrifice.”
  • Rand Paul: he 1st Amendment is not about keeping religious people out of govt, it is about keeping govt out of religion
  • Brian Brown: GOP will win more elections if they run anti-gay candidates like Rick Santorum
  • Jerry Johnson of National Religious Broadcasters thinks Americans are living under a “self-imposed Sharia law” on issue of gay marriage
  • Highly moral #VVS14 rents booth space to not-so-moral felon Dinesh D’Souza.
  • Kelly Shackleford, President, Liberty Institute says that religious employers and employees should be able to discriminate against employees and customers who don’t conform to their religious beliefs.
  • “Rand Paul: Obamacare tries to separate our faith from our businesses. Thanks goodness for the [Hobby Lobby] Supreme court ruling.”
  • Sarah Palin says the anti-gay, anti-Muslim, old white crowd at #VVS14 is “the most slandered group in America today”
  • And: “We can keep faith in our one nation because it is under God.”
  • And: Liberals support a “screwed up, Orwellian leadership.
  • And: Liberals are afraid of me and “common sense ideas”
  • And: Liberals are “the truly prejudiced folks”
  • And: In Alaska we are “choppin wood, butcherin a moose or something”
  • Bobby Jindal: Obama pushes “envy, class warfare, dividing us, redistribution”
  • Bobby Jindal 2016 slogan: “It’s the culture, stupid!”
  • And Little Bobby continues: Liberals fail to “recognize the dignity” of “all God’s creation.”
  • And: Jindal claims there is an “unprecedented assault on our religious liberty rights” in US, cites Hobby Lobby
  • FRC’s Jerry Boykin wishes “cowardly” US Christians would be brave like ISIS terrorists
  • EW Jackson, the unsuccessful GOP nominee for Virginia Lt Gov in 2009: Marriage equality supporters are liars who defy God’s truth.
  • More EW(www): “How dare you try to redefine an institution that God himself ordained?”
  • Erick Erickson: people who believe in evolution “worship science” and think “we’re primordial goo.”
  • Increasingly deluded Benham brothers once again compare themselves to Mideast Christians facing violent persecution from ISIS
  • David Benham, who once called gay people Satanic “filth,” claims he is the real victim!
  • Alan Robertson of Duck Dynasty: God is using our family to restore American culture in this time of crisis
  • Just for the record, Alan Robertson just noted that Phil Robertson looks like Osama bin Laden family to restore American culture in this time of crisis
  • Mike Huckabee says evangelical Christians failed God by not successfully voting Obama out of office in 2012
  • Mike Huckabee: states should defy court rulings in favor of marriage equality
  • Mike Huckabee says the Mideast conflict is a showdown between “the descendants of Ishmael and the descendants of Isaac”
  • Jim Bob Duggar promoting anti-choice legislation in Tennessee and the Ohio ‘heartbeat bill,’ which bans abortion in nearly all cases
  • The Duggar clan sings singing a song about how everyone deserves to go to Hell.
  • Back To The Huckster: Mike Huckabee tells #VVS14 that Christians must vote to ensure that America will “bow its knee before a holy God”
  • An A.M. EWwwwwww: E.W. Jackson says 1000 years from now, marriage will still be one man & one woman “because God ordained it that way!”
  • Rios tells #VVS14 that after 9/11, the nation turned back to God … but now, thanks to liberals, God is being purged from society.

 

  • Sandy Rios slams the “Boston Strong” response to the Marathon bombing, for not recognizing that God is the source of all strength.
  • That’s more like it! Rios tells #VVS14 that “the Muslim Brotherhood has deeply infiltrated our government.”

 

  • Ryan Bomberger tells the #VVS14 audience that the Founding Fathers were “extremists,” just like the groups hosting this conference.
  • Apparently it is up to “citizen journalists” like Ryan Bomberger to tell the truth, because actual journalists don’t fear God.
  • Mat Staver tells #VVS14 that the contraception mandate is forcing Americans to literally participate in genocide.
  • Mat Staver very much wishes that Benjamin Netanyahu was an America citizen so that he could vote for him for president!
  • Mark Levin tells #VVS14 that evangelicals are “the most tolerant people I deal with”
  • Mat Staver says that the contraception mandate means that America is worse than Rwanda and Nazi Germany
  • Staver says he loves everyone, but “every once in a while it’s time to act like Jesus with the money changers.” (Is he advocating whipping Liberals?)
  • Literally 20 seconds after calling same-sex parents “straight from the pit of hell,” Staver says “we would never run an ad in the Washington Post calling people haters.”
  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine claims Obama is aiding and training Al Qaeda terrorist
  • Todd Starnes tells #VVS14: “You have a friend at Fox News”
  • Starnes says America is targeting only one religion for persecution, and that’s Christianity. He also says Obama is treating the American military as a “social experiment petri dish.”
  • Starnes: “Christian boys and girls are facing unbelievable assault”
  • Starnes says that public universities and schools should be able to preach Christianity to non-Christian students who are required to be in attendance.
  • Brigitte Gabriel: Islam is like Nazism
  • Brigitte Gabriel: “cancer of Islamic barbarism” is “rising worldwide”
  • Brigitte Gabriel: Obama is “blind to terror, ignorant to terror… catering to terrorists, inviting terrorists to the White House” #VVS14
  • Brigitte Gabriel intends to turn her anti-Islam Act for America organization into “the NRA of national security” groups.
  • During Gabriel’s talk, an audience member just said “we should kill all the Muslims.” All the audience members around her murmured “yeah.”
  • Glenn Beck: We could burn every school book, you can learn everything you need in the Bible!
  • Beck wrote his own intro to the bible, talking about how the government isn’t biblical enough. He’s reading it from inside a real bible, elevating his words to “scripture status.”
  • Top issues for #VVS14 voters: 1st: Religious Liberty – 39%, 2nd: Abortion – 24%, and 3rd: Marriage (no percentage given.)
  • Congressman Jim Bridenstein (R-OK) “Absolutely nowhere in the constitution or the 1st Amendment is there separation of church and state.” He also says that if we remove the word ‘god’ from the pledge of allegiance, it would officially establish Atheism as the national religion.
  • Liberty Institute Session:
  • Liberty Inst says they work in 4 different areas: public arena, schools, churches, the military. They say that religious liberty has nothing to do with individual rights, but about the right of churches and pastors to “expand outside of the walls of the church.”
  • Liberty Institute is really leaning on the rules that pastors cannot give religious sermons at public school graduations. According to these Christian Right groups, their own religious liberty is violated if they are not allowed to preach to non-Christian students were are required to be sitting in the audience.
  • Liberty Institute says they are “winning” the battle of Religious Liberty. Sadly, that’s very very true. The Left has yet to figure out how to truly speak to the truth about Religious Liberty
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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by Author @KCBoyd3

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian and the go-to blogger on religion, 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: The place where religion meets your rights

Abortion

  • As Ohio Goes, So Go The Upchucks? Inside the secret war on abortion clinics that could shutter them across America: Anti-abortion activists in Ohio are plotting to pick off clinics one by one. By the time a judge catches up, it may be too late
  • Ouch M’Gouch Chucks: While you weren’t looking: How the Catholic Church masterminded the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby debacle

Christian Nation

  • Damn The Torpedoes, er, Constitution Chuck: Tennessee cheerleaders defy ban on school prayer, lead fans in pre-game Lord’s Prayer
  • Know Your Junk, Chunk:Five food chains owned by far right wingers who’ve spent big bucks opposing gay/abortion rights/funding conservative super-Pacs.
  • Boynk-ing Mad: Boykin: Communist Dictator Obama Is Using Psy-Ops On Americans
  • Upchucking On a Precious Antidote, Dammit: Christer pressure prevails: Arkansas State lifts ban on football helmet crosses

Creationism

  • Twerking Badly: ‘Ark Park’ Mastermind, Ken Ham, To Headline Conference Organized By Group Tied To Neo-Confederates

Education

Electioneering

  • Pass The Barfin’ Bag: Klingenschmitt: Satan Is Silencing God’s Prophets Through Ex-Gay Therapy Bans

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Um, Hurl: Bigoted, racist actor Kevin Sorbo explains why more Christian movies aren’t made: Hollywood is “run by the world of the, um, Jewish population,”
  • S’getting’ Pukey Out There: Pat Robertson: ‘One Little Jewish Radical’ Has ‘Terrorized’ Our Cowardly Military
  • Up Yours Chuck: Oh god. Not Pamela Geller again. Anti-Islam ads coming to New York
  • Lovable La Babs Shoots Out A Dab: Peter LaBarbera: “I am generally an upbeat, affable guy, I love God and I love people”
  • Pamela, Schamela. Super-Dooper, Pooper: The vile, hate-filled Pamela Geller rears her ugly head. Again. Group to Sue After M.T.A. Rejects Ad That Refers to Muslims Killing Jews

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • Bacon Makin’ Hurl: Bryan Fischer says the fact that people can buy and consume bacon proves that America is a Christian nation
  • Uppa-Chuck-A-Lucka: Separation Of Church And State Helps ISIS
  • Round The Bend In Her Upchuck-Mobile: Housewife rewrites Harry Potter as a Christian series so her kids won’t read about witchcraft
  • If It’s Friday, It Must Be Upchuck: Fischer: Rising Sea Levels Are Of No Concern Because God Will Never Destroy The Earth With Flood Waters

If Media Is The Message

  • Irrepressible Vomit Alert: Phil Robertson: AIDS is God’s punishment for immoral conduct.
  • Hannity Hurl: Sean Hannity: Parents Should Be Allowed TO Teach Kids ‘Being Gay Is Not Normal’
  • And So We Upchuck: Tenn. man says he ‘serves the Lord’ with billboard calling gays an ‘abomination’
  • Vomit In My Mouth: Rapture-Related Christian Movies Are More Popular Than Ever.
  • Giving Upchuck A Whole New Meaning: Here’s a new one: Schools Fight Abstinence To Protect ‘Condom Profits’
  • Slid In Vomit: Televangelist: Nazi-Style Gas Chambers And Concentration Camps Now In America

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Yikes. Hagee’s Head Is Occupied By Upchuck: Israel is not an ‘occupier’ but the owner of the land

Religion Gone Mad

  • Praise Jesus-Chuck? Abuse and be saved. Ray and Jayna Rice became Born-Agains post life-threatening beating.
  • Upchucking Through A Glass Darkly: Dark Discussions on the Christian Right
  • Wacked Out Puke: Jesus Said Knock You Out: In ‘Fight Church’ Christians Beat Thy Neighbor
  • Say What Chuck? And morons believe: Televangelist: Nazi-Style Gas Chambers And Concentration Camps Now In America
  • Imagine That Chuc-A-Luck: Greg Laurie Says Prosperity Preachers ‘Hijacked’ the Bible; Explains What It Means to Prosper
  • A Lotta Spew: What Does Proper Christian Woman Womanhood Have To Do With The Ray Rice Story? Turns out, a lot.
  • Ain’t He Done Enough Chough? Hobby Lobby president Steve Green urges Christians to stand up to the government
  • Up The Down ChuckCase: Pat Robertson’s Brand Of Christian Love: Blessed are the fully armed”
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply: My Father Repented of “Christian Spanking” Too Late

Scandal, Scams And Big Fat Cons

  • A Week Of Lunches Down The Toilet: Alabama pastor drives girl to citypark to rape and sodomize her, police say
  • Who’s The Perp-Chuck? DA prosecuting kid for raunchy Jesus photo prank committed adultery, is a porn
  • Upchuck You: Accused if rape, fugitive rabbi claims to be impotent
  • South African Hurl: Here, there & everywhere: Sahara Reporters Finger Pastor In South African $10 Millions Arms And Plane Scandal
  • Another Day, Another Upchuck: Church members say Pastor took money and left debt
  • Scammy, Flim-Flammy Yo Mammy: Megachurch Pastor ’Loves Taking Church Offering;’ Kicks Off ‘The Church Just Wants Your Money’ Sermon Series
  • The Pompatus Of Upchuck: Always has, always will: Faith healing makes a killing.
  • Literally ‘Down Under’ Chuck: Australia’s popular pentacostal Hillside Church under scrutiny re child sex abuse
  • Pants-Down Poop: Pittsburgh pastor’s disastrous megachurch Ponzi scheme

Sausage Makers And Their Snausage

  • Indefensible Upchuck: Lindsey Graham on abortion ban: If pregnant mom sings to her fetus then it must be a person
  • Little Bobby Burps: Bobby Jindal Says Americans Want a ‘Hostile Takeover’ of Washington
  • Little Bobby Belches: Biology Major Jindal: “I was not an evolutionary biologist”
  • Representative Of GA-rbage: Jody Hice (R-GA): Separation Of Church And State Caused Gang Violence, Teen Pregnancy
  • Spewing From The States: Ohio GOPer: Fight Against ISIS ‘Is No Different’ Than Fight To Outlaw Abortion
  • Jindal Jerks On: Jindal: ‘Obama Administration Are Science Deniers’ For Not Using Enough Fossil Fuels
  • Huckster Hawks Incendiary Loogie: Mike Huckabee Promises Christians That The ‘Sons Of Isaac’ Will Defeat The ‘Sons Of Ishmael’

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • My Hobby Is Upchuck Cleanup: Judge: Hobby Lobby Decision Means Polygamous Sect Member Can Refuse To Testify In Child Labor Case
  • Prairie Oyster Hurl: Americans United asks a federal appeals court to strike down Texas’ religion-based ban on same-sex marriage.
  • SCROTAL Headway: Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on gay marriage
  • Declaration Of Ka-Ka:Oklahoma judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol.

Antidotes

  • Frank Sinatra’s views on organized religion were decades ahead of his time
  • Robert Griffin III, forced to turn “No Jesus,NoPeace” T-shirt inside out Christers blame gays.
  • Conservative sites are flipping out that Miss America worked with Planned Parenthood. The pageant has a long pro-choice history
  • Iowa’s Telemedicine Abortions Can Continue—for Now
  • At least there’s this: Air Force to allow officers to omit “So help me God” from oaths if an Airman chooses.
  • Stop the presses!!! Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
  • Texas judge denies request to end same-sex marriage
  • Pope Francis adviser hints at rethink on contraception ban
  • College students drown out street preacher’s anti-gay sermon with song about Jesus

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