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Weekly Upchuck: The Most Shocking Religion News of Last Week, with Mega-Antidotes!

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what's up chuck 3 religion news Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian and the go-to blogger on religion news, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state,  K.C. Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts. You can link over to her site here for the rest of this post. It’s well worth a look, because I left out a ton of great upchuckable stuff, including antidotes! These are but a few of her weekly "where religion meets your rights" collection:

The Weekly Upchuck

– by K. C. Boyd

Abortion

  • Say What-Chuck? Inn of the Fetus? Pro-life VA Senate values rights of fetus over those of ‘host,’ which ‘some refer 2 as mothers’  http://bit.ly/1dqwOXh

Education

  • Never Stopping-Puke: Missouri Bill Would Allow Students To “Opt-Out” of Learning Evolution. bit.ly/1chxnlJ

Elections

  • Stockman Campaign-Chux: Obama Administration Marriage Equality Stance ‘Setting Up For A Dictatorship’ \bit.ly/1hSSPVW

End Times, Creationism and Other Religious Spew

  • Cult-Like, Corrupt and Christian Conservative-Regurgitus: Inside the Campus Group Creating Wal-Mart Managers bit.ly/1hXfxwh

Fifty Shades of Hate

  • Invoking the Worst-Chuck: Bryan Fischer supports AZ’s anti-gay discrimination law because gay activists are “jack-booted homofascist thugs”: bit.ly/1c2bxbC
  • No Surprise Here-Chuck: How Fox News Helped Promote State Anti-Gay Segregation Bills bit.ly/Mskka5

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • Thank God For Magic Underwear-Chuck! Mormons Declare War on Masturbation (Hint:U Can B Cured) bit.ly/1chtpK6

Sausage Makers and Their Sausage

  • Sponsored By Hate Inc.-Chuck: Missouri lawmakers introduce ‘right to refuse service’ religious freedom bill. bit.ly/MsjD0H
  • Simple Vomit: Louie Gohmert: God ‘answered my prayers’ by creating the Tea Party bit.ly/1hXgmVP

Same Sex Issues

  • So Much For Jesus-Chuck: 50 Michigan pastors speak out against gay marriage on eve of lesbian adoption trial on.freep.com/1chnVyL
  • Hate Lobby-Spews: Lobbyist drafts bill to ban gays from the NFL bit.ly/1chq3Xn

Scandal

Theocrats

  • Up Your Chuck-Chuck: Should you doubt it’s theocracy they’re after: GOP Senate candidate Paul Broun vows to vote only for ‘biblical’ bills.bit.ly/1h6tNzS
  • Tea-Puke: And should you doubt the Tea Party is but a wing of fundie Christians, there’s this: Kansas Tea Party urges state senators to legalize discrimination against LGBT citizens: http://bit.ly/1ebrY46

Women’s Issues

  • She Made Me Do It Vomit-Upchuck-Hurl-Barf: Christian colleges, in their male dominance/female subservience culture, blame rape victims for enticement bit.ly/1c2dBjD

And for "A Great Week For Antidotes" and more Upchucks, follow the link to K.C.'s page.

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The Weekly Upchuck: The Most Shocking Religion News of the Last Week

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what's up chuck bugs bunny religion

Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian and the go-to blogger on religion, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state,  K.C. Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts. You can link over to her site here for the rest of this post. It’s well worth a look, because I left out a ton of great upchuckable stuff, including antidotes! These are but a few of her weekly "where religion meets your rights" collection:

The Weekly Upchuck

– by K. C. Boyd

Abortion

 Creationism

  • Two Bills-Chuck: Bill Nye to Bill Maher: America can’t afford a generation of ‘scientifically illiterate’ children bit.ly/1f1sgfq

 Criminal, Simply Criminal

  • Christians Rape Too-Chuck: Cover-up of male patriarchy & sexual assault at Patrick Henry (Christian) College. bit.ly/1fvy1wO

Education

  • Southern Comfort Hurl: Bill would require reading of Congressional prayers in Alabama schools http://bit.ly/1iZAGTL
  • Screw the Education-Chuck: (Good Christian) Women Should Go To College To Husband-Hunt. http://bit.ly/1e5mqn7

Elections

  • Run On It Huck-A-Chuck: Huckabee Says Abortion Most Important Political Issue. bit.ly/M2ImbJ
  • The Company You Keep-Chuck: Judged by one’s friends, NRA’s Toxic Ted Nugent Causes Campaign Problem 4 TX Gov. Hopeful Greg Abbott. bit.ly/1gfsOL5

 Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • Then There’s This-Chuck: Snake Salvation’ Pastor Who Died From Snakebite Refused Medical Treatment http://bit.ly/1gOyDAV

 Hate, Pure Hate

  • Racist Redux-Chux: Pat Buchanan wants immigration “timeout”; praises anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic European far-right bit.ly/1nKMmK1

Legislators And Their Sausage

  • Great White Hope-Chuck: Ted Cruz asks that folks ‘Pray’ for discrimination’ & ask God to deny marriage rights to gay and lesbian people. ’bit.ly/1fgMCzH

Lies, Propaganda and Hypocrisy

  • WWJD-Chuck? Jesus would oppose ObamaCare because it involves legalized theft: youtu.be/Xz3T6tcEH0g

Same Sex Issues

  • Ugandan Shuffle-Chuck: In a diplomatic understatement POB says: Uganda Anti-Gay Bill Would Mark Step Backward huff.to/1bes8Z3

Scandal

  • Minister Of Porn: Can’t a parent trust their Fundie church no more? California Assemblies Of God youth minister busted for child porn bit.ly/M9Nmew

Women’s Issues

  • Promise “Em Sex But Give ‘Em Arpege-Chuck:. Christers promising more & better sex to male dominant marriages.bit.ly/1gOzgKN
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Upchuckin’ Away Chuck: The Most Shocking Religion News of the Last Week

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what's up chuck 2

Please welcome back guest blogger, author of Being ChristianK.C. Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts. You can link over to her site here for the rest of this post. It’s well worth a look, because I left out a ton of great upchuckable stuff, including antidotes! These are but a few of her weekly church vs. state, "where religion meets your rights" collection:

The Weekly Upchuck

– by K. C. Boyd

Abortion

  • Always Prioritizing-Chuck: RNC reschedules D.C. winter meeting so members can attend anti-abortion rally bit.ly/1iaRk1O

Christian Zionism/Hagee/Israel

  • Picture It-Chuckie: If Obama adopted the same liberal abortion policy as Israel, John Hagee would burst bit.ly/1aKVpVj

Creationism

  • Tragic Upchuck-Chuck: Creation ‘Museum’ 2014 motto: “Standing our ground, rescuing our kids” Translation:We’re ignorant & plan to bring future generations down to our level. As for selling out, it’s nearly certain all tickets went to “believers,” packing the audience http://bit.ly/1aCrFtL

Education

  • Dumbed America Down, Conservative Style-Chuck: Among the many visionary goals of our nation’s right wing—impoverish older people, starve the poor, deny climate change, outlaw abortion and contraception, eliminate healthcare for millions—few are more foundational than defunding education. bit.ly/1f9oUHO

Environment

  • His Stupids Are Showing-Chuck: ‘Amateur paleontologist’ Newt Gingrich says a hotter planet may be just fine bit.ly/19aus2e

Fifty Shades of Cray-Cray

  • None Too Bright-Chuck: Gretchen Carlson mistakes atheists for Satanists. bit.ly/1kpotvb
  • He Has A Dream-Chuck: Rick Santorum has a modest goal of turning his movie studio into “the Pixar of faith movies:” bit.ly/1iWDH9u
  • He Speweth Again: Pat Robertson Apparently Healed A Man’s Toothache Through The TV (VIDEO) huff.to/1ad0F3V

Fifty Shades of Hate

  • Haters On A Tear- Chuck: Sandy Rios: President Obama Is Just Like Hitler & Mao bit.ly/1lPQvvn
  • Brotherly Hate-Hurl: Texas Boy Scout leader says: Use ‘Christian love’-treat gay scouts like criminals @PeterLaBarbera bit.ly/1cZ8bUn

Fifty Shades of Lies/ Hypocrisy

  • As We Live and Lie-Chuck: Leading Republicans’ states among worst hit by jobless benefits cuts  bit.ly/1bIFtT5

Legislators

  • Huck-Chuck: Huckster links brain dead California girl to Nazi death camps, forced abortions bit.ly/1cC0PBI

Military

  • At Long Last-Chuck: Addiction treatment program offered to soldiers at Fort Hood – WITHOUT Christ!  bit.ly/19gdUWp

Same Sex Issues

  • Crispy Critters-Hurl: Kevin Swanson says gay people should be prosecuted or they will soon burn Christians at the stake bit.ly/JEePo2
  • Nothing Better to do-Chuck: Conservatives stage ‘uprising’ demanding sheriffs ‘take back’ Utah from ‘homosexuals’ bit.ly/1dam1VA

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Um, What-Chuck? Nuns’ lawyer tells Fox News that God doesn’t allow signing Obamacare waivers bit.ly/1bIFtT5

War On Women

  • Binders Full Of Women-Chuck: Mittens: Women should only be granted birth control rights at the state level bit.ly/1lo79Vn
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"We're done with your phony War on Christmas." #WarOnFundies

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cross memorial Mt.SoledadMt. Soledad cross, which sits on public land located on a San Diego hilltop.

Merry War on Christmas, boys and girls! Only four more corporate shopping days left, so it's time to focus on what Christianity and the celebration of the birth of their savior is all about.

If you're a regular reader of The Political Carnival, then Queen of Church v. State Oversight and author of Being Christian, K.C. Boyd, needs no introduction. If you are unfamiliar with her work, just go here to see all of my posts of her humor-imbued brilliance.

Yesterday she sent me something on the so-called War on Christmas that was share-worthy, and it goes a little something like this:

War on Christmas, fundies via KC Boyd religion

K.C. created that, wrote it, and thought, correctly, that I'd appreciate it. Oh, I do, I do.

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And because I value her perspective, allow me to also share today's Los Angeles Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter. They are responding to a Times editorial and a news item about efforts to preserve the Mt. Soledad cross, a war memorial in the vicinity of San Diego, California that was constructed on publicly owned land as a tribute to American soldiers killed in battle. A federal judge recently ordered the cross's removal, a decision I strongly support:

I'm disappointed in the Christian community for making no effort to understand the opposition to the Latin cross that sits on top of Mt. Soledad. They only offer criticism to those who find the cross offensive and unwelcome on public property.

Nonreligious Americans are not opposed to Christianity or religious symbols; they just don't appreciate any religious demonstrations on public property — be they Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu or any other faith.

It's offensive to hear the Christian community imply that non-Christians are somehow not as patriotic or worthy of military honors because they don't support the Christian faith.

Rob Macfarlane

Newport Beach

***

The letters printed on this subject reflect the breadth of views held by our citizenry of widely varying beliefs. But none addresses the enduring root of religious symbol controversies.

Keeping crosses prominently positioned has become one means by which the Christian majority validates — some would say struts — its bullying of religious and nonreligious minorities. The same principle motivates that majority to insist on prayers to its God during meetings convened by public entities; nonbelievers are thereby marginalized.

The Supreme Court should put an end to institutionalized oppression of this country's growing non-Christian minority. A sweeping decision on the order of Brown vs. Board of Education — which in 1954 reversed the 'separate but equal' doctrine by which blacks were systematically oppressed — is past due.

Such a decision would ratify separation of church and state and help liberate nonbelievers from majority oppression. It would also serve to free the court from endless haggling over prickly religious freedom disputes.

Solano Beach

Aaron Mills

***

The saying, 'I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you,' comes immediately to mind after reading the letters wondering why someone would want the cross removed. But here's one more attempt:

The cross represents a powerful group that has been, for centuries, trying to obliterate me and mine from this planet. How can anyone seriously say that this honors us in any way?

Mary Ann Steinberger

Tujunga

By the way, of all the letters the L.A. Times received on this topic, only two were in favor of preserving the cross.

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George W. Bush Joins Republicans in Publicly Dissing Jews

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Christians only

Why do Republicans really care about Israel? Is it their compassion for the Jewish state or is it their right-wing religious Christian zealotry? Do they truly care what happens there or does it have to do with belief in the rapture, the destruction of the world?

It's a pretty complex issue. This week former President G.W. Bush is going to be speaking at a fundraiser. That's not uncommon for an ex-president. But what might be is to whom he's speaking. The group is rather controversial, John Hagge's Cornerstone Church.

CORRECTION: THE GROUP GEORGE W. BUSH WILL BE SPEAKING TO IS THE MESSIANIC JEWISH BIBLE INSTITUTE, NOT John Hagge's Cornerstone Church. My apologies for mixing up the two groups. DG

Yet those who have been featured and feted guests of honor at their annual fundraising event read like a who's who of extremist right wing Republican policy. Oliver North, Glenn Beck and Rick Santorum. Now GW. In my post yesterday, entitled, If Only This Was A Book. Watch The Trailer I pointed out some insane plans Bush had for dividing up Israel to bring it in line with the boundaries required for "The Apocalypse" and "The Rapture." It seems with this speaking engagement, he hasn't given up on interference with the Jewish state or the religious beliefs of millions of Jews.

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Jews Take Note: No More Snip The Tip

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As Paddy pointed out in her morning briefing yesterday, SUNDAY LINKS, there's a new train of thought pulling into the Stockholm Station that goes contrary to Jewish law. It's that circumcision should be outlawed. That will surely be another job killer. What will all of those Jewish religious Mohels do for work if they can't perform their job -- or worse yet, totally eliminate their jobs.

Don't know what a mohel is? A mohel is a Jewish man who performs the ritual of brit milah (covenant of circumcision) on a baby boy eight days after he is born. This tradition goes back thousands of years.

Now circumcision itself isn't reserved for Jewish boys. It's a medical practice that has been adopted for health reasons all over the world. In some countries it's more prominent, and in others, less. But it's certainly not witchcraft or voodoo. It's a safe, medical procedure. It' has it's fans and it's foes.

So perhaps, unless religiously performed, it could be a take-it or leave-it proposition, left to the parents.

Well, it seems the Swedes want to take the choice out of the parents hands totally.

According the Swedish Newspaper THE LOCAL:

crying child

"To circumcise a child without medical reasons and without the child's consent, runs contrary... to the child's human rights and the fundamental principles of medical ethics," they write in a debate article in the Dagens Nyheter daily on Saturday.

The Swedish Society of Medicine (SLS), the Swedish Society of Health Professionals (Vårdförbundet), the Swedish Pediatric Society (BLF) and the Swedish Association of Pediatric Surgeons (SLF), argues that Swedish law requires that the child's parents will be taken into account wherever possible.

Wow, that seems to be tossing the baby out with the foreskin. The child's considered too young to make the decision for himself as to whether or not to go under the knife, but taking his parents away to jail seems a bit harsh -- especially if the infant doesn't have a job or  other way to support himself. You snip the tip and do time in the hoosegow.

Do you think they have their own ward for circumcision offenders? Cell block Fore!

This motion to ban the religious and health procedure has reached serious levels and the argument may take it all the way to the U.N. according to the Swedish Pediatric Society (BLF).

"We consider circumcision of boys without the child's consent to be in contravention of article 12 of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which gives children the right to have an opinion in matters which concern them."

The issue has become topical in Sweden in recent weeks following the submission of a motion to parliament from the Sweden Democrats calling for an outright ban on the procedure.

Well, I don't wish to argue with the great nation of Sweden, but if they're going to pick a dick measuring contest, this one seems to be a tough one. Removing parents rights to decide health care for their children and in some cases, (there must be some Jews in Sweden, Bjorn Cohen or Ingemar Shapiro) religious beliefs is violating thousands of years of tradition.

Not every tradition is a good thing. I'm not sure singing the national anthem before a ball game, or dancing the May pole dance on May 1st accomplishes a lot, but the root of circumcision has some pretty strong lineage.

the bible

You may want to know how this "barbaric" procedure came into being. It's basis is some old book called the bible.

In Genesis 17:10–12, God said to Abraham, “As for you, you and your offspring to come throughout the ages shall keep My covenant…. Every male among you shall be circumcised. You shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and that shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and you. And throughout the generations, every male among you shall be circumcised at the age of eight days.”

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Hey Crazy Lady, For Your Next Miracle Will You Become A Total Ass?

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Right Wing Watch. With a name like that, I had to see what I was missing while reading Sanity International (everything not right wing). So I dropped by. I was sure I would find something eye opening, and you know what? I did.

An Arizona family that fled the US by boat only to be lost at sea is planning to leave again, once again by boat. Back in August, the Gastonguay family cited “abortion, homosexuality [and] the state-controlled church” as reasons for leaving the US to the island nation of Kiribati.

Christian Right radio host Kevin Swanson says it is appropriate to attend a same-sex wedding but only as long as you hold up a sign calling for the happy couple to be put to death.

Conservative activist and Fox News contributor Jesse Lee Peterson is angry about the growing political clout of African Americans and women, and he believes President Obama, Al Sharpton, Jamie Fox and Oprah Winfrey used the official commemoration of 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom to spread anti-white racism and socialism.

But that wasn't the big story. Oh, no. Not by a long-shot. That honor belongs to this story:

Self-proclaimed television prophet Cindy Jacobs recently told her followers that her faith once caused a woman to re-grow a cheek bone in seconds and that she was able to self-heal a grapefruit-sized tumor caused by Satan.

If you want some ding for your dong, some bang for your buck and some tooti for your fruity, here she is in all of her religious glory:

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