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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 May 17, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Rights

  • #EveryWomansNightmare Wisconsin GOP Bill Would Give Inlaws Power to Stop a Daughter-In-Law’s Abortion
  • #ThosePeskyFacts Anti-Choice Groups Vow to Defy New Provisions of D.C. Law That Don’t Exist
  • #DoingItTheirWay Family Planning Cuts That The Texas Legislature Forced Through Are Having Dire Consequences And You Can Thank Today’s Religious Right
  • #BitByBit House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban
  • #FromLieToShiningLie From Alaska to Alabama, Investigation Shows False Testimony Formed Basis for Abortion Restrictions
  • #OhToBeAWomanInSD South Dakota Ranks Worst in the Nation on Reproductive Rights

Creationism

  • #Hamchuck Louisiana GOPer wants the government to help build Ken Ham’s insane creationist amusement park

Education

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • #SpeakingOfUpchuck Bry-Bry-The-Fish: ‘I Believe We Are Going To Have Violence’ If SCOTUS Legalizes Gay Marriage
  • #Stop.Now. Sandy Rios On Train Crash: Engineer’s Gayness A ‘Factor’

Fifty Shades Of Hypocrisy And Lying Propaganda

If Media’s The Message

  • #OxyBoy Rush Limbaugh panics over decline of Christianity in America — says ‘1 million gay activists’ are to blame

Israel, End Times And Hagee

  • #QUiveringWithGlee Billy The Graham’s daughter et al pledge that: Gay Marriage, Legal Abortion Will Lead To Apocalypse
  • #ApartheidBound Netanyahu makes it official: New gov’t does not have 2-state solution as its goal
  • #FlimflammerSkimscammer John Hagee Wants To Make Sure He’s Getting Your Money
  • #ForThoseWhoThinkWar Dueling Fundamentalisms: Christian and Islamic

Politics Nation

  • #Panderfest Jeb Bush to tout power of Christian faith at Liberty University
  • #JesusSezRobThePoor? Fox News host smacks down Ben Carson’s Bible-based flat tax
  • #LyingCrapWeasel Huckajesus’ Former Colleagues Turn On Him
  • #NeoconReligionist Jebya: Stronger ‘Christian voice’ needed in world
  • CourtingAndAPandering For Scott Walker’s first-ever trip to the Holy Land, he went to Larry Mizel, the go-to billionaire for GOP politicians traveling to Israel.
  • #FrothyDonsTheVest Rick Santorum blames Christianity’s decline on lack of anti-abortion zealots running for president
  • #ReligiousTest Scott Walker Is Having A Hard Time Proving He’s Pro-Life Enough For Evangelicals
  • #Cruz-ingKaKa Ted Cruz: Gay Marriage Is The Greatest Threat To Religious Freedom In American History
  • #LooseningHisBibleBelt Huckajesus sez LGBT equality “is not a political issue … It is a biblical issue”

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • #Base-icTruths Evangelicals Stay Strong as Christianity Crumbles in America

Same Sex Issues

Scandal

Theocracy Rising

  • #StraightFromTheAss’sMouth Jeb Bush Promises Christianity Will Govern His Office
  • #StuffMatters Franklin Graham To Save America With Right-Wing ‘Prayer Rallies’ In All 50 States Before 2016 Election
  • #CrazyChristiansRising “…evangelicals now constitute a clear majority (55%) of all US Protestants,” – Pew
  • #BostonsScrod Evangelizing Boston-”Church planting” uses public schools to reduce rent and retake secular Boston

Antidotes

  • Insurers Must Cover All Birth Control Methods
  • Reza Aslan: It’s not God’s fault if you use religion to justify hate — you’re just a bigot
  • Barack Obama: “Despite great caring & concern, fighting poverty . . often times view it as a ‘nice to have’ relative to an issue like abortion”

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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 May 10, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

Creationism

Education

Fifty Shades Of Cray-Cray

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • #WithDignity Muslims Defend Pam Geller’s Right to Hate
  • #Carefully Selected Garland, Texas—Scene of Pamela Geller’s ‘Event’ & Last Night’s Shootings—Is a Hotbed for Anti-Muslim Bigotry
  • #FutilityBeingTheOperativeWord PAMELA GELLER IN BROOKLYN: FREE SPEECH, HATE SPEECH, AND THE FUTILITY OF ARGUING WITH A BIGOT
  • #NousNeSommesPasPamelaGeller Texas shooting offers timely reminder of the difference between Charlie Hebdo & Pamela Geller.
  • #Dumb.Founded Fox News host dumbfounded when anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller compares herself to Rosa Parks
  • #PlayingToKill Christian developer behind ‘Kill the F*ggot’ game promises next release will be even more offensive
  • #ShandaBabe The jihad of Pamela Geller
  • #WhatsTheMatterWithThisPicture 7 Conservatives Who Surprisingly Have Refused To Stand Behind Pam Geller

Fifty Shades Of Lying Propaganda

If Media’s The Message

  • #SavagePuke Michael Savage: Terrorists have infiltrated the Obama administration, “playing for the other side”

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • #Hagee’sLostHisVoice? Ethiopian-Israelis (The same people John Hagee financed & brought over to people the settlements) Protest in Tel Aviv Over Police Treatment
  • #AlIslamophobia “Everything that Starts with ‘Al’ in The Middle East is Bad News” | Senator Graham’s Remarks at AIPAC Revealed
  • #MessianicFervor Israeli defense minister promises to kill more civilians and threatens to nuke Iran
  • #JebyaRising One of Jeb Bush’s top advisers on Israel: George W. Bush
  • #SheldonAdelsonPlusHobbyLobbyMakeRapture Birthright for evangelicals? Hobby Lobby family funds new Israel trips.

Politics Nation

Religion Gone Bad

  • #Creflo’sDollar Creflo Dollar Now Asking $114MM For Luxury Yacht
  • #JesusWails How the Religious Right Corrupts Christianity
  • #GiveHimTheWhip Black Megapastor Says Families Were ‘a Lot Stronger, a Lot More Unified and Made a Lot More Progress’ During Slavery

Same Sex Issues

  • #AllAboutTheGays Tony Perkins: Baltimore unrest might be godly punishment for declaring ‘moral rights to that which is morally wrong’
  • #TheTropesComeOut TEXAS PASTORS COMPARE GAY MARRIAGE TO BESTIALITY, PEDOPHILIA AT SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING: VIDEO
  • #ScienceReigns New Research Further Debunks Regnerus Study On Gay Parenting

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandal

  • #RebbesGotABrandNewBag Authorities raid ‘cult’ women’s seminary in Jerusalem, arrest rabbi in charge
  • #GohmertsPile Once the US is at war we will all realize Louie Gohmert was right and elect him Speaker, says Louie Gohmert
  • #GreatestConOnEarth Get rich quick! How to crowdfund your intolerance in 3 easy steps
  • #ThouShaltNotPorn Arkansas pastor’s wife turns him in after finding ‘tens of thousands’ of child porn files
  • #BackwardsDay Faith healer sues atheist video blogger for using science to expose him on YouTube as a ‘swindler’
  • #GayWishComeTrue Pastor told gay ‘paramours’ he wished God would kill his wife months before she was found murdered

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

  • #ConstitutionalBreech The National Day Of Prayer, which is May 7 this year, is a sectarian event with roots in fundamentalist Christianity

Antidotes

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Flashback Friday - Iraq, Nixon & Sting

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Sting with Nicole Sandler at Channel 103.1/Los Angeles - Oct 1999

Sting with Nicole Sandler at Channel 103.1/Los Angeles - Oct 1999

 

Each Friday morning, we wrap up our broadcast week with a trip into my musical radio past. Believing that music soothes the savage beast, it was especially useful today as the world has descended into savage madness. More on that in a bit.

Today, our Flashback Friday featured my two interview with the former Police-man, Sting!

I first interviewed him at LA's legendary KSCA fm 101.9 in 1996, in conjunction with the release of his Mercury Falling album. As he noted, our "Music Hall" was named with tongue firmly in cheek, as it was actually a hall-way that led from the main studio to the production room and production office. But the sound that came from our "music hall" was magical.

Sting hadn't done a radio station appearance like this in over a decade, but he was so pleased with our session that he began doing more of them.

Three years later, on October 27, 1999, Sting was touring in support of Brand New Day. In the midst of a four-night stand at the Universal Amphitheater, he joined me in studio again, this time at Channel 103.1, also in Los Angeles, this time with some lucky listeners joining us in studio too.

Soothing the Savage Beast

The beasts certainly need soothing right now as the world seems to be a giant pressure cooker ready to blow. Last night, President Obama took to the TV to announce that he had authorized two types of actions in Iraq: the first, air drops of humanitarian had already begun,  the second "targeted" air strikes to protect American interests in Iraq.

The need for humanitarian aid is without question.

U.S. aircraft, escorted by fighter jets, dropped 5,300 gallons of fresh drinking water and 8,000 meals ready to eat. The aircraft were over the drop area for less than 15 minutes flying at a low altitude, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

The emergency effort is being deployed to help a group of 40,000 Yazidis, a group of ethnic Kurds, who fled villages in northern Iraq under threat from ISIS.

The Yazidis fled to the Sinjar Mountains, in a remote part of northern Iraq near the border of Syria, where they are stuck without food or water while ISIS forces are gathered at the base of the mountains.

As for the "targeted air strikes," which began early this morning, it's not so clear that bombs are the way to go. My friend David Swanson, one of the founders of World Beyond War, explained in a post this morning he titled "Back in Iraq, Jack.  (I guess this is the bad kind of flashback.)

Obama promises no combat troops will be sent back to Iraq.  No doubt.  Instead it'll be planes, drones, helicopters, and "non-combat" troops.  "America is coming to help" finally just sounded as evil as Reagan meant it to, but it was in Obama's voice.  The ironies exploded like Iraqi houses on Thursday.  While the United States locks Honduran refugee children in cages, it proposes to bomb Iraq for refugees.  While Gaza starves and Detroit lacks water, Obama bombs Iraq to stop people from starving.  While the U.S. ships weapons to Israel to commit genocide, and to Syria for allies of ISIS, it is rushing more weapons into Iraq to supposedly prevent genocide on a mountaintop -- also to add to the weapons supplies already looted by ISIS.

Flash back a bit further - 40 years ago today this happened...

It seems like yesterday...

And finally, I invited my old friend Judge David Young on the show for a couple of reasons this morning. As the first openly gay judge to sit on the bench in Miami, and the first openly gay man with a TV show (The Judge David Young Show), I wanted his take on the progress Florida is making toward marriage equality.  He also gave us some advice on how to vote in judicial elections -- bottom line is DO YOUR RESEARCH!

There's no easy way to figure it out, but he'll help you if you ask nicely!

And with that, we're done for the week.

If we're still standing, we'll be back Monday with Howie Klein and The Steve Israel Hour, and The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel too... Radio or Not.

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Gliberal Goddesses

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Gliberal Goddesses

Today, we inaugurated a new segment on the show - The Gliberal Goddesses! It's GottaLaff, Amy Simon and myself talking about things that women talk about, the way women talk about them.

Today we discussed the Ray Rice domestic violence case and the NFL's sad response to it.

So great to hear from Keith Olbermann again! While I agree with him, I also agree with Whoopi Goldberg

We also discussed some Pat Robertson insanity (nothing new there), and the most outrageous comment of the day, this time from Geraldo Rivera...

I don't think we'll have trouble filling this segment in the future. We'll have to decide whether to do it in Laffy's spot every other week or schedule a separate show in the afternoon so Laffy can get her beauty rest in. Stay tuned!

In the first hour, I spoke with Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, executive director of the Campaign for Southern Equality, about the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has just ruling in Bostic v. Schaefer upholding the decision to strike down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage! The dominoes are falling in the fight against marriage equality..

More tomorrow, radio or not!

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