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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 July 19, 2015

Abortion, Contraceptions And Other Women’s Issues

  • #HowTheyRoll The 5 Most Absurd Arguments Made Against Women’s Choice At The Right To Life Convention
  • #ThisIsF—ked Right-wing Christian ‘expert’ on feminism insists that submitting to marital rape makes Jesus happy
  • #DontBeFooled Walker’s strategy of pretending to be moderate on reproductive rights could trick some voters.”
  • #BigTentBegone GOP Presidential Hopefuls Compete Over Anti-Choice Credentials
  • #BamaWarriors Advocates Fight to Keep Tuscaloosa Abortion Clinic Open
  • #MedicalFlunkee Anti-Abortion Doctor Has Unscientific Method For Reversing The Abortion Pill
  • #AfterTheDeluge ‘Hobby Lobby’ Is About Blocking Contraception Access, Not Religious Liberty
  • #PoliticsOfDeception Profiting From Fetal Body Parts? The GOP Sure Is
  • #LeaveEmInFlames What the Planned Parenthood hoax really proves: Right-wing extremists have no qualms about destroying peoples’ lives
  • #SoCalledModerate Ohio Attorney General, On A Mission To Shutter All Abortion Clinics, to Investigate Planned Parenthood After Doctored Anti-Choice Video
  • #LiesTheyTell The doctored video “exposing” Planned Parenthood was released on Tuesday and now the entire story is falling apart
  • #TakinEmDownAnyWayHeCan Co-Founder Behind Planned Parenthood Video Has Close Ties to Abortion Clinic Violence
  • #SanityRules Warren Buffett Gives Enormous Sums in Support of Women’s Rights – Christian Conservatives Furious
  • #DeceptiveIllusions Planned Parenthood Isn’t Doing Anything Wrong—But That May Not Matter – Logic and reason simply can’t compete with #PPSellsBodyParts.


  • #PukeyDumbDown Tony Perkins urges Christians to pull their kids out of public schools in the wake of SCOTUS gay marriage ruling
  • #MooreKaKa Alabama’s Supreme Court Justice, Roy Moore’s advice to parents: Pull kids out of schools that teach, “They evolved from monkeys”
  • #ThanksToYourTaxes Conservative America’s Favorite Christian University Is Thriving — Because Of Progressive Policies
  • #BarelyLiterate How Christian Fundamentalist Homeschooling Hurts Kids
  • #DoesntPassTheTasteTest GI Bill pays for unaccredited sex, Bible and massage schools
  • #WhenStupidsInChargeMiss. school district claims it keeps violating the First Amendment because it just doesn’t understand the law
  • #EtcEtcEtc Creationists Take Down Another Top Professor

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • #OneAndTheSame KKK Applauds the SC Church Killings, Saying the Bible Commanded It – We Need “10,000 more men like [Dylann Roof]”
  • #DoNoHarm? Ben Carson listed as speaker at conference organized by pastor who thinks gay people should be killed

Fifty Shades Of Lying Propaganda

  • #WontBeFooledAgain 3 Deceptive Edits In The Video Claiming Planned Parenthood Is “Selling Aborted Baby Parts”
  • #FromTheWarmongersWhoBroughtYouIraq Obama’s Iran Nuclear Concession Is Worse Than Chamberlain’s Munich Sellout
  • #SwiftboatingWomen Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Sell Fetuses: The Real Story Behind That Shady Think Progress Video​

If Media’s The Message

  • #RenderUntoJeffress Fox pastor: ‘Render unto Caesar’ means ‘the real Jesus’ wants churches to rat on hungry immigrants
  • #EgadsTheGirlsArentGettingPreggers Fox and Co. Go Psycho Over Clinics That Give Teens Birth Control
  • #SavagelyStupid Michael Savage: Liberals Using LGBT Rights To ‘Eliminate Males’
  • #EverSoChristian Fox Pastor – “Jesus Wants Churches to Turn Over Undocumented Immigrants, Not Feed or Shelter Them”
  • #CrossedARedLine American Family Association Spokesman Bryan Fischer Tweets Link to White Supremacist Site
  • #BarefootPregnantDumbedDown Fox News goes nuts over clinics that give teens free birth control
  • #Boom! TLC officially cancels ’19 Kids and Counting’ after Josh Duggar admits to molesting girls as a teen
  • #ShouldaBeenASlamDunk Canceling Duggars: Too Little, Too Late?
  • #FogAlert Watch A Climate Scientist Explain The Reality Of Global Warming To PatRobertson’s 700 Club

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • #EndTImesLobby 1st there was the NRA, then there was AIPAC. Now, John Hagee’s newest lobbing group, headed by Gary Bauer, to bring political muscle to the pro-Israel cause
  • #KeepinEmScared No, Mr. Netanyahu, Iran Isn’t Trying to Take Over the World & It Isn’t ISIL
  • #RememberingGW After Iran deal, the Gog and Magog war between Obama and Netanyahu begins
  • #BestInPropaganda Conservative Critics of the Iran Deal Get Ready for Another Iraq War Deception Strategy
  • #TwoStatesMyBippy Israel aims to build settlement despite Supreme Court order
  • #GayAvek Democrats see Jewish voters remaining loyal despite GOP efforts to court them after Iran pact
  • #TheFinalWar Joel Rosenberg, Messianic Jew and good friend of the Netanyahu Govt. tweets that we must “prepare for possibility Israel could team up with Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, Egypt & Jordan to attack Iran.”
  • #OyVey AIPAC has launched a new advisory group, Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran, whose advisory board includes five former Democratic members of Congress: Sens. Evan Bayh (Ind.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Mary Landrieu (La.) and Joseph Lieberman (Conn.) will spend approximately $20 million on advocating against the Iran Deal, including advertising in 30 to 40 states.
  • #PotKettle Frothy, quite the theocrat himself, and who is “not for a two-state solution” says of Iranians. “They are radical theocrats. We cannot contain them.”
  • #ElfinPolitics Gary Bauer of the CUFI Action Fund: “We’re going to go all out, as challenging as it will be, to get the 67 votes that we will need in the United States Senate” to nix the deal”
  • #ChristerScrewLoose Pastor Jim Bakker blames Obama’s Iran deal for California’s drought and the Second Coming of Christ
  • #Meshuggina AIPAC to fight White House head to head in Congress over Iran deal
  • #CourtingEndTimes Presidential candidates make their pitch to Christian Zionists


Heard At CUFI Conference

  • #Theocrat Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) “We need leaders on their knees before God.”
  • #Theocrat Trent Frank (R-AZ) ” If there had never been an Israel, there would probably never have been an America.”
  • #BigFatTheocrat Mike Huckabee: “John Kerry should get up on his crutches, he ought to walk out of that room, go straight to Jerusalem, hug Benjamin Netanyahu and say, ‘We are going to stand with our real friend,”


  • #BlazingMikey ‘We’ll Go to War Over That!’: Mikey Weinstein Calls for Firing of Vocal Anti-Gay Marriage Chaplains- Faces Off With Christian Leader

Politics Nation

  • #AintGonnaHappen Frothy Calls For A Constitutional Amendment To Ban Same-Sex Marriage
  • #OrallyChallenged Frothy Calls Gay Marriage And Abortion A Spreading ‘Cancer’
  • #HeAndTenOthers Scott Walker Says His Presidential Bid Is ‘God’s Plan’
  • #GoAheadAndSuffer Mike Huckabee says Christians must be “willing to suffer” for disobeying the “unjust” SCOTUS gay marriage ruling
  • #SpotCome As Frothy considers love affair w/his dog, He Says He’s Always Been Right About ‘Man on Dog’ Warning
  • #CallTheirBluff Republicans want to use nuclear deal in campaign against Hillary & the Dems but they might overplay their hand.
  • #FrothySpew Rick Santorum: If we try to “take down the Confederate flag, let’s take down Planned Parenthood”
  • #MindNumbing Walker Implies That Gays Are Pedophiles
  • #FrothySeeAbove Santorum – Don’t Vote for Walker, His Wife Supports Gays

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • #ErrantBible Captive Virgins, Polygamy, Sex Slaves: What Marriage Would Look Like if We Actually Followed the Bible
  • #BartonBarf David Barton: God Opposes Retirement Because It ‘Is A Pagan Concept’
  • #StirringTheFearPot Religious Right will mark 9/11 anniversary by accusing gays & women of inviting God’s judgment
  • #UglyMan Scott Walker’s Offensive Claim About Gay Men And Children
  • #LikeTheEverReadyBunny Stone homos” pastor warns of contracting the “sodomite demon” at restaurants, on dates
  • #SonOfAPreacherMan 5 faith facts about Scott Walker
  • #FatLadyAIntSung We’re likely to see an uptick in the use of religion to justify illegal LGBT discrimination after EEOC decision

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

  • #BrownbacksTheMatterWithKansas Brownback’s office: Religious freedom order doesn’t apply to local government
  • #NotTheOnion Governor Abbot is sending the Texas State Guard to make sure that the USA doesn’t take over Texas.
  • #MehScience Ted Cruz Is Really Excited About Pluto. So Why Does He Want to Cripple NASA?
  • #SayWhat? Breaking: Republican US Senators Kill LGBT Students’ Anti-Bullying Bill
  • #MehWomen House GOP Pulls Breast Cancer Bill Over Unfounded #Abortion Concerns
  • #UnitedStatesOfTheocracy Republicans In Congress Push A Federal Evangelical License To Discriminate Law


  • #UnAppealing ‘Healing touch’ faith healer who asked clients to be naked loses appeal
  • #HowToSayArsonGateInHebrew? Three Jewish Terrorist Suspects in Israeli Church-Burning Identified – - and Hushed Up
  • #AnointedOne Largely unrepentant ex-Mars Hill’s Mark Driscoll is back in numerous pulpits
  • #SexPest Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s Aide Detained By Police In Hunt For Missing For Missing Hasidic Leader
  • #19AndCropping Josh Duggar missing from family’s Facebook photo — ‘family values’ fans are furious
  • #BecauseJesus Florida church sends $1,000 collection notice to single mother because she didn’t tithe
  • #ReligiousQuackeryAbounds Autism: how unorthodox treatments by quacks like Jim Humble can exploit the vulnerable
  • #WorseThanCosby Evangelical pastor arrested for sex abuse after being found with 13-year-old girl in backseat of a car
  • #TakeEmDown Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting Video May Have Tricked IRS, Donors

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • #MoorePuke Roy Moore To RW Extremists: LGBTQs Need ‘God, Not Government’
  • #SoDuh Court To Liberty University: Your Liability Insurance Doesn’t Cover Kidnapping Children From Their Gay Parents
  • #TheCompanyHeKeeps Justice Roy Moore accepts award from radical anti-choice group that blamed 9/11 on legal abortion
  • #NaNaNiBooBoo GOP Texas Judge Will Only Marry Same-Sex Couples If They Sign A Form Saying He’d Rather Not
  • #STFU Anti-LGBT Kentucky clerk insists he is ‘being violated’ by governor’s order to follow law he swore to uphold
  • #HeHathIssues ‘Homosexual behavior leads to death’: Ford engineer sues for religious right to harass gay co-workers
  • #MooreIsLess Ala. Supreme Court Justice — Satan Made U.S. Supreme Court Rule in Favor of Marriage
  • #KYRarelyDisapoints First round of legal challenges to the SCOTUS marriage equality ruling happened in Kentucky Monday.
  • #SayethTheFelon Tom DeLay urges Congress to punish entire federal court system for SCOTUS gay marriage decision
  • #HamheadHurl Ken Ham Advances Lawsuit Against KY Over Life-Size Noah’s Ark; State Argues Biblical Ark Is a Tool for Evangelism

Theocracy Rising

  • #BrokenLawz County Clerk In Trouble For Displaying 20 Crosses On Wall
  • #ServingNow Rep. Robert Pittenger says that his “primary mission” as a member of Congress is to be “an emissary for Christ”
  • #AndTheyreArmed Anti-government groups urge local officials, backed by armed militias, to defy SCOTUS on marriage
  • #Oy Religious Freedom bill picks up momentum in the House.
  • #KingOPhobe Steve King Wants Congress To Officially Resolve That Equality ‘Perverts’ Marriage
  • #AhButItDoes Brownback’s office: Religious freedom order doesn’t apply to local government
  • #VotesTheBible NC Republican tells religious gathering that his “primary mission” as a congressman is to promote the Gospel of Christ.
  • #GodsArmy Evangelical policy activists raise ‘God’s army’ at Colorado Springs conference




Lauren Mayer: Something's Nutty in Kansas


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Gosh, Toto, I've a feeling elections aren't normal in Kansas anymore!


Heads up, Dems!



Wisconsin Governor: Scott Walker (R), at 48%, is in a virtual tie with Mary Burke (D) 47%: Rasmussen Reports.

Democratic challenger Paul Davis is at 51%, beating Republican Governor of Kansas, Sam Brownback, who's at 41%: Rasmussen Reports.

Rasmussen has been described as a "conservative-leaning polling group."

Hey Wisconsin, remember this?

Hey Kansas, remember this?

what's the matter with kansas

Heads up, Dems! You know what to do: Help get as many people as you can registered and to the polls. Get out the vote. Without a huge turnout, without Democrats swarming to the ballot box, we cannot win.

It's up to you.

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Bright spot for Dems: Electing governors in states run by Republicans


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As the headline suggests, there is, indeed, a bright spot for Democrats this election season: Knocking off GOP governors in tres rouge Republican states. Waitwhat? Yes, you read that right, we have a shot at retaking a few governors mansions in currently (Or to put it punnily, currantly) red states. Crazy huh? How'd that happen?

Well, it happened because radical right legislation signed by radical right governors is backfiring. Even their fellow Republicans have had enough. Now let's hope it backfires effectively enough to get voters to turn a few red mansions blue. Steve Kornacki cites one example. Then below that is the L.A. Times' broader take on the topic. Take it away, Steve:

Steve Kornacki, subbing for Rachel Maddow:

So you've heard a lot of stories in the last two years about extremely conservative governors and extremely conservative state legislators. You've probably heard of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and maybe you're even familiar with some of the extremely conservative lawmaking he and his legislature have achieved.

But you might not have heard what happened to Governor Brownback in Kansas today. Lots of people have seen enough and many of those people are Republicans...

There's a race for governor of Kansas this year. And today in that state, more than 100 Republican politicians and activists officially threw their support behind the Democrat...

And to put things in perspective and how big a deal this is, just take a minute to think of how staunchly a Republican state Kansas actually is...

Just two years ago, Brownback led an effort to purge moderate Republican state legislators in primaries to drive them out of the statehouse to replace them with right-wingers. And he got his way. 2012 was also the same year he signed a controversial tax slashing law into effect. ... Brownback said at the time that the cuts would create tens of thousands of new jobs and help make Kansas the best place in America to start and grow a small business.

But two years later, it hasn't quite worked out that way. So far, it`s cost Kansas a ton of revenue without really jump-starting the economy. Moody`s, for example, recently downgraded the state`s credit rating... [O]n one hand, the governor`s dealing with the fallout from the tax cuts he championed. And on the other, he`s dealing with backlash from the moderates he`s tried to stamp out.

Steve Benen has more on this at The Maddow Blog.

The Los Angeles Times explores the phenomenon further. Brownback isn't the only one who may be in trouble:

The mathematics and political map both favor Democrats, the opposite of their circumstance in congressional races, where most House Republicans are safe and most competitive Senate contests are in places President Obama lost in 2012.

By contrast, Republican governors are battling in Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin and other states Obama carried twice.

Democrats have even expanded the fight to places such as ruby-red Kansas, where Republican Gov. Sam Brownback faces a stiff challenge amid an uproar from GOP moderates and others unhappy with his aggressively conservative agenda — especially a massive tax cut that has badly strained state finances.

I love the way Nathan Gonzales, an analyst with the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report, put it: "One of the consequences of doing well in an election is having to defend those victories next time around."

As regular readers know, one of my mantras is that the GOP lacks foresight. This drives the point home.

And this concludes yet another episode of Republicans Eating Their Own.

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oz we're not in kansas any more