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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 17, 2016 - Oops! - Published Late! - on 5 March 2016

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • Doctors must send ultrasound pics to North Carolina officials under ‘creepy’ new anti-abortion law
  • Conflating Police Shootings of Blacks With Abortion, Missouri Republicans to Push Anti-Choice ‘All Lives Matter’ Bill
  • Never Forget: Ted Cruz Pledged Support For Constitutional Amendment Banning Birth Control
  • California: Here’s another case of a Catholic hospital interfering with patient care
  • 207 members of Congress signed brief arguing for religious non-profit exemption from the contraception mandate
  • Newt Gingrich To Lead Pastors Planned Parenthood Revolt
  • North Carolina Republicans Demand Abortion Patients’ Ultrasounds
  • Over a quarter of all abortion restrictions since Roe v Wade passed in 1973 were enacted in the past four years.
  • Who’s Driving High Abortion Rates? It’s the Religious Right
  • Jeb! Voices Opposition to ‘Roe,’ Promises to Expand Crisis Pregnancy Centers
  • Kansas GOP Governor Wants to End Planned Parenthood Funding

 

Education

  • Florida Bills Threaten Science Instruction and Freedom to Read
  • Should religious schools be regulated? Voices in the UK say yes

Fifty Shades Of Barking Mad

  • Pat Robertson: Beware Satanic Rock Music That ‘Summons Demons’
  • Louie Gohmert Wanted To Start Bombing Iran Over Captured Sailors

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Ben Carson Calls For Investigation Of Muslim Guests Attending State Of The Union
  • Koch Brothers’ Father Helped Nazis Build Oil Refinery
  • Ohio Republican surprised to find out he’s responsible for Kim Davis attending State of the Union. One day it’s the Pope, the next it’s the SOTU.
  • ‘You and your family will die’: Christian Klansman terrorizes biracial Oregon family
  • Mike Huckabee: Poor Americans will be better off if we treat them like we ‘train dogs’
  • Theodore Shoebat calls for SWAT teams to raid the homes of “faggots” and seize their children:

If Media’s The Message

  • “If you watch a Cruz speech, it’s like, we have got this enemy, we have got that enemy, we’re going to stomp on this person, we’re going to crush that person, we’re going to destroy that person,” Brooks explained. “It is an ugly world in Ted Cruz’s world, and it’s combative, and it’s angry, and it’s apocalyptic.”
  • What Reporters Should Know About Ted Cruz’s Evangelical Hype Man, Tony Perkins
  • Ann Coulter: God Raised Up Trump To Save Us From 1,000 Years Of Darkness
  • Cruz backer Phil Robertson said black people were better off under Jim Crow, “singing and happy”
  • Kim Davis: State of the Union ignored Christians like me being “mashed down, literally” by Obama

 

Lies, Propaganda And Hypocrisy

  • Televangelist Jim Bakker: Extreme weather patterns are the ‘spirit of ISIS’ in America
  • GOPer Dave Brat Attacks Obama For Citing Bible, Says Right ‘Owns The Tradition’ Of Christian Love

Politics Nation

  • Ted Cruz’s Diligent Courting of Evangelicals Pays Off in Iowa
  • Ted Cruz’s Christian-Nation Candidacy
  • Hate group Family Research Council arranged for Kim Davis, to sit in the House SOTU audience. They also got a seat for her attorney Mat Staver.
  • Santorum: Gay Marriage is Anti-Nature, Like Changing ‘Chemical Equation for Water’ From H20 to H30
  • Pastor Rick Warren joins board advising Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign
  • Ted Cruz To Address Church Led By Extremist ‘Prophet’
  • Sorry, David Brooks: In all his sadism, Ted Cruz is the true face of the Christian right
  • GOP Turns to New Hampshire’s Churches in Search of Votes
  • Rep. Steve King Prays for Fetuses, Mocks Obama’s Tears
  • Woman Magnificently Confronts Mike Huckabee Over His Support For The Duggars
  • The Republican Tribalism In Ted Cruz’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ Ad
  • Tom DeLay says that Obama is “a lawless president” and so Congress should have “disinvited him” to give the SOTU
  • Watch for candidates to tie their economic views to biblical morality at GOP debate.
  • By “New York values” did Cruz mean “Jewish”?
  • Tony Perkins explains that conservatives love Ted Cruz because is willing to “challenge the darkness — of terrorism, Christian persecution, same-sex marriage, abortion, religious hostility, radical Islam, family breakdown, even the economy.”
  • Trump Campaign Picks Radical Anti-Gay End Times Pastor For Rally Invocation

 

Religion Gone Mad Gone Bad

  • Virginia Pastor: ‘Whoremongers’ Want To Kill Your Wife So ‘Hang On’ To Your Guns
  • By Jon Krakauer: The Fundamentalist Religious Views That Inspired Ammon Bundy and His Militia to Occupy a Remote Federal Facility in Oregon
  • Mormon LGBT ban was “revealed” to the prophet as God’s will, says Elder Nelson
  • Harlem Hate Pastor Announces 40 Days Of Fasting & Prayer: Ask God To Make Trump Our President
  • The Brutalism of Ted Cruz
  • Repent’ the gay away: Wife of Mormon leader tells gays to pray for ‘sexual harmony’ with God
  • Michele Bachmann: Hate crime protection for LGBT people is ‘tyranny’ in ‘God’s form of government’

 

Scandals ,Crimes And Misdemeanors

  • Did Pope Benedict XVI’s Brother Run a Sadistic Sex Camp for Choirboys?
  • Pastor of fatal beating church rejects plea offer
  • VA GOP Rep. Wants To Examine Students’ Genitalia For Proof Of Gender
  • Police Searching for Pennsylvania Pastor Accused of Raping Teen Girl
  • Pennsylvania judge slaps down ex-pastor who wanted ‘volume discount’ for molesting boy 12 times
  • Ex-pastor, coach who filmed himself molesting boy deserves long prison term, court rules
  • American Pastor Charged With Raping Teenage Girl Is In Ecuador, Police Say
  • Florida man tells city council he opposes LGBT protections because he molested boys until he found God
    • Okla. Bible study leader charged with more than 50 counts for molesting 14-year-old girl he ‘brainwashed’
    • Duggar mentor Bill Gothard sorry for ‘sinful’ touching of women’s feet — but not for sex abuse
    • Abuse allegations in Newfoundland casting a cloud over Jehovah’s Witnesses

 

Supremes And Lower Courts

 

  • Dentist sued for harassing staff by constantly playing Christian music

 

Theocracy Rising

  • U.S. Army logistics officer who writes a fitness blog for the Defense Department’s health website has been criticized for plugging Jesus and the Bible as a way of getting healthy.
  • Southern Baptist Convention’s Ronnie Floyd says that the ”spiritual state of our union” is weak and “we need to repent, come back to God and put our trust in God alone. America needs a Great Spiritual Awakening.”
  • Tony Perkins does not believe in religious liberty
  • Kim Davis: I came to the State of the Union to ‘encourage’ Christians
  • Indiana Governor Mike Pence: ‘Religious Freedom’ Should Trump Civil Rights
  • Cruz mega-donors’ path to ‘kingdom building’

 

Antidotes

  • Alabama county resumes issuing gay-marriage licenses
  • Catholic Diocese Rejects Texas’ Open Carry Law
  • Florida: Docs, Glocks, and ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’
  • Kim Davis Pisses Off GOP, Praises Obama’s SOTU Address
  • Kentucky Must Pay $1.1 Million For Fighting Gay Marriage
  • Georgia faith leaders protest broad religious exemptions put forward by state legislators
  • What The Anglican Church Actually Did (And Didn’t Do) Yesterday Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

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She is the go-to blogger for religion, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state.

A Bi-Weekly Upchuck February 3, 2016

Abortion, Contraception And Other Womens’ Issues

  • Apple Maps Sends Abortion Seekers to Crisis Pregnancy Centers
  • Kentucky Democrats, Planned Parenthood Fight Two-Pronged Anti-Choice Effort
  • 147 anti-choice bills were introduced in state legislatures during the first month of 2016
  • Anti-choice activists including prominent Cruz endorser link East Coast blizzard to North Dakota abortion ruling

Education – - Or Not

  • UK bans teaching of creationism in any school that receives public funding.
  • Enter Christian education: Four terrible bills that have Kansas schools playing defense
  • Christian football team threatens legal action after officials block players from using loudspeakers in pre-match prayer
  • Ted Cruz teams up with Duggar-loving singing troupe to kill public education
  • Kansas Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook Continues Crusade to Make Teaching Sex Ed a Prosecutable Crime.
  • Maryland senators are hearing #SB267 which would allow prayer at all school events. Read our letter against the bill

 

Fifty Shades Of Hate-Based Incitement

  • Top Ted Cruz endorser, Phil Robertson ‘Rid The Earth Of’ Gay Marriage Supporters
  • India Reconsidering Homosexuality Ban
  • Self-Hate: Gay Republicans Care More About Democrats Losing Than LGBT Equality
  • Why Chick-Fil-A’s Anti-LGBT Giving Is Still A Problem
  • Ken Ham: “Obama said today in speech a Mosque is like a church or synagogue where they come to worship God. But Moslems don’t believe Christ is God!”
  • Ted Cruz Endorser And Face Of Today’s GOP, Phil Robertson, Claims Black People Were ‘Happy’ Pre-Civil Rights
  • Fondly remembering the time Santorum spoke with an activist who thought Obama tried to nuke Charleston
  • Trump-loving extremist says Christians should beat gays on the street: ‘Jesus would have killed them all’

 

Fifty Shades Of Lies, Hypocrisies And General Propaganda

  • Rafael Cruz Says His Lying Son is Telling the Truth Just like Jesus
  • Catholic Church Thinks It Shouldn’t Have To Pay Fines For Abuse Because Of Religious Freedom
  • Church tells 84-year-old woman she can’t be buried next to husband because she missed services

 

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • Ted Cruz prayer team warns Satan is waging war against Cruz’s campaign & “rejoicing over our communication problems”
  • Kim Davis’ Lawyer: ‘Christians Will Face Discriminatory Tax’

 

If Media’s The Message

  • At Ted Cruz event, Phil Robertson calls gay marriage ‘evil’
  • Extremist Radio Hosts Rally For Ted Cruz On The Eve Of The Iowa Caucuses
  • Iowa radio host Steve Deace said Ted Cruz overcame “real spiritual warfare” to win the caucuses
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Wants To ‘Rid The Earth’ Of Gay Marriage Supporters
  • UNREAL: TLC To Bring Back The Duggars’ 19 Kids & Counting
  • Complicit: How National Media Helped Steve Deace Push Cruz To Victory In Iowa
  • Christian singer tells CNN she’s willing to die for LaVoy Finicum’s beliefs: ‘If I lose my life — it’s worth it’
  • Iowa Talk Show Host Likens Trump Followers To Pagan Cultists

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Western Wall Prayer Space Deal Is a Capitulation to Fundamentalists
  • Michele Bachmann: Obama Seeks Global Domination As Battle Of Armageddon Approaches
  • Tom Cotton’s latest attempt to undermine and embarrass the US on the world stage

Politics Nation

  • Iowa Crowd Dead Silent During Sarah Palin’s Desperate Rant Against Steve King At Trump Rally
  • Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he recently sent a text message to Cruz that read: “Remember your opponents cannot defeat you if the Lord is with you.”
  • Religion and irreligion got the job done in Iowa for Cruz and Sanders.
  • Ted Cruz has mastered the art of evangelical politics
  • Ted Cruz’s Radical Supporters: He Won Iowa on the Back of the Scariest Bible-Thumpers in the Business
  • Meet the Evangelicals Who Hate Donald Trump

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

Scandal

  • Would you buy ‘Miracle Spring Water’ from this conman?
  • Scamming in the name of the Lord
  • With Huckabee out of the race, will he go back to his gig pushing fake cures for diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cancer?
  • The strange case of the pastor released from Iran and his wife’s abuse allegations
  • Abusive former Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll to start new church in Phoenix
  • Oklahoma City pastor accused of stealing thousands of dollars from former church
  • Christian’ Dad Beat Daughter With Frozen Bacon While Quoting Bible — For Jesus

Science – - Or Not

  • Not-So-Moderate-Kasich:”My daughters go to a Christian school, and I’m very proud of the fact that they have both come to know the Lord,” he added. He also affirmed his belief in the historicity of the Bible. “I believe there was indeed an ark – and not just any ark but an impossibly, unfathomably huge ark – and that Noah undertook this impossibly, unfathomably huge task and completed it heroically,” he wrote. “And I don’t just choose to believe this because it pleases me to do so. I’ve read a bunch of texts and studied all kinds of histories and have come to the conclusion that there was indeed a man called Noah, who did indeed build a giant ark, which did indeed weather a tremendous flood and bring about a great change.”
  • Ken Ham : “We live in an age of fiction -as so many who haven’t been taught how to think correctly are brainwashed & believe a fairy tale—evolution!”
  • Believe it Or Not – Jeb! Sinks Lower Than Trump and Cruz
  • Rafael Cruz Says His Lying Son is Telling the Truth Just like Jesus
  • Ken Ham: “Once children are taught HOW to think correctly about science they easily see through evolution as a belief – a religion used to reject God”
  • Marco Rubio Is Ready And Willing To Let Florida Drown
  • The brick & mortar reality of stupid: Creation Museum hopes to triple in size

 

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Arkansas Faces Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Planned Parenthood Medicaid Cuts
  • Tony Perkins: “If there is one candidate in this election who I want picking the next 2-3 Supreme Court justices, it’s Ted Cruz.”
  • Gavel Drop: So Much Bad News for Daleiden. So Much.
  • Meet The Apologist For Workplace Sexual Abuse That Ted Cruz Wants On The Supreme Court

Theocracy Rising

  • Trump Says He’ll Appoint Justices Who Will Overturn Marriage Equality
  • Facts with a side of Pander. ‘5 Faith Facts’ series looks at religion and 2016 election contenders
  • Marine Does Not Have A Right To Display Religious Signs On Government Property
  • Justice Department Appointee Blocked Over Stand Opposing Church-Based Politicking
  • Scads Of Christian Schools Win Waivers To Federal Anti-Discrimination Law
  • Ted Cruz went full on church sermon in his victory speech
  • Beyond The Pale: Ted Cruz Puts Extremists At The Center Of His Campaign
  • There’s an old saying that says you are the company you keep, and if Ted Cruz is the company he keeps, that’s downright terrifying.
  • How Ted Cruz’s Evangelical Strategy Won Him Iowa, And Why It Could Win Him The Nomination
  • What Porno Pete The Homophobe thinks of Rubio:
  • “Rush is right about Rubio. If he’s the new #GOP “establishment,” then conservatives are taking over the Republican Party.”
  • ‘Here Am I Lord, Use Me’: Ted Cruz’s Dad Says Holy Ghost Authorized White House Run
  • Kansas Republicans threaten teachers with jail time for perfectly legal sex ed material
  • Mikey Weinstein: The DHA’s disclaimer regarding faith based fitness messaging is “nothing more than a pathetic attempt to essentially put lipstick on a pig,”

 

Antidotes

  • 5 faith facts about Sen. Bernie Sanders: Unabashedly irreligious
  • Ted Cruz National Co-Chair: Trump Bought Off Palin
  • Abandoned by his God, the Huckster is O-U-T.
  • The Froth Will Out: Santorum Suspending Presidential Campaign

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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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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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