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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by author KC Boyd

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian -- a racy novel that explores the dark underbelly of the right-wing Christian world -- and the go-to blogger on shocking religion news, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state (weekly upchucks), KC Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts.

You can link over to the official KC Boyd 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:

Your Weekly Upchucks: The place where religion meets your rights

– by KC Boyd

 Creationism

  • Ham In My Upchuck: With Kentucky Taxpayer Help, Moron Amusement Park Begins: Huge Bulldozers to Start Excavating

Education

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Um. Hurl. KKK Leader Disputes Hate Group Label: ‘We’re A Christian Group’

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • King Loon Spews: Showing his crazy again. Pat Robertson discusses plan to impeach Obama over Iraq: ‘Intervene, Lord! Send the angels!’

Fifty Shades Of Lies And Propaganda

If Media Is The Message

  • Four Score And Hurling: ‘Marxist’ Lincoln enslaved us all by ending Southern slavery
  • Um-Chuck-A-Lucka-Lucka: Teenagers Confuse A ‘Bromance’ Or ‘Guy Crush’ With Being Gay – Because maybe they are gay
  • Fox News Greta Van Susteren Christians Under Attack

Israel And End Times Politics

  • Book Of Revelatory Upchuck: To the delight of End Timers, the vast region Bush so blithely called the arc of instability seems to beheading for utter chaos or a mega-conflict

Military

Politics Nation

  • (David) Barf-dom: Pseudo-Historian David Barton Helps RNC Promote Its Campaign To Mobilize Religious Right Voters
  • Libertarian Ka-Ka: Rand Paul on abortion: Civilization will collapse unless fetuses get personhood rights

Religion Gone Bad

  • Upchucking Hard: Steve King says the GOP must restrain Obama so God can use the next president to “restore the soul of America”:

Same Sex Issues

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandal/Tragedy

  • Who Would Chuckie Punch?  California pastor punches wife’s face so hard in church parking lot that he breaks her glasses
  • Texas, Guns & Homeschooling, Chuck: ‘Very sheltered’ homeschooled Texas teen guns down both parents

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Voluntary Upchuck: Breaking With Other States, Judge Rules Tennessee’s Gay Marriage Ban Is Constitutional
  • Oy Chuck: The Enormous, Unbelievable Stakes For The Supreme Court In 2016

Women

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Your Weekly Upchucks: KC Boyd Brings Us Shocking Religion News

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian -- a racy novel that explores the dark underbelly of the right-wing Christian world -- and the go-to blogger on shocking religion news, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state (weekly upchucks), KC Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts.

You can link over to the official KC Boyd 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:

Your Weekly Upchucks: The place where religion meets your rights

– by KC Boyd

Creationist Crackpottery

  • Kentucky Rides The Ark Chuck? Will taxpayers fund DC’s Hobby Lobby Bible Museum? Kentucky Officials Are Adamant About Propping Up The ‘Ark Park’

Christian Nation

  • Biblically Upchuckable: Steven Palazzo (R-MS) Sends Bible to All Colleagues
  • Cliven’s Mother Chucker: Of course ‘He’ did. Welfare Rancher Cliven Bundy Says God Told Him To Start A Civil War
  • Father of Ted Pukes Again: Rafael Cruz wants pastors to hand out biblical voting guides in church to save America

Education

  • The ABC’s Of Religious Upchuck: De Blasio’s Prekindergarten Expansion Collides With Church-State Divide

Fifty Shades Of Hate With A Side Of Yuck Tossed In

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • You Can Do Better Chuck: Religious Right Group Warns ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ Obama Is Persecuting Christians With LGBT Rights Push
  • Condom-ology For Upchuckers: Anti-LGBT activist cons his way into Pride parade to hand out fake ‘gospel condoms’

Fifty Shades Of Lying Propaganda

  • Lies From The Puke Of Barton: David Barton: Pro-Choice Candidates Will Take Away Your Property And Guns

If Media Is The Message

  • Hucking Dominionist Puke-Lies: Mike Huckabee: Obama ‘Acting Like God,’ ‘Worthy Of Impeachment’
  • Hagee Hawks A Loogie: Jesus’ Wing Man? John Hagee Blames ‘Nasty’ Welfare Recipients, ‘Pedophile’ Immigrants For Unraveling Of America

Politics Nation

Scandal

  • All Hail The Pervert-Chuck: Louisiana church posts video of standing ovation for priest after child sex accusations

Same Sex Issues

  • And Jesus Upchucked:  Florida church cancels ‘blasphemous’ funeral after learning man was gay
  • Backlash-y Upchuck: Pennsylvania bridal shop won’t sell gowns to lesbian couple, sparking backlash

Supremes And Lower Courts

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The Supreme Court Caught With Robes Down On Hidden Cam

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The United States Supreme Snort, er, Court-- are they for real? Well, just take a look at the hidden camera footage Funny or Die gathered for this "expose" on the Chief Justice and his all-boy's club. If you don't crack up watching this, you're not breathing.

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Your Weekly Upchucks: Hypocrisy, Shocking Religion News

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian -- a racy novel that explores the dark underbelly of the right-wing Christian world -- and the go-to blogger on shocking religion news, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state (weekly upchucks), KC Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts.

You can link over to the official KC Boyd 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:

Your Weekly Upchucks: The place where religion meets your rights

– by KC Boyd

Abortion and Contraception

  • Chuck Says CHEESE-HEADS! In wake of Hobby Lobby, Wisconsin will no longer require employers to follow the state law mandating coverage.

Education

  • Duh-Chuck: To significantly decrease unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, maternal deaths and sexually transmitted diseases globally, we should start talking to boys and girls about their sexual and reproductive health as young as age 10, says a new study out of Georgetown University.
  • Homo-Whats Chuck? Utah man fired after boss complains blog post about homophones made school sound gay

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Jesus Hurls: Christian Church Curses Gay People With ‘Cancer HIV Syphilis Then Hell’

Fifty Shades Of Lies, Propaganda And Hypocrisy

  • Knocked Up And Upchucked: In yet another instance of Christian hypocrisy, Hobby Lobby Allegedly Fired Employee Due to Pregnancy

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • Akin’s Achin’ For A-Pukin’: Akin Says God Protected Him During ‘Legitimate Rape’ Controversy
  • Tides Of Hurl: God gave Alabama coal, so EPA can’t tell us not to burn it, state officials say

If Media Is The Message

  • Very. Treasonous. Upchuck: ‘Pray That God Cuts Short The Obama Presidency, And Punishes All Those Who Enabled It’

Israel And End Times (aka John Hagee)

  • Dermer Does Doo-Doo: Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer refers to those protesting the current war as “moral idiots’
  • Scorched Earth Chuckers: Senator Lindsay Graham exhorts Israelis to “go as far as you need to go...

Politics Nation

  • Lies From The Pit Of Puke Redux: GA GOP House candidate warns we are in the “last days.” And he’ll probably win.
  • Upchucking The Vote: Been going on for over a decade: Evangelical Churches Blatantly Violating Law By Electioneering From Pulpit

Religion Gone Bad, Religion Gone Mad

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Ba-Da-Boom-Chuck: And there you have it: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Male Justices Don’t Understand What Hobby Lobby Meant For Women
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Hobby Lobby Ruling Opens Doors For Satanists To Strike Down Anti-Abortion Laws

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My father used to say, "There's nary an ill wind that doesn't blow some good." Pretty smart guy, my pop.

While everyone on the right is cheering the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby finding and looking for more religiously restrictive ways to use it, there're some others who are seeing a bright lining to this dark cloud. Those people are the Satanists.

Okay, most of you think those who worship Satan march to a much different drummer than the rest of us. Sure they do. But they have a right to their beliefs and the Hobby Lobby decision is a religious-based determination. And Satanism, despite how little or much you know about it, fits the description of a bona-fide religion.

Now comes the interesting part. The Satanists are making an argument, based on the Supreme Court's finding, that some anti-abortion laws are forcing a state's religious belief on them and therefore need not be followed. The Raw Story:

According to the Guttmacher Institute, 35 states currently have informed consent laws, and of those, 33 require that the woman be told the gestational age of the fetus.

In some states, that information consists of pro-life propaganda that links abortion to a higher incidence of breast and ovarian cancers, or discusses “post-abortion syndrome,” a mental condition not recognized by any major medical or psychiatric organization.

Regardless of your personal religious beliefs, you can see the argument here that science is being misused, misconstrued or misinterpreted to serve a "right wing, religious" view. There has been no consensus on abortion leading to higher rates of breast or ovarian cancer or "post-abortion syndrome." Truthfully, postpartum depression is a real and acknowledged clinical psychosis and that's generally, by definition, after a child has been carried to term.

Because the Satanic Temple bases its belief “regarding personal health…on the best scientific understanding of the world, regardless of the religious or political beliefs of others,” it claims that state-mandated information with no basis in scientific fact violates its religious beliefs.

Now I get to use a favorite word -- ergo -- this makes forcing a woman to read informed consent laws unconstitutional. At least in the 35 states that require it.

Hobby Lobby and the Satanists could be a blessing in disguise, or as my pop would say, the good that the ill wind kicked up.

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Your Weekly Upchucks: KC Boyd Brings Us Shocking Religion News

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian -- a racy novel that explores the dark underbelly of the right-wing Christian world -- and the go-to blogger on shocking religion news, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state (weekly upchucks), KC Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts.

You can link over to the official KC Boyd 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:

Your Weekly Upchucks: The place where religion meets your rights

– by KC Boyd

Abortion and Contraception

  • Chuck Me  A Loogie: It’s their Christianity or the highway to hell: Abortion Protesters Interrupt Church Service, Tell Pro-Choice Worshippers To ‘Repent’
  • Back Alleys. They’re A-Boomin’ Hurl: Number Of Texas Women Living 200 Miles From An Abortion Clinic Has Jumped By 2,800 Percent
  • Dug-In Spew: In a Room Crowded With Duggars, Ohio Republicans Pledge to Reintroduce Heartbeat Ban

Creationism

  • Can’t Make It Up-Chuck: Creationist Ken Ham calls to end space program because aliens are going to hell anyway

Education

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Governor of Puke: Michigan mayor says giving atheists equal treatment is like favoring the Nazis or the KKK

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • Because Marcus Never Preys On Michele-Chuck: Michele Bachmann: Gays want to ‘freely prey on little children sexually’

If Media Is The Message

  • Fall Down Upchucking: “Christians today face discrimination at unprecedented levels”
  • Spew It Wide: Columnist tells Jewish voters to stop backing Dems, says they are planning anti-Semitic “atrocities

Israel, Hagee and End Times

Military

Politics Nation

  • Cruz Spewz: Personhood Supporter Ted Cruz Shocked Anyone Thinks GOP Wants To Curtail Contraception Access

Religion Gone Mad

  • Remember When The GOP Didn’t Spell U-P-C-H-U-C-K? Bob Dole is gearing up 4 another fight against the Religious Right over a UN treaty covering people with disabilities.
  • Hurling Nuggets: How Chick-fil-A Hires: The Christian Way

Same Sex Issues

  • Tastes Like Puke-Chuck: OR bakery that refused wedding cakes for same-sex couples now bakes ex-gay cakes

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

  • For The Gucci Set-Chuck: Proposed Republican Bill Would Treat Contraception Like a Luxury Good
  • Pandering Poopie: GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell just announced that if anti-choice Republicans take control of the Senate this November, one of his top priorities will be to pass an abortion ban

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Next Up SCROTUS? Supreme Court keeps Utah same-sex marriages on ice
  • Up-Chuck And Away: The Hobby Lobby Decision Makes ‘Religious Freedom’ A Euphemism For Imposing Religious Doctrine. America Should Beware.

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"I don't recall 'if you're comfortable with it' qualifying any of Jesus Christ's commandments."

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Regular readers know that I'm a big Michael Hiltzik fan, and for good reason. He's good at spreading the-- What's it called again? Oh yeah-- truth. One of his latest columns dealt with the truths regarding the Supreme Court's wrongheaded Hobby Lobby ruling in favor of allowing bosses to make health decisions for women. The consequences of that one were fairly easy to predict. Not only are businesses trying to use their "religious beliefs" against access to contraception, but now the decision is oozing into other areas of discrimination, as in gay and transgender targets. But hey, it's all cool, because it's in the name of Religion, with a capital R. In short: Blame Jesus.

Where's an impartial Supreme Court when you need one?

Which brings us to today's Los Angeles Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter:

Plaudits to Michael Hiltzik for highlighting how the U.S. Supreme Court's outrageous Hobby Lobby decision may abet religious zealots' discrimination against gays and transgenders in the business world. ("Hobby Lobby's harvest: A religious exemption for LGBT discrimination?," July 16)

Hiltzik's telling parallels with mid-20th century racism ring true. For pious segregationists, the 1896 decision Plessy vs. Ferguson served to keep public schools segregated until Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954.

That epic reversal set the stage for civil rights legislation enacted during the next decade, which served to counter persistent racism.

Hiltzik's apt insights suggest that the 5-4 Hobby Lobby decision won't, like the Plessy ruling, endure for decades. All that's needed is one more high court justice who favors equal rights over faith-based discrimination.

Devra Mindell, Santa Monica

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On Monday, President Obama issued an executive order barring LGBT discrimination by federal contractors. To protect their organizations from feeling "very uncomfortable" and to perpetuate "diversity of opinion," Pastor Rick Warren and other religious leaders, in a July 1 letter to Obama, argue their right to discriminate against the LGBT community while still receiving federal (taxpayer) funding

There is a disgraceful hypocrisy lurking in a request by Christian church leaders for religious exemption from an anti-discrimination rule. I don't recall "if you're comfortable with it" qualifying any of Jesus Christ's commandments.

Ellen Chavez Kelley, Santa Barbara

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Hiltzik's excellent column was deficient in only one respect. He failed to ask Warren or Father Larry Snyder where in the fundamental documents of their faith they find their God commanding them to discriminate against LGBT people in terms of employment. Are they discriminating on religious grounds, moral grounds, or do they want to discriminate because they're simply bigoted?

Additionally, if their consciences won't allow them to treat LGBT people equally, they're always free to say "no" to the taxpayers' money.

John Gibson, Los Angeles

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