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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by Author @KCBoyd3



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 November 8, 2011

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • #ThisDoofusGraduatedMiddleSchool? Ben Carson Is Saying Stupid Things About Abortion—Again
  • #WomenBadgered There’s Now Only One Abortion Provider For Every Million Wisconsin Women
  • #WhenProLifeMeansProCancer Colorado County Nixes Funds for Planned Parenthood Cervical Cancer Program
  • #BecauseDuh Republican ‘Abstinence-Only’ Crusader’s 17-Year-Old Daughter Is Pregnant
  • #ScrotallyYours BREAKING: The Birth Control Wars Return To The Supreme Court
  • #WastingNoTime Kentucky House Republicans pre-file bill to end state funding for Planned Parenthood clinics


Education – Or Not

  • #BayouBlues Students in public school say Christianity is being forced on them.
  • #WhyAreWeStillHavingThisFight Holy war: Louisiana students fight Christian indoctrination at public high school

Fifty Shades Of Barking Mad

  • #WhatPlanetAreWeO?n Conservative Texas court to decide if homeschoolers can wait for the Rapture instead of teaching their kids

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • #HoodedHate KKK leader found guilty of molesting girls: ‘I will always hate the Jew — and please vote for Trump!’
  • #TexasTwoStep It’s Legal Again to Discriminate Against Houston’s LGBTQ Community

If Media’s The Message

  • #InvestedinTheRapture Pat Robertson: God Will Kill Stock Market Because of ‘Sodomites’
  • #FoxBlows After Houston LGBT equality defeat, Fox’s Erickson Calls Transgender Americans “Perverts” And “Mentally Ill
  • #SlimySleazyHuckster Huckajesus: “When will Obama defend Christians and defeat radical Islam?

Israel, End Times And The Likes Of John Hagee

  • #ThinkAboutIt End Timers Tony Perkins, Ken Blackwell and Jerry Boykin tour #Israel w/messianic prophet Joel Rosenberg
  • #RapturousInvestment Over the years, John Hagee’s CUFI has raised some $95 million for Israel. Money talks, which is why he has so much influence with today’s political establishment.
  • #StayAwayFromOurForeignPolicy! End Times Prophet Joel Rosenberg and FRC’s Tony Perkins: “Appreciated time today w/@Tzachi_Hanegbi, chmn of Knesset’s Foreign & Defense Affairs Comm., discussing Iran threat.”
  • #OhMagog Politically connected End Timer Joel Rosenberg argues genocidal versions drive Iran/ISIS
  • #WrongKindOfJews Union for Reform Judaism Adopts Transgender Rights Policy
  • #WithFriendsLikeThese In a Faustian bargain, the leaders of today’s institutional Judaism hold their collective noses, supporting the lie that Christian Zionists like John Hagee have no desire to proselytize and convert them. In welcoming their dollars and ‘friendship,’ bringing on the Final war is really whatJudaism is buying into. If you don’t think such an alliance won’t ultimately increase anti-Semitism, think again. There will be a price to pay for Jews willing to partner with this despicable group of Far RW Conservatives, a politically powerful group that discourages and damages peace efforts n the Middle East at every turn, all the while purporting to love ‘Zion.’

Politics Nation

  • #SittingCongressman Rep. Randy Forbes tells his church that there is a massive & terrifying conspiracy afoot to destroy faith in America
  • #WhosTedsDaddy? Rafael Cruz “It is appalling in a city like Houston, right in the middle of the Bible Belt, we have a homosexual mayor.”
  • #LionsAndTigersAndTinfoil Rep Randy Forbes (R-VA) panics over anti-faith conspiracy so huge he can’t even prove it
  • #VotingMatters Texas Governor Tweets That Discrimination Is A ‘Texas Value’
  • #HasntworkedOutBefore Guatemala Elected an Evangelical Entertainer as Its New President
  • #FatherOfFrankenstein Rafael Cruz is giddy that David Barton is leading one of Ted Cruz’s super PACs because Barton “is a man of unquestionable integrity” and “a man that America highly, highly respects.”
  • #TwoByTwoAndOutOfMarbles Carson sees a political significance to Noah’s Ark
  • #YouAreTheCompanyYouKeep Texas GOP congressman and Kansas Sec. of State Kris Kobach address White Nationalist-tied group
  • #TheIrrepressibleKimmie Kim Davis Is Kentucky’s Governor Now
  • #LongTimeComin The GOP is a neo-Confederate party now: The South and the religious right have devoured the Republicans whole
  • #DumberThanDust Ben Carson: My ideas about creationism and pyramids are ‘not silly at all’ — they’re in the Bible
  • #SingeringOffKey? Marco Rubio’s views on gay rights don’t exactly mesh with his latest mega donor’s actions.
  • #BachmannCarsonOverdrive Carson” is, basically, this cycle’s version of Michele Bachmann, except instead of maxing out at one-sixth of the Republican electorate, like she did in the summer before the primaries, he’s running at the head of the pack—and much closer to the day when voters start stepping into the booth.”
  • #PantsOnFireComeUnzipped Ben Carson Admits He Lied About Inspirational West Point Story

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • #SubmitWoman! Arkansas Pastor On Reproductive Rights: A Woman Thinks ‘She Has Rights Over Her Own Body’ But ‘That’s Not True!’
  • #VileMan n Moscow visit, Franklin Graham praises “gay propaganda” law, saying gays need to “take other people’s children
  • #WeSeeTheFutureAndItsNotJesus Young Americans are becoming less religious — and anti-science, anti-gay rhetoric may be a factor
  • #SubmitWomanII Tennessee man charged with raping wife in church parking lot: ‘I am your husband, I can get it anytime I want’
  • UmYeah Family questions faith after lamb sacrifice backfires — and cousin is hurled against freeway sign
  • #YourVoteReallyMatters A Brutal Christianity We’ll See More Cruel Laws like Indiana’s Until the Christian Right Is Defeated
  • #SmellsLikeChristianShariaToMe In Religious Arbitration, Scripture Is the Rule of Law
  • #ConstitutionallyCompromised U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) seems to believe that church-state separation is harming American society.
  • #TheocraticPronouncement Seven Mountains Advocate Declares That God Has Given Donald Trump ‘An Anointing For The Mantle Of Government’

Scandals, Scams And Like Flim-Flammery

Science Or Not

  • #DoctorHealThyMind Ben Carson touts creationism during Nashville speech
  • #FierceArsehole! Mankind Created From DUST: Carson Explains Creationism
  • #StartlingIndeed Alarming Video of Ted Cruz Attacking Climate Change as a Religion
  • #Brilliant Neil deGrasse Tyson debates pastor: Killer asteroids and genitalia debunk God as intelligent designer
  • #AndTheMoonsMadeOfCheese Morning Joe hosts scorch Ben Carson: Does he think Noah built the Eiffel Tower, too?
  • #MoreFromTheBrainSurgeon Ben Carson: Humans walked on the moon because America was founded on God

Theocracy Rising

  • #UnconstitutionalHuck Mike Huckabee At “Death To Gays” Convention: As President I Will Ignore Obergefel
  • #TodayInPresidentialNews Cruz: ‘Any President Who Doesn’t Begin Every Day On His Knees Isn’t Fit To Be Commander-In-Chief Of This Nation’
  • #SoMuchForSisterlyLove Philly adopts religious exemption policy for publicly funded clinic doctors.
  • #TheocracyRisen It’s not clear that Netanyahu is in charge of the Netanyahu government


  • Take heart: America Is Getting Less Religious, But The Religious Are More Accepting Of LGBT Rights
  • After Listening To Women, Longtime Anti-Abortion Congressman Becomes Pro-Choice
  • Conservative Colorado School Board Members Who Pushed For ‘Patriotic’ History Get Booted
  • Christian pregnancy centers freak out after California turns tables and forces them to disclose abortion rights
  • George H.W. Bush: I Have ‘Mellowed’ On Gay Marriage
  • “People should be able to do what they want to do, without discrimination. People have a right to be happy.”
  • Husband named and shamed by Jewish religious court for refusing his wife a divorce


2016 "heating up like eggs on chrome bumper in Death Valley parking lot at high noon in August"


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Another snark-filled guest post by the one, the only Will Durst, who's having a little fun with incendiary partisan politics, the growing GOP vs. Dem hostilities, and possible 2016 presidential candidates. Take it away, Will:


Bust out the gin and tonics because this is shaping up to be one heck of a long hot summer. Weather- wise and politics- wise. All over the world, hostilities are flaring like out of control wildfires. While here at home, it’s the words that have grown from fiery to scalding. And the only way to describe the actions- incendiary.

Impeachment and lawsuits and child immigration are all raging hot topics. The partisan sweltering also includes the 2016 presidential sweepstakes, which is heating up like an egg frying on a chrome bumper in a Death Valley parking lot at high noon in August.

The usual and unusual suspects on the Republican side are spending enough time at the Iowa and New Hampshire Humidity Festivals to qualify as part time mosquito repellent reps and if they aren’t, they should be, because they’re going to need all the extra money they can get. This marathon is going to be as expensive as it will be ugly. And that’s saying something.

Meanwhile, the plot thins. Paul Ryan is busy figuring out how to reinstitute debtors prison. Mike Huckabee is checking the Bible for loopholes. Marco Rubio is taking deodorant baths in order to convincingly deny climate change. In Florida.

And that Rand Paul fellow is simply a feuding fool. He finally patches up a blistering squabble with Chris Christie, then goes and starts a new one with Rick Perry that quickly heats up to Def Con 4 levels with both belligerents spitting like rudely awakened cobras. And no mongoose in sight. Sounds like he just doesn’t like governors.

All this torrid internecine warfare has led party moderates to call for Jeb Bush to get into the race. And he might, but first he has to get mom’s permission. After all, it was Barbara who astutely diagnosed the national fever known as Bush Fatigue.

If the Jeb were elected, that would make the last 5 Presidents: Bush- Clinton- Bush- Obama- Bush. Like a club sandwich. With the Bushes as the white bread. And how apropos is that? This family is whiter than Justin Beiber’s Nova Scotia Fan Club. Like cauliflower and mashed potatoes on a paper plate with a side of leeks white.

Other big money interests are running Romney up the flagpole to see if anybody salutes. But so far: not a lot of looking up. Besides, the former Governor of Massachusetts claims to have no interest. Which pretty much describes the problem with his last campaign.

On the other side, to call Hillary Clinton a prohibitive favorite for the Democrats is like implying that Shar Pei puppies are cute. She’s a virtual lock. Just like she was in 2008.

Her new book, “Hard Choices,” which sounds more like Bill’s handiwork, ends with “The time for another hard choice will come soon enough.” Hmmmm. What could she possibly be talking about there? Picking names for the new grandchild?

The biggest problem for the Democrats is a lack of Hillary alternatives. Even LeBron James has a back up. What if the former First Lady goes on the DL? Karl Rove claims her fall a couple of years ago was responsible for brain damage. And the guy who escorted Dubyah into the Oval Office should be trusted on this. He’s probably familiar with the symptoms.

Copyright ©2014, Will Durst. Will Durst is an award- winning, nationally acclaimed political comic. Go to to find about more about the new documentary film “3 Still Standing,” and a calendar guide to personal appearances including his new one- man show “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG.”

Josè Díaz-Balart Meets With President Obama and Reports to All In


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You can almost hear Morgan Freeman, the voice of God, intoning over the National Guard that Governor Good Hair Perry saw fit to deploy on women and children, "This is NOT what Jesus Would Do, Governor Perry!!"

With a few lightning bolts and a suitable coda of thunder to punctuate.

Chris Hayes really went All In Friday evening, when he got the early scoop on colleague Josè Díaz-Balart's enviable interview with President Obama on the day of his historic meetings with Central American rulers on the other end of the humanitarian crisis on the borders.

Díaz-Balart went there, thoroughly, about the complicity of the United States' recreational drug habit in the traffic, and the trafficking, that lie at the heart of this current disaster. He is not wrong, in saying that every line of cocaine done in the U.S. impacts cultures in Central and Southern America.

His MSNBC morning program will offer more interview footage next week. Here is the first look.

Then the promised footage with Chris Hayes in the evening lineup.

Prior to that, Hayes had done a powerful segment on the actual face of the ongoing deportations, with some fascinating facts on the Obama administration's quieter policies.

Do you suppose we could trade the Statue of Liberty back to France for a working guillotine? It would take care of immigration reform and the death penalty glitches in one fell swoop.


For contrast, perennially thirsty Senator Marco Rubio and Pundette Megyn Kelly are cozying up at Fox Noise, hyping their unique, peculiar brand of 'immigration reform assassination' that works so well over at Fvx Nation.



South Miami Mayor: "Rubio is an idiot."


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From the Things We Already Know Department: Marco Rubio is an "idiot." I know, I know, that's redundant, but there still may be someone out there reading this who isn't aware. In this particular instance, it's about climate change. Rubio the Genius-o doesn't believe that climate change is man-made-o:

"I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it. Except it will destroy our economy."

His brilliance is blinding, isn't it? Kinda like the sun that's baking Mother Earth to death.

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He's clearly competing with former Alaskan Half-Gov Ignoramette McVacant for who can stick their head in the sand more deeply. It's a toss-up, but McVacant has a slight edge. But I digress. Back to Florida...

Here is a headline and sub-headline at The Guardian:

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers.

Via TPM:

Rubio is among those Florida politicians, including Gov. Rick Scott (R), who've refused to address the warnings of those experts.

"Rubio is an idiot," South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard said, as quoted by The Guardian. "He says he is not a scientist so he doesn't have a view about climate change and sea-level rise and so won't do anything about it."

Stoddard noted that "the waters are rising." True.

And Marco Rubio is in way over his empty little head.

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