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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 -- a racy novel that explores the dark underbelly of the right-wing Christian world -- and the go-to blogger on shocking religion news, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state (weekly upchucks), KC Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts.

You can link over to the official KC Boyd 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

– by KC Boyd

 Abortion And Contraception

Education

  • Race To The Bottom-Chuck: Louisiana Tea Party opposes common core math standards because they will turn students gay. And they’re serious.

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Equating Puke: Bryan Fischer declares that gays should be disqualified from serving in public office, just like rapists & pedophiles
  • Wiley Ricky-Dick Upchuck: Rick Wiles claims gay rights supporters, ISIS and Obama are working together to destroy America
  • Bry-The-Puke Pukes: Fischer: End Muslim Immigration Because ‘Islam Is Like The Ebola Virus’ Nice man. Intent on peace.

Fifty Shades Of Lies, Hypocrisy And Propaganda

  • Hooked On Heaving: Planned Parenthood Using Sex-Ed To Hook Kids On Abortion, ‘Akin To Tobacco Companies Providing Cigarettes To Kids’

Fifty Shades Of Loony

Fifty Shades Of Scammery

  • Lower Than Upchuck, Chuck: False prophet buys 4,000 bottles of ‘Holy Water’ to fight ebola

Israel, End Times And JohnHagee

  • End Times Lobby-Chuck: John Hagee hopes to one day “open a Washington office that has the ability on a daily basis to communicate with Congress members and Senators concerning the needs of Israel as we see it, and to become a daily influence on the policies of government as it relates to the State of” Israel.

Politics Nation

  • Raised In Upchuck: Sen. Ted Cruz will be joining vehemently anti-gay activists at a gala honoring his father Rafael next month in Texas

Religion Gone Bad

  • Just Sign No, Chuck: How Virginity Pledges Can End Up Hurting Kids
  • More Immoral Than Poop: Cincinnati’s Archdiocese disapproves of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as it doesn’t want fundraising to be sent to the association, which funds at least one study using embryonic stem cells
  • Um, Who’s Pro-Life Chuck? ‘Pro-Life’ Religious conservatives urge people to stop taking ‘ALS Challenge’ because it kills babies

Scandal

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • We Of Little Faith Chuck: Roberts Court Could Act This Week on Marriage Equality Request
  • Damn. Them. Chuck.  Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriage In Virginia
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Cliff Notes: "NRA only worried about the civil rights of white people." #Ferguson

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My dear friend and mentor, Cliff Schecter, has a new post up; Cliff has given me permission to share his work with you, so I’ll give you the latest edition of what I call Cliff Notes.

He skewers better than a chef at Smokey Joe’s BBQ. He’s sharper than the point on Sarah Palin’s pin head.

Here are a few excerpts from his latest, with permission. Please read the whole thing, because he has way more than I’ve included here. Kudos are in order; MSNBC's Alex Wagner gave Cliff and this article a shout out and some well-deserved attention. It's about the hypocrisy of the NRA and their apparent disdain for the civil rights of Ferguson residents. Well, some of them, anyway.

Here are a few bits and pieces, bu please link over for the entire post:

The National Rifle Association has been warning us about the threat of a heavily-armed and dangerous government crushing dissent for decades.  [...]

Their dystopian nightmare sounds exactly like what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri.

Yet somehow, the NRA seems to have missed the whole thing with the SWAT teams and the tank-like vehicles and the snipers and the LRAD sound cannon and the tear gas and the rubber bullets being trained on unarmed Americans. [...]

If I were suspicious of their motives--and I am--I might point out that when I visited their 9 acres of militarized gun-fun also known as their convention in Indianapolis, I saw fewer black faces than in your average episode of The Dukes of Hazzard. I'd also point out that LaPierre blows just about every tune he knows on his dog whistle, when warning his membership of the horrors confronting them during this period when violent crime has fallen to its lowest level in a generation [...]

The National Rifle Association often claims it is "America's longest standing civil rights organization" but apparently these minor issues were more important than the murder of an unarmed teen by a policeman, and the subsequent attacks by a militarized force on unarmed Americans in a U.S. city. It is the exact nightmare the NRA has been predicting. And yet, the NRA professes no kinship for those being crushed beneath the jackboots. It seems the NRA is only worried about the civil rights of white people.

Please read the entire post at The Daily Beast, here.

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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by author KC Boyd

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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 shocking religion news, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state (weekly upchucks), KC Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts.

You can link over to the official KC Boyd 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

– by KC Boyd

 Creationism

  • Ham In My Upchuck: With Kentucky Taxpayer Help, Moron Amusement Park Begins: Huge Bulldozers to Start Excavating

Education

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Um. Hurl. KKK Leader Disputes Hate Group Label: ‘We’re A Christian Group’

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • King Loon Spews: Showing his crazy again. Pat Robertson discusses plan to impeach Obama over Iraq: ‘Intervene, Lord! Send the angels!’

Fifty Shades Of Lies And Propaganda

If Media Is The Message

  • Four Score And Hurling: ‘Marxist’ Lincoln enslaved us all by ending Southern slavery
  • Um-Chuck-A-Lucka-Lucka: Teenagers Confuse A ‘Bromance’ Or ‘Guy Crush’ With Being Gay – Because maybe they are gay
  • Fox News Greta Van Susteren Christians Under Attack

Israel And End Times Politics

  • Book Of Revelatory Upchuck: To the delight of End Timers, the vast region Bush so blithely called the arc of instability seems to beheading for utter chaos or a mega-conflict

Military

Politics Nation

  • (David) Barf-dom: Pseudo-Historian David Barton Helps RNC Promote Its Campaign To Mobilize Religious Right Voters
  • Libertarian Ka-Ka: Rand Paul on abortion: Civilization will collapse unless fetuses get personhood rights

Religion Gone Bad

  • Upchucking Hard: Steve King says the GOP must restrain Obama so God can use the next president to “restore the soul of America”:

Same Sex Issues

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandal/Tragedy

  • Who Would Chuckie Punch?  California pastor punches wife’s face so hard in church parking lot that he breaks her glasses
  • Texas, Guns & Homeschooling, Chuck: ‘Very sheltered’ homeschooled Texas teen guns down both parents

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Voluntary Upchuck: Breaking With Other States, Judge Rules Tennessee’s Gay Marriage Ban Is Constitutional
  • Oy Chuck: The Enormous, Unbelievable Stakes For The Supreme Court In 2016

Women

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"You can’t go shoot someone already down.” + ENTIRE VIDEO of autopsy presser #Ferguson

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Ferguson Michael Brown autopsy shoot downImage via L.A. Times

The headline above, "You can't go shoot someone already down," comes from Nicole Tinson, a 23-year-old Yale Divinity School graduate student. However, her statement wasn't about Michael Brown's horrific death at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri police officer. It was about Ezell Ford, another young African American man who was gunned down by an LAPD officer. Via an L.A. Times article about hundreds who rallied for Ford over the weekend:

Ford’s killing has been compared with that of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo., whose death has attracted national attention.

This morning on MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell interviewed Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D). She quoted a young male Ferguson resident, also African American, who in two sentences expressed feelings of betrayal, fear, anger, resentment, pain, and disenfranchisement felt by so many others:

"I don't mind giving up my life right now. It's amazing I made it to twenty-one."

People want charges brought. People want decency and justice. People are hurting.

This morning, a private, preliminary autopsy report was released.

L.A. Times:

A preliminary autopsy commissioned by the family of Michael Brown suggests that there was no sign of a struggle in his death, and that all but one of at least six gunshot wounds in his body were likely survivable, according to Dr. Michael Baden, a renowned New York forensic pathologist who performed a private autopsy after a Ferguson, Mo., police officer killed the unarmed, black 18-year-old.

Baden said in his preliminary autopsy that he believes Brown would not have been able to survive the bullet that hit at the top of his head and traveled through his brain.

Baden said that Brown would have survived had that last gun shot not been fired into the top of his head. There were four bullets to the arm, two to the head, according to the preliminary report.

There was no reason to shoot Michael Brown in the head after having disabled him with at least four other bullets, based on what we know.

Via Gawker, Cops in Ferguson Threaten to Shoot Reporter, Mace Chris Hayes:

Also threatened by police Sunday night was MSNBC's Chris Hayes, who was filming when police told him, "Media do not pass us, you're getting maced next time you pass us."

Video at the link. Per Hayes, today the curfew has been lifted.

Sunday's Los Angeles Times has a regular feature in their Calendar section called "Underrated, Overrated." There is no link to this, but here it is, verbatim:

Overrated

The year 2014: Amid a summer filled with a bad action movie's worth of global crises that include a drought, an ebola outbreak and too many reports of war and violence to count, this year has seen a disproportionate loss of creative spirits, including Charlie Haden, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maya Angelou and now Robin Williams. If no one minds, how about we just fast forward to New Year's Eve and get this over with?

It's nearly too much to bear. But that doesn't matter, because despite how tough this is, we have to right the enormous wrongs. We have to look beneath the surface to understand that there's way more to this than these two appalling incidents. We have to educate ourselves and each other-- are you listening, news media?-- so that we can prevent further excruciating episodes, defuse the senseless discrimination and socioeconomic bombs that will continue to go off if we don't.

Chaos is not the answer. Listening, understanding, behavior modification, enforcing and respecting civil rights, finally doing something to effectively improve economic disparity, and practicing mutual respect is a start.

Just do something. The injustice, persistent anguish, and gaping wounds must not be tolerated. We're supposed to be better than this.

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Dep't. of Our Bad! 11-year-old detainee is U.S. citizen

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So didja hear the one about the 11-year-old boy who spent more than a month at a New Mexico detention? Turns out he was a U.S. citizen! What a knee-slapper, amIright ladies and germs?

Via the Los Angeles Times:

An 11-year-old boy — one of hundreds who have been shuttled to an immigration detention facility in the middle of the New Mexican desert — was released this week after it was discovered that he is a U.S. citizen, according to the child's attorney. [...]

There have also been reports of abuses and inadequate access to attorneys, healthcare and food at new detention facilities, specifically in Artesia.

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This child was held prisoner for more than a month. More than a month.

Laura Lichter, an immigration attorney and former president of American Immigration Lawyers Assn. who provides free legal counsel to detainees, said this:

"I think the fact that a U.S. citizen was detained and for this long before anyone actually realized that there was even the possibility that they had detained a U.S. citizen shows you just how little respect and attention is being given to people's cases... What this shows you is that there really is no due process here and that the system is only working in a way to deport people from the country. It is not working to protect people's claims."

Human rights, schuman schmights. Justice, schmustice. All that counts is rounding up as many of them "illegals" as possible who have that weird, non-white skin color. Throw 'em all in the hoosegow, pack 'em into a bus, and boot 'em out of our monochromatic Amurika. Who cares if they're citizens? They look different!

What's that? We've never been a monochromatic nation?

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Family values, my ass.

Freedom, my ass.

Exceptional, my ass.

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Your Weekly Upchucks: KC Boyd Brings Us Shocking Religion News

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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 shocking religion news, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state (weekly upchucks), KC Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts.

You can link over to the official KC Boyd 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

– by KC Boyd

Creationist Crackpottery

  • Kentucky Rides The Ark Chuck? Will taxpayers fund DC’s Hobby Lobby Bible Museum? Kentucky Officials Are Adamant About Propping Up The ‘Ark Park’

Christian Nation

  • Biblically Upchuckable: Steven Palazzo (R-MS) Sends Bible to All Colleagues
  • Cliven’s Mother Chucker: Of course ‘He’ did. Welfare Rancher Cliven Bundy Says God Told Him To Start A Civil War
  • Father of Ted Pukes Again: Rafael Cruz wants pastors to hand out biblical voting guides in church to save America

Education

  • The ABC’s Of Religious Upchuck: De Blasio’s Prekindergarten Expansion Collides With Church-State Divide

Fifty Shades Of Hate With A Side Of Yuck Tossed In

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • You Can Do Better Chuck: Religious Right Group Warns ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ Obama Is Persecuting Christians With LGBT Rights Push
  • Condom-ology For Upchuckers: Anti-LGBT activist cons his way into Pride parade to hand out fake ‘gospel condoms’

Fifty Shades Of Lying Propaganda

  • Lies From The Puke Of Barton: David Barton: Pro-Choice Candidates Will Take Away Your Property And Guns

If Media Is The Message

  • Hucking Dominionist Puke-Lies: Mike Huckabee: Obama ‘Acting Like God,’ ‘Worthy Of Impeachment’
  • Hagee Hawks A Loogie: Jesus’ Wing Man? John Hagee Blames ‘Nasty’ Welfare Recipients, ‘Pedophile’ Immigrants For Unraveling Of America

Politics Nation

Scandal

  • All Hail The Pervert-Chuck: Louisiana church posts video of standing ovation for priest after child sex accusations

Same Sex Issues

  • And Jesus Upchucked:  Florida church cancels ‘blasphemous’ funeral after learning man was gay
  • Backlash-y Upchuck: Pennsylvania bridal shop won’t sell gowns to lesbian couple, sparking backlash

Supremes And Lower Courts

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Your Weekly Upchucks: Hypocrisy, Shocking Religion News

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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 shocking religion news, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state (weekly upchucks), KC Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts.

You can link over to the official KC Boyd 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

– by KC Boyd

Abortion and Contraception

  • Chuck Says CHEESE-HEADS! In wake of Hobby Lobby, Wisconsin will no longer require employers to follow the state law mandating coverage.

Education

  • Duh-Chuck: To significantly decrease unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, maternal deaths and sexually transmitted diseases globally, we should start talking to boys and girls about their sexual and reproductive health as young as age 10, says a new study out of Georgetown University.
  • Homo-Whats Chuck? Utah man fired after boss complains blog post about homophones made school sound gay

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Jesus Hurls: Christian Church Curses Gay People With ‘Cancer HIV Syphilis Then Hell’

Fifty Shades Of Lies, Propaganda And Hypocrisy

  • Knocked Up And Upchucked: In yet another instance of Christian hypocrisy, Hobby Lobby Allegedly Fired Employee Due to Pregnancy

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • Akin’s Achin’ For A-Pukin’: Akin Says God Protected Him During ‘Legitimate Rape’ Controversy
  • Tides Of Hurl: God gave Alabama coal, so EPA can’t tell us not to burn it, state officials say

If Media Is The Message

  • Very. Treasonous. Upchuck: ‘Pray That God Cuts Short The Obama Presidency, And Punishes All Those Who Enabled It’

Israel And End Times (aka John Hagee)

  • Dermer Does Doo-Doo: Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer refers to those protesting the current war as “moral idiots’
  • Scorched Earth Chuckers: Senator Lindsay Graham exhorts Israelis to “go as far as you need to go...

Politics Nation

  • Lies From The Pit Of Puke Redux: GA GOP House candidate warns we are in the “last days.” And he’ll probably win.
  • Upchucking The Vote: Been going on for over a decade: Evangelical Churches Blatantly Violating Law By Electioneering From Pulpit

Religion Gone Bad, Religion Gone Mad

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Ba-Da-Boom-Chuck: And there you have it: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Male Justices Don’t Understand What Hobby Lobby Meant For Women
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