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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 February 22, 2014 - late!

Abortion, Contraception And Other Womens/ Issues

 

All Things LGBT

 

Education

 

Fifty Shades Of Lying Propaganda

  • Loogie Time: Huckajesus Tells Followers that Media has Labeled Christians as “Hate Groups”
  • Boynking Blech: Family Research Council spox Jerry Boykin claims Obama is “very supportive of Islamic jihadists”
  • WTF- – -Chuck? California priest demands elementary kids confess to adultery, sodomy, premature sterilizations
  • Barfton: Makin’ It Up As He Goes: Barton: The Bible Prohibits Government Debt And Jesus Hates The Capital Gains Tax
  • Zowie. Zounds. Upchuck: Matt Barber’s website warns Obama’s “Final Solution for the USA” includes a “North American Caliphate”
  • Vomitroceous: 5 Valiant GOP Efforts to Make Americans As Dumb As Possible

 

Fifty Shades Of Barking Mad

 

Fifty Shades Of Hate

 

If Media Is The Message

 

 

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Nasty Phlegm: Huckajesus: ” Netanyahu is a Churchill in a world of Chamberlains.”
  • Chicken Little Redux-Chux: Dear Religious Right: I’m Still Waiting for the Sky to Fall
  • Turd Talk: Arkansas End Times-guided Senator pushing for the U.S. to nuke ISIS. No, really
  • Electioneering Spit-Up In effort to prop up support for Likud, Israel announces new settler homes. Also electricity to be cut to the West Bank
  • The Joke’s On Jew, Chuck: Many Jews, relieved to have the steadfast support of the bloc that calls itself ‘Christian Zionists’ are making a Faustian bargain. While these so-called Zionists’ public face is one of love for Israel, “on religious television, in books, and at religious conferences, this love is unabashedly presented as biblical prophecy come to life, culminating in the return of Christ and the conversion or elimination of Jews.”
  • Emesis Rising: News only if you haven’t been listening: Millions of Evangelical Christians Want to Start World War III … to Speed Up the Second Coming
  • In GW, God So Hated The World: There is no “doubt now that President Bush’s reason for launching the war in Iraq was, for him, fundamentally religious. He was driven by his belief that the attack on Saddam’s Iraq was the fulfillment of a Biblical prophesy in which he had been chosen to serve as the instrument of the Lord.”
  • In Deep Doo-Doo: 36 percent of all Americans believe that the Bible is God’s Word and should be taken literally, 59 percent say they believe that events predicted in the Book of Revelation will come to pass.

 

Politics Nation

  • Grand Old Pukers: The GOP “can’t quit their fealty to the religious right”
  • Primping, Preening, Spewing: Walker will come out in full-throated support of creationism because that is what his base wants to hear.
  • Works Every Time Chuck: Netanyahu campaign ad feeds upon fear and Islamaphobia.
  • End Times Poopers: To Understand Scott Walker’s Strength, Look at His (mostly messianic) Donors
  • Calling Scott Walk To The Toilet: Scott Walker says he consults with God, but his office can’t provide documents to prove it
  • Down Dirty Hurl: Presidential Wannabes, Cruz And Jindal, Join Far-Right Activists at Frank Gaffney ‘Defeat Jihad’ Forum
  • The Stupids Step In It: GOP still party of stupid: Scott Walker, Fox News and why 2016 hopefuls must appease wingnut base on evolution
  • Passion Puke: Still very early but for now . . . Huckajesus is surging, Bush stalling
  • Evolutionary Upchuck: Stop Whining Conservative Media, Asking Scott Walker About Evolution Is Completely Legit You’re the ones who started the Candidate’s Religion Test.
  • The Science Of Spew: Religious broadcaster says Scott Walker was right: ‘Real experts’ have ‘disproven’ evolution
  • Huckajesus Hurls: Compares Pencils To AR-15s Because Both Are ‘Assault Weapons’
  • Walkering It Back to Truther Town: Walker: I Don’t Know If Obama Is Christian

 

Religion Gone Bad

 

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

 

Scandal

 

Science – - Or Not

  • Hurling Hairballs: Liberals are absolutely anti-science when it comes climatology and global warming.” Bryan Fischer
  • Devolutionary Walker: The Public Has Every Right to Know if Scott Walker Believes in Evolution

 

Supremes And Lower Courts

 

Theocracy Rising

 

Antidotes

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Only Pat Robertson -- and his Flock -- Would Denigrate Robin Williams

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This is so far past Ick that new adjectives need forming and disseminating.

But then again, Pat Robertson's middle name is Ick.

Robertson brings it back to liberal sin and excess every time, but targeting the revered and only recently passed Robin Williams was a Christian Slime move of the first water.

Don't you just want to move next-door to that?

Here are a couple of Robertson doozies:

'There is no such thing as separation of church and state in the Constitution. It is a lie of the Left and we are not going to take it anymore.'

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'The flooding of New Orleans is a sign that God is tired of seeing his creation mocked by the Mardi Gras and its perverted display of debauchery and exposed breasts.'

Robertson has a catalogue of incidents (or perhaps a roomful of binders) that should have had him certified years and years and years and years and years ago. He's stuck somewhere between 1776 and 1945.

Sad, really … until you think about how many millions (perhaps billions) Robertson and his ilk of Ick have put the tithing squeeze on their subscribers/bank-roll/churchgoers to attain.

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Pat Robertson: Busily Sowing A Fear of Witchcraft Like It Is 1692

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Huge thanks to the folks at Raw Story for getting this offensive smut of Pat Robertson's reported and out on the airwaves.

As a direct female to female descendent of Rebecca Nurse, hung in Salem, Massachusetts a rather long time ago, this ticks me off. Royally. This is the best Pat can come up with? Is he just ripping off Alan Ball, catching a little True Blood cachet because he heard there were some Right Wingers in it?

{Sidebar: If you're a fan, you so know that there ARE Wingers in True Blood and they are SO well depicted it's as electrifying as Sookie in a Mood ... the Tea Party undercurrents are handled with deftness, and if you have been watching Ball forever, you know why his first HBO Series 'Six Feet Under' is still important as a wild, California-West Coast lens or socio-political record of the Bush culture and years.}

Back to the candidate for reigning King of the Regressive Right Asshattery, Pat Robertson. This ... blind, lame and deeply crippled philosophy, or transparently rampant superstition, is the sort of intellect of a man they build universities 'to' in places like Virginia? The husband pursued the collegial Arts at Lynchburg for a spell, bless his New Jersey heart, the tales are frightening and completely explain his time as a Dead Head.

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Witchcraft? Seriously?!?

Without further ado. Pat Robertson.

What a way to celebrate Bastille Day ... bring out the Senior Religionist Fringe!

In a nutshell, Pat Robertson answered a 700 Club Dear Abby letter from a mother claiming her son was in demon-induced agony by telling her to look over to Ancestry.com or the family Bible and find the wicked witch of an ancestress she was meant to identify and fixate blame on.

Rebecca Nurse was said to have gone to her death with the kind of dignity my generation might expect from Dame Judy Dench or the intrepid Ethel Kennedy.

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In the meantime, Pat Robertson is busy sowing fear, creating one more 'Other' to avoid, casting seeds of hate and demonizing those he imagines are out to get him. How much does Pat Robertson remind you of a paranoid conspiracy-theorizing guy with fully-stocked and staffed bunkers in at least two countries?

Somewhat more eccentric underneath than either J. Edgar Hoover at home or a randy Dick Morris ... The Full Vitter Truthiness Challenged Territories?

Excerpted from one of the great folks over at Raw Story, David Edwards, these eminently Tweetable, Bizarro Robertson 700 Club and All Purpose Christian talking points that really rang my alarm bell.

Instead of recommending that the mother seek medical attention, Robertson said that the boy could be “oppressed or possessed by demons.”

Sounds smart.
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You see, the mother had mentioned extreme belly pain in a teenage boy, distress akin to a gut punch - a Big Mac might have been the first culprit looked to. Or an aversion to organized religion at ungodly hours. But, no, Robertson had the cockamamie 'truth' to be touted in his absolutely un-researched reading of the situation, aka a shot at the most fashionable Hater target du Jour for Wingers, the occult or 'somebody in witchcraft'. Double points if the witch is a member of the LGBTQ community or a skin color other than 'pale'.

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“You need to get somebody with you who understands the spiritual dimension and doing spiritual warfare,” he continued. “If I were you, I would look back in your family. What in your family — do you have anybody involved in the occult, somebody in witchcraft or tarot cards or psychic things?”

“Has there something been there that you don’t know about. Some grandparent, great grandparent or something. Look into the family tree, and then get some people in there and cast this stuff out. But that does not sound like normal.”

So Robertson is advocating for exorcism, now? Has he been watching too much modern melodrama on the silver screen, got a wee streaming habit, there Pat? Global warming, No Way ... but looking back to cast out demons and witches is your spiritual and gastroenterological diagnosis?

Better reenroll in one of your Born Again colleges. Silly season doesn't even cover it.

Which leaves progressives faced with the farsical and fanciful or simply surreal set of circumstances to dissect. And an unendingly enormous appreciation of humor.

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The American Tealiban

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The woman on the left is Holly "Hobby Lobby" Fisher, a misguided, under-educated dolt who believes that she's holding her "First and Second Amendment rights" in her hands in the picture above.

The woman on the right is Sherafiyah Lewthwaite, an international terrorist known as the White Widow who is part of the Al-Shabaab Islamic militant group, a religious zealot who takes her marching orders from her misreading and misunderstanding of the Quran.

Unfortunately, Ms. Fisher doesn't see the similarity in the two pictures or get that she is the American Tealiban In fact, she went on "Fox & Friends" to try to explain her stupidity.

Although the segment begins with some disgusting tweets aimed at her, allegedly from sick individuals she calls "liberals"(and for which there is no excuse), it quickly moved on to Ms. Fisher's own inane thoughts.

HOLLY 'HOBBY LOBBY': “It’s shocking for me that people would compare someone who is standing in front of our flag that represents our freedom on Independence Day. I’m holding my First and Second Amendment rights in my hand and it all represents freedom, and they want to compare me to a woman who is quite the opposite. She despises everything about this country and hates this country and would kill all of us if given an opportunity. I don’t understand where the logic comes from.”
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“I expected less backlash with this than I did the first one because the picture is, like, America’s founding principles. That’s all that’s in the picture. And I really didn’t think it would cause the uproar that it has.”

I spoke about this story with both of today's guests: Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars, and PR Maven, pundit and media mogul Cliff Schecter.

We also discussed the disconnect between the religious right (aka the Holier than Thou crowd) and the teachings of their savior Jesus Christ. As an atheist Jew, I'm more "Christian" than any of those hateful pricks who want to deport innocent children just because they weren't born here.

It's Opposite World...

I'm preparing for my trip to LA for the AFT convention, and then Detroit for Netroots Nation. So I'll cut this blog entry short. But I'll be back tomorrow with Amy Simon and some fabulous female facts, Stephen Goldstein with the No More Bullshit Minute, and whatever else the day brings. See you then, radio or not...

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