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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.

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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 8, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • #MiscarriageAsCrime “Years of investment in rightwing think tanks in Indiana is bearing fruit. It is manifested in legislation that criminalizes abortion and allows religion to be used as an excuse for discrimination in stores, restaurants, and other commercial services.”
  • #HydeFromIgnorance ‘Reach’ of Anti-Choice Hyde Amendment May Get Wider
  • #AFingerInTheDike 235 Anti-Choice Bills Proposed in State Legislatures Since January
  • #HerosThe crusade against abortion is backing OB-GYNs into a corner and some are leaving the field to devote themselves to abortion
  • #VergingOnCriminal Tense Debate as Texas House Shifts HIV Funding to Abstinence
  • #StateByStateByState ‘Personhood’ Amendment Could Be Considered in Louisiana. Would outlaw abortion, IVF, and some birth control
  • #ThereOughtToBeALaw Anti-Choice Protesters ‘Terrorize’ Mississippi Community Targets include churches and a children’s hospital
  • #TarringTheirHeels North Carolina GOP Takes Two-Pronged Approach to Restricting Abortion Rights

Creationism

 

Education

Fifty Shades Of Hate

 

Fifty Shades Of Propaganda And Other Such Lying Hypocrisy

If Media’s The Message

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • #GrandOleChristocracy The fear of public disagreement with an Israeli government isn’t just the product of lobbying by groups that claim to represent American Jews. The theocrats’ takeover of the Republican Party is at least as significant.

Lies, Hypocrisy and Other such Propaganda

Politics Nation

  • #TheMeaningOfIs Liberty University now claims Sen. Ted Cruz’s candidacy announcement…wasn’t a candidacy announcement
  • #TheWorldAccordingToRand According to Paul, there is absolutely a place for religion in government, there just isn’t a place for government in religion.
  • #CarsonallyOutOfStep Ben Carson Says It’s ‘Vital’ to Support Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law
  • #SupportedItBeforeHeDidnt Jebya strongly supports Religious Freedom Restoration Act
  • #ThisTImeItsMarco Fun times watching GOP pols jockey for biggest supporter of Indiana blunder. Call it Dem schadenfreude
  • #FatherKnowsBest Why Ted Cruz Will Not Be A 2016 Contender, Rafael Cruz Edition
  • #AllAboutThatBase Rand: I Don’t Believe in ‘Gay Rights’
  • #ComeHellOrHighWater Katie bar the door, he was gonna do this. Pence and the Indiana Legislature were warned by 30 expert law professors
  • PanderMuch? Jebya: People Won’t Think Indiana’s Discrimination Law Discriminates
  • #Ouch “Mike Pence is out of his league as governor”
  • #NotAprilFools Rep. Molly White Files Bill Requiring Hymen Inspection
  • #LetTheChristianPrimariesBegin America’s Next Top Bigot: Why GOP’s Upcoming Primary Is an Anti-Gay Freak Show
  • #PanderMeOnce Jeb Bush not helping himself with Christian conservatives
  • #StillEarly Ted Cruz running second to Jeb Bush in new poll, Christian conservative still divided. Perry barely registers.
  • #CottonMouth Senator Says Critics Of Indiana Should Get ‘Perspective,’ Be Thankful State Doesn’t Execute Gays
  • #OrMakingACruzTellTruths Ted Cruz: Banning Anti-Gay Discrimination In Public Services Like Forcing A Rabbi To Eat Pork
  • #JebyasCred If You Liked the Handling of the Terri Schiavo Case, You’ll Love President Jeb Bush
  • #WhatABunch 2016 GOP HOPEFULS LINE UP TO DEFEND INDIANA’S DISCRIMINATORY ‘RELIGIOUS FREEDOM’ LAW
  • #HuckAChuck Huckajesus: Gay-Rights Movement ‘Won’t Stop Until There Are No Churches’. . .he means to say no RW hate-driven churches
  • #CruzAlert Cutting Through the Fog of Ted Cruz to Find His Deep Connections to the Christian Dominionist Right
  • #HuckALoogie Mike Huckabee Accuses Businesses Of Caving To ‘Militant Gay Community’

Religion Gone Bad, Gone Mad

Same Sex Issues

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandal

  • #RachelsSchadenfreude Actress Rachel Griffiths ‘elated’ at blaze that gutted church linked to child sex abuse. It was the home of priest Ronald Pickering, who was found to be a pedophile by the Catholic Church but was never brought to justice before his death.
  • #FamilyValuesPastor WI Lutheran Pastor Resigns After Sending Rape Threat To Local Blogger
  • #SayWhat? Anti-gay “pastor” charged with stealing $150K…blames gays. No, really.

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

Antidotes

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Cliff Notes: NRA's "9 acres of weaponry that could wipe out a continent. Prepare to get scared."

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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 has comedic insights that rival those of our mutual friend, the hilarious Lizz Winstead. 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. It's about the NRA convention, "nine acres of weaponry that could wipe out a continent."  Cliff calls this one of the most important pieces he's ever written.

These bits and pieces don't do it justice. Please, link over for the entire post titled "Preparing for War in Indianapolis: Inside the NRA Plot to Terrify America":

In a cavernous exhibition hall, as far as the eye can see is all the assault weaponry you’ll need should Red Dawn hit your town. Welcome to the NRA convention—and prepare to get scared.

Church is an important part of the routine, for many. And at the Indianapolis Convention Center on this particular Sunday, an entirely different kind of shrine, where one could purchase such family reading as “Cutting Edge Bullets: Lethal by Design, Proven by Performance.” Or pick up a GSG 110 round rotary magazine—similar to the one used by the movie theater mass murderer in Aurora, Colorado. Or even attend a book signing by admitted serial statutory rapist Ted Nugent.

I’m referring, of course, to the 2014 National Rifle Association Convention. [...]

The NRA had a banner outside the convention center describing it as “9 Acres of Guns & Gear,” and for once it wasn’t exaggerating. [...]

Military-style weaponry of every kind occupied almost every inch of the terrain to my left and right as I began the long trek down each aisle. Not your father’s hunting rifle, for the most part—although there were a few of those here and there—but the kind of arms you use to start a war. Fifty-caliber rifles, which can take down small aircraft. Assault rifles—rebranded “sporting rifles,” in case your sport might be decimating a small village in under a minute. High-capacity magazines of the variety used in so many recent massacres at malls, schools, and universities. [...]

It has embraced this new mission to militarize the streets of America with zeal, scaring the bejesus out of its most faithful adherents with ghost stories about preparing for the breakdown of civilization, to destroy any faith they might have in our democracy or our first responders. You’re all alone, in their telling. Just you and the one thing that’s always faithful: your gun. [...]

LaPierre, Young, and their allies give those in the far-right bubble a completely false sense of our world, when in reality crime rates are steadily falling and the threat of terrorism has receded at least somewhat. That’s with the exception of the easy access any would-be terrorist like the most recent Fort Hood shooter has to military firepower at events such as the NRA convention and stores such as Guns Galore …because of the handiwork of LaPierre and his NRA.

In addition, my dear friend and radio host Nicole Sandler covered this today: Travel Advisory: The United States Is Not Safe:

This article was written and originally posted on Sept 18, 2013. It’s re-posted and slightly updated today, and includes my interview with former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer, who helped enact gun laws in Australia after a 1996 massacre in which 35 people were slaughtered, and who warned Australians not to travel to the US following last summer’s shooting death of Australian baseball player/college student Christopher Lane.

I strongly urge you to link over and read the post as well as listen to her podcast of her conversation with Fischer, available on the same page.

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Gay Relationship Commitment Worse Than Random Killings

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An Indiana bakery recently refused to make an anniversary cake for a customer because the event was in honor of a same-sex marriage commitment. It was this couple's 14th anniversary -- which in my book is a strong commitment. How many "straight" relationships last that long?

Putting the legitimacy aside, this bakery refused to make the cake based on their self-professed strong religious beliefs which they claim prohibit them from making a cake that celebrates a lifestyle their religion opposes. Well, they're Catholic and I'm not so sure their religious leader, Pope Francis would draw the line in the sand where these followers have.

So we'll take that and put it aside for a moment. Figuring where religious beliefs begin and just plain bigotry leaves off is a decision for greater minds than mine. The owners of the 111 Cakery, Randy and Trish McGath, insist they've never, in the past, denied service to anyone based upon who they are or their beliefs. Just so long as they're consistent, I think they have an argument. Not a legal one, but a moral one.

RAW STORY:

Owner Randy McGath further explained, “There is zero hate here.This causes us to do a lot of soul searching. Why are we doing what we do? We want to show the love of Christ. We want to be right with our God, but we also want to show kindness and respect to other people.”

The bakery policies also include also not making custom cakes with messages related to alcohol, drugs and violence.

Well, they have their standards, though putting two same-sex names on a generic anniversary cake shouldn't be challenging these religious bakers' beliefs. It's not like the cake celebrates alcohol, drugs or violence which they say they also would refuse.

Wait a minute... are these flour and frosting tossers actually two hypocrites? Here's a cake they did make:

bakery111_Call_of_duy_cake

Call of Duty is one of the most violent video games out there. If that's not celebrating violence, what does? Yet these cretins of cooking, the owners of Cakery 111 defend that cake of violence while refusing two committed, loving gay people the celebration of their love.

And they use religious beliefs as their defense. Bullsh*t is what I call it. Shameful that this hypocritical refusal is not illegal  in Indiana -- at least not yet.

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