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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

The Weekly Upchuck April 19, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

Education

Fifty Shades Of Barking Mad

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • #ReligionPorn Right-wing rabbi: ‘Effeminate’ liberals are sexually attracted to ‘the masculine strength and brutality of Islam’
  • #InsideAHatersMind Neo-Nazi: I Hate Gay People ‘With A Passion’ And I’ve Killed Others
  • #ReligionKilz Migrants killed in ‘religious clash’ on Mediterranean boat
  • #CactileDysfunction Arizona Hate Preacher Who Tells Women They Deserve Rape Is Harassing Mosque-Goers

Fifty Shades of Lying Propaganda

  • #DoMuchHarm Pro-life MDs Back New Abortion Pill Reversal Process
  • #ChristerSpew Jindal: Christians are assaulted and victimized by Hollywood and Corporate America

If Media’s The Message

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

Politics Nation

  • #MayHisCampaignRestInPeace Rick Santorum calls President Obama a “nig” “
  • #PaintHimMalleable Here’s what we know about Marco Rubio’s faith of many colors
  • #PanderParty Bush burnishes his religious right bona fides by recalling his full fanatic act during the Terri Schiavo fiasco.
  • #MaybeNotSoMaleable Bombshell: Marco Rubio’s Miami Church: Exorcisms, Creationism, Anti-Gay Policies
  • #OnThe1stDayGodCreatedMontana Billionaire Tech CEO & Bible-Thumping Creationist Laying Groundwork for Montana Gubernatorial Run
  • #SeparateNotEqual Iowa GOP official says Christians should enjoy special rights: ‘There’s only one true God’
  • #PanderMuch? Next up at Liberty University: Jeb Bush
  • President of Susan B Anthony, a major anti-abortion group, says Rubio is ‘true believer’
  • #PoliticalZionism Anti-Gay Hate Group Will Bring Fox News, GOP Hopefuls On A Trip To Israel
  • #HawksTheLoogie Huckajesus Goes On Insane Rant: I Will Call Down Fire From Heaven If I Have To
  • #Cruz-YPoop Ted Cruz Asks Pastors To Preach And Pray Against Gay Marriage Ahead Of SCOTUS Arguments
  • #NoneDareCallThemDeathPanels Jeb Bush Proposes Requiring Medicare End-of-Life Directives
  • #Huckavomit “I don’t think anybody should enter into a decision that is this monumental… without a lot of prayer.” Huckajesus to announce plans concerning potential White House bid on May 5 in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas.
  • #ThereWillBeBlood Leading Republicans differ over armed ‘insurrection’ Ted Cruz is actively recruiting an army of preacher politicians in Oklahoma.

Religion Gone Mad Gone Bad

Same Sex Issues

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandal

  • #ScamminThePoor Pastor charged thousands to disabled man’s credit cards
  • #EwwwwChuck Another day, another sex-abusing ‘family values’ pastor. Sex abuse trial begins of ‘cult-like’ church pastor, with parade of accusers to testify
  • #Murder1 A two-year old child is dead after being starved by a church in Texas.
  • #KeepingItClassy Christian family band members in deadly parking lot brawl

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

  • #TitanicBlunder A Tennessee bill to make the Bible the state book is unconstitutional but some lawmakers won’t back down
  • #Frank-lyRecruitingGrand Hater Franklin Graham will “travel to all 50. States in 2016 to rally Xtians to vote & run for office.”
  • #AllAboutTheBase Conservative Leaders Plan Two Secret Meetings Aimed at Picking a Good Christer Candidate
  • #StateElectionsMatter Tennessee House votes Bible as official state book
  • #SpewingLarge ADF is the country’s best-funded and most powerful right-wing Christian group working against what the organization calls the “myth of the so-called ‘separation of church and state.’”
  • #ChristianNationist U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper (R-MISS) suggested his hopes that the sight of a mammoth cross will convince legions of hellhound passerby to turn over their lives to Christ.
  • #WhatsTheMatterWithOklahoma? Oklahoma attorney general wants private citizens to distribute religious literature in schools
  • #AdulterersWelcome? The 10 Commandments sit outside The Hotel Elegante in Dallas- a Religious Right owned facility

Antidotes

· Fox’s John Stossel smacks O’Reilly over Christian victimhood claims: ‘You’re just a 10-foot-tall crybaby’

 

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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

The Weekly Upchuck April 12, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

Creationism

Education

Israel , End Times And John Hagee

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • #MadHatter Pat Robertson will never change his mind about gay marriage until someone proves that anal sex can lead to pregnancy
  • #TheLoonsA’Howlin’ Pat Robertson: Forbid soccer on Sundays and God will make your kids rich like Chick-fil-A
  • #Bry-Bry Puke-Puke Bryan Fischer: President Obama Animated By The Same ‘Spirit And Energy’ As The Antichrist

If Media’s The Message

Politics Nation

 

Religion Gone Bad, Gone Mad

Same Sex Issues

Same Sex Issues

  • #NoQuietDeath LGBT battle far from over as ‘religious freedom’ bills multiply across the US
  • #SoSpeakethTheRoach Tom DeLay: Christians Must Fight For The Right To Discriminate ‘With Every Ounce Of Our Being’
  • #BoycottHate Why the fix to Indiana’s RFRA bill doesn’t go far enough”
  • #ZutAlors! Did The Pentagon Gay-Bomb America?
  • #TheCure FRC Spokesman: Homosexuality A Result Of Sexual Abuse, Can Be ‘Overcome’

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandal

  • #PastorCorleone Iowa bishop issues oddly detailed death threat from pulpit — but he won’t reveal target
  • #HypocriticOathers ‘Family Values’ hypocrisy on show again: Former South Carolina GOP Director & Infamous Twitter Troll Arrested for Domestic Violence
  • #PriestlyHookups If only there was an online hookup site especially for gay priests: Sexual corruption in the Catholic Church.
  • #CommandmentBlaster ‘Pastor’ pleads guilty to 22 counts including kidnapping, forced human labor, violent crime
  • #ArmedCrazyChristianWalmart Crazy video shows armed Christian musicians brawling with police in fight that left one dead
  • #CactileScam Tucson Faith Christian resigns from oversight group amid questions

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

  • #WayPastAbsurd House, Senate committees pass bill to make Bible Tennessee’s official book.

Antidotes

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Bullets & Burgers... and Brains Blown to Bits

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Nicole Sandler

 

And after you witness an instructor get his brains blown out by a 9-year old shooting an Uzi sub machine gun, you can eat a giant, juicy burger. Mmmmm.

This is what we've apparently come to. Welcome to America.

 The website for Bullets & Burgers was down this morning. I expected either to see an apology and notice that children would no longer be able to shoot these lethal weapons - or a memorial to the now-dead instructor, Charles Vacca. Sadly, the website is now back up - with pictures of all the weapons that you can go there to shoot, but not a mention of the tragic and preventable shooting death that took place there less than 48 hours ago.  Interestingly, there is no phone number on their site either.

This is only the latest sickening gun story to emerge in a country that offers multiple similar stories each day. If you're looking for that kind of blood lust, just follow David Waldman's #gunfail blog over at Daily Kos. 

I had already invited my friend Cliff Schecter to join me on the show today to talk about Bill & Melinda Gates getting into the gun fight 

[They] have given $1 million to Initiative 594 in Washington state. The ballot initiative, if passed by voters on November 4 (and it currently enjoys overwhelming support), will require universal background checks for all firearm purchases in the state.

I also wanted to speak with Cliff about the NRA's continued hypocrisy, this time in the wake of Ferguson and their failure to defend the African American community there. 

But, of course, we talked at length about this tragedy that killed a 39-year old man, and will forever haunt a 9-year old little girl.

Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars joined me in the first hour of today's show. She pointed out that accidents preventable shooting deaths like this have happened before. 

We also spoke about the racial divide, not only in Ferguson, MO but all over this nation, that's been amplified since the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Susie has a piece up at C&L , "In Ferguson, Black Drivers Are Profitable Cash Cows For Town's Coffers," about the racial makeup of traffic stops in that town, something that's echoed in small towns across the USA.  We also discussed the plight of TV & film producer Charles Belk, in LA for the Emmys, who was detained by Beverly Hill police for being a tall, bald, black man. He posted his first hand account of what was done to him  on Facebook. It's a travesty.

Then there's the shooting death of John Crawford III in Ohio, killed by police in Walmart for carrying a toy gun he got off a shelf in the toy department.

These stories are all too plentiful, and they must stop.

I've been asking what the spark that'll light the fuse to get Americans off our asses to make sure things change. I think Mike Brown's death was the spark, but it's a very, very long fuse.

Anonymous is trying to take the lead. Operation Ferguson is calling for a General Strike this Friday in the state of Missouri. They've set up a website at OperationFerguson.cf with all the info. But here's a taste:

A Message From The Protesters In Ferguson To Anonymous - READ HERE

Press Release READ HERE

Communique READ HERE

Operational Information CLICK HERE


 ACTION ALERT 1: White House Petition To Enact "Mike Brown's Law" - SIGN HERE

ACTION ALERT 2: White House Petition To Remove Governor Nixon From Office - SIGN HERE

Missouri Statewide "Hands Up & Walk Out" General Strike - READ HERE

Real-Time Updated List Of Solidarity Protests - CLICK HERE

 

I hope the people of Missouri join in. If they don't and this goes nationwide, count me in!

I'll be back tomorrow for the Thursday show. I'll speak with journalist Steven Thrasher and The Brad Blog's Brad Friedman, Radio or Not!

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Women Vote!

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Nicole Sandler

Welcome to August 26, 2014 - the 94th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. Although it's dubbed "Women's Equality Day," that's actually a misnomer, as women still have no constitutional right to equality. Although the Equal Rights Amendment was written by Alice Paul in 1923, it has yet to be ratified. But women do have the right to vote. And yes, women do vote!

That was the focus of today's "Gliberal Goddesses" gathering. Every other Tuesday morning, GottaLaff of The Political Carnival, Amy Simon of She's History, and I get together to talk about whatever we feel like discussing.

Today, Amy took the lead as the suffrage movement plays a big part in She's History.

Today also happens to be Primary Day here in Florida; Arizona, Oklahoma and Vermont go to the polls today too.

Because I'm still a bit under the weather and because I wanted to give her one final show of support, we listened back to the July 7 interview I did with Nan Rich, the former FL state senator and Senate Minority Leader who's vying for the Democratic nomination to run against Rick Scott for Governor.

It all comes down to today. So, if you're in Florida, I implore you to get out and vote!

And finally, last week we learned the sad, sickening news that ISIS militants had executed American journalist James Foley; today I spoke with a friend of his. Tom Risen is a reporter for US News and World Report, and went to college with Foley. Tom wrote a couple of articles about his friend last week, telling about how Foley encouraged him to come to Syria to cover the stories of the people there, and how he knew the dangers of the work, but had to do it anyway.

Another journalist named Risen has been in the news lately. It turns out the Tom Risen is the son of James Risen, the NY Times reporter and author who's being targeted by the Justice Department to turn over the names of confidential sources he used for a chapter in his 2006 book, State of War.

I'll be back tomorrow, with Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars and whatever the day brings, Radio or Not!

 

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