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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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New Orleans On Alert After Anti-choice Protests Surge - VIDEO

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As the courts bat the fee and subsidy strictures of the Affordable Care Act about, non-compassionate conservatives are busy taking away more female healthcare ad family planning options in New Orleans ... the Regressive Right are busy little bees.

Maddow covered the story well, highlighting the audacity of pulling off a cultural and legal Bait and Switch of this calibre, in such a major American city.

DuVergne Gaines, National Clinc Access Project Director for the Feminist Majority Foundation, joins the program to give Maddow the inside scoop on protests in Louisiana that reflect a growing frustration with the GOP War On Contraception. And women.

And buffer zones.

According to reporting at the local Uptown Messenger, the table has been set for this checkers match since long before Governor Boy Scout Bobby Jindal flubbed his first rebutt. The Lipton Brigade has deep roots in N'Orleans, don't forget.

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been encouraging Anti-abortion Activist Groups to swarm his fair cit for some time, in fact only Monday he formally recognized one of their ranking Anti-choice forces, by honoring them publicly.

Operation Save America were the enterprising Christians. Lauded for their: "service to the city".

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued an official welcome this week to Operation Save America, an anti-abortion organization that interrupted an Uptown church’s prayer service with its protests on Sunday and had plans to parade the alleged remains of a fetus around Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

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Oh, Mitch. Are the keys to the Quarters next? No? Just the homes of health providers? Should have known. The Uptown Messenger elaborated,

"In addition to protesting Planned Parenthood sites, Operation Save America is also holding demonstrations outside the homes of providers. A neighbor to one of those homes — who asked that his name be withheld out of concern that the group would target him — said his family has already endured two sessions of protests, with dozens of people holding signs on the sidewalk near his house featuring graphic images that he has done his best to hide from his young children.

“My kids are scared,” the resident said in an interview Monday afternoon. “It’s all these ugly pictures. They’re talking on the loudspeaker. I try to speak to them civilly, and it’s very difficult to do, because they’re looking for a confrontation.”

The pro-Lifers strike again. The pro-death penalty, gun fondling, woman-hating, borned child-fearing Regressive Right is now stirring up hate among various churches within communities who actually try to offer thinking women and families a type of Christianity they can still practice. Good luck with all that in Republican-led New Orleans.

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Black voters in South could play big role in midterm elections

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Republicans don't treat black voters well at all. They disenfranchise them, they suppress their votes, they make it nearly impossible for them to get to the polls, they put up all kinds of obstacles to keep them from registering, and they do everything they can to make those Voter I.D.s they insist upon as inaccessible as possible.

Or as I like to call it, GOP outreach.

Thank you, Supreme Court, for your decision last year to gut the Voting Rights Act. How impartial of you.

Consequently, African American voters won't exactly flock to the Republican party any time soon. Nor will they be inclined to fill in a dot next to anyone with an R after their name on the ballot. Can the GOP be any more shortsighted?

Ironically-- with a twist of karma-- black Southern voters are about to play a prominent role in the November elections.

Via Nate Cohn for the New York Times:

Nearly five decades after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, black voters in the South are poised to play a pivotal role in this year’s midterm elections. If Democrats win the South and hold the Senate, they will do so because of Southern black voters. [...]

This year’s closest contests include North Carolina, Louisiana and Georgia. Black voters will most likely represent more than half of all Democratic voters in Louisiana and Georgia, and nearly half in North Carolina. Arkansas, another state with a large black population, is also among the competitive states. [...]

If Democrats win this November, black voters will probably represent a larger share of the winning party’s supporters in important states than at any time since Reconstruction. Their influence is not just a product of the Senate map. It also reflects the collapse in Southern white support for Democrats, an increase in black turnout and the reversal of a century-long trend of black outmigration from the South... Southern black turnout today rivals or occasionally exceeds that of white voters.

You know what this means, right? Say it with me:

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As Cohn reminds us, black voters played a big role in Thad Cochran's primary win against a tea party candidate. Please read his chock full o' info, background, and history article in full, here.

And then help everyone you can to register, and in November, to get to the polls. Swarm the polling places. Vote in droves. Use your voices. Because it doesn't do much good to have winning numbers without access to the ballot box.

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