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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.

The Weekly Upchuck January 17, 2016 - Oops! - Published Late! - on 5 March 2016

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • Doctors must send ultrasound pics to North Carolina officials under ‘creepy’ new anti-abortion law
  • Conflating Police Shootings of Blacks With Abortion, Missouri Republicans to Push Anti-Choice ‘All Lives Matter’ Bill
  • Never Forget: Ted Cruz Pledged Support For Constitutional Amendment Banning Birth Control
  • California: Here’s another case of a Catholic hospital interfering with patient care
  • 207 members of Congress signed brief arguing for religious non-profit exemption from the contraception mandate
  • Newt Gingrich To Lead Pastors Planned Parenthood Revolt
  • North Carolina Republicans Demand Abortion Patients’ Ultrasounds
  • Over a quarter of all abortion restrictions since Roe v Wade passed in 1973 were enacted in the past four years.
  • Who’s Driving High Abortion Rates? It’s the Religious Right
  • Jeb! Voices Opposition to ‘Roe,’ Promises to Expand Crisis Pregnancy Centers
  • Kansas GOP Governor Wants to End Planned Parenthood Funding

 

Education

  • Florida Bills Threaten Science Instruction and Freedom to Read
  • Should religious schools be regulated? Voices in the UK say yes

Fifty Shades Of Barking Mad

  • Pat Robertson: Beware Satanic Rock Music That ‘Summons Demons’
  • Louie Gohmert Wanted To Start Bombing Iran Over Captured Sailors

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Ben Carson Calls For Investigation Of Muslim Guests Attending State Of The Union
  • Koch Brothers’ Father Helped Nazis Build Oil Refinery
  • Ohio Republican surprised to find out he’s responsible for Kim Davis attending State of the Union. One day it’s the Pope, the next it’s the SOTU.
  • ‘You and your family will die’: Christian Klansman terrorizes biracial Oregon family
  • Mike Huckabee: Poor Americans will be better off if we treat them like we ‘train dogs’
  • Theodore Shoebat calls for SWAT teams to raid the homes of “faggots” and seize their children:

If Media’s The Message

  • “If you watch a Cruz speech, it’s like, we have got this enemy, we have got that enemy, we’re going to stomp on this person, we’re going to crush that person, we’re going to destroy that person,” Brooks explained. “It is an ugly world in Ted Cruz’s world, and it’s combative, and it’s angry, and it’s apocalyptic.”
  • What Reporters Should Know About Ted Cruz’s Evangelical Hype Man, Tony Perkins
  • Ann Coulter: God Raised Up Trump To Save Us From 1,000 Years Of Darkness
  • Cruz backer Phil Robertson said black people were better off under Jim Crow, “singing and happy”
  • Kim Davis: State of the Union ignored Christians like me being “mashed down, literally” by Obama

 

Lies, Propaganda And Hypocrisy

  • Televangelist Jim Bakker: Extreme weather patterns are the ‘spirit of ISIS’ in America
  • GOPer Dave Brat Attacks Obama For Citing Bible, Says Right ‘Owns The Tradition’ Of Christian Love

Politics Nation

  • Ted Cruz’s Diligent Courting of Evangelicals Pays Off in Iowa
  • Ted Cruz’s Christian-Nation Candidacy
  • Hate group Family Research Council arranged for Kim Davis, to sit in the House SOTU audience. They also got a seat for her attorney Mat Staver.
  • Santorum: Gay Marriage is Anti-Nature, Like Changing ‘Chemical Equation for Water’ From H20 to H30
  • Pastor Rick Warren joins board advising Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign
  • Ted Cruz To Address Church Led By Extremist ‘Prophet’
  • Sorry, David Brooks: In all his sadism, Ted Cruz is the true face of the Christian right
  • GOP Turns to New Hampshire’s Churches in Search of Votes
  • Rep. Steve King Prays for Fetuses, Mocks Obama’s Tears
  • Woman Magnificently Confronts Mike Huckabee Over His Support For The Duggars
  • The Republican Tribalism In Ted Cruz’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ Ad
  • Tom DeLay says that Obama is “a lawless president” and so Congress should have “disinvited him” to give the SOTU
  • Watch for candidates to tie their economic views to biblical morality at GOP debate.
  • By “New York values” did Cruz mean “Jewish”?
  • Tony Perkins explains that conservatives love Ted Cruz because is willing to “challenge the darkness — of terrorism, Christian persecution, same-sex marriage, abortion, religious hostility, radical Islam, family breakdown, even the economy.”
  • Trump Campaign Picks Radical Anti-Gay End Times Pastor For Rally Invocation

 

Religion Gone Mad Gone Bad

  • Virginia Pastor: ‘Whoremongers’ Want To Kill Your Wife So ‘Hang On’ To Your Guns
  • By Jon Krakauer: The Fundamentalist Religious Views That Inspired Ammon Bundy and His Militia to Occupy a Remote Federal Facility in Oregon
  • Mormon LGBT ban was “revealed” to the prophet as God’s will, says Elder Nelson
  • Harlem Hate Pastor Announces 40 Days Of Fasting & Prayer: Ask God To Make Trump Our President
  • The Brutalism of Ted Cruz
  • Repent’ the gay away: Wife of Mormon leader tells gays to pray for ‘sexual harmony’ with God
  • Michele Bachmann: Hate crime protection for LGBT people is ‘tyranny’ in ‘God’s form of government’

 

Scandals ,Crimes And Misdemeanors

  • Did Pope Benedict XVI’s Brother Run a Sadistic Sex Camp for Choirboys?
  • Pastor of fatal beating church rejects plea offer
  • VA GOP Rep. Wants To Examine Students’ Genitalia For Proof Of Gender
  • Police Searching for Pennsylvania Pastor Accused of Raping Teen Girl
  • Pennsylvania judge slaps down ex-pastor who wanted ‘volume discount’ for molesting boy 12 times
  • Ex-pastor, coach who filmed himself molesting boy deserves long prison term, court rules
  • American Pastor Charged With Raping Teenage Girl Is In Ecuador, Police Say
  • Florida man tells city council he opposes LGBT protections because he molested boys until he found God
    • Okla. Bible study leader charged with more than 50 counts for molesting 14-year-old girl he ‘brainwashed’
    • Duggar mentor Bill Gothard sorry for ‘sinful’ touching of women’s feet — but not for sex abuse
    • Abuse allegations in Newfoundland casting a cloud over Jehovah’s Witnesses

 

Supremes And Lower Courts

 

  • Dentist sued for harassing staff by constantly playing Christian music

 

Theocracy Rising

  • U.S. Army logistics officer who writes a fitness blog for the Defense Department’s health website has been criticized for plugging Jesus and the Bible as a way of getting healthy.
  • Southern Baptist Convention’s Ronnie Floyd says that the ”spiritual state of our union” is weak and “we need to repent, come back to God and put our trust in God alone. America needs a Great Spiritual Awakening.”
  • Tony Perkins does not believe in religious liberty
  • Kim Davis: I came to the State of the Union to ‘encourage’ Christians
  • Indiana Governor Mike Pence: ‘Religious Freedom’ Should Trump Civil Rights
  • Cruz mega-donors’ path to ‘kingdom building’

 

Antidotes

  • Alabama county resumes issuing gay-marriage licenses
  • Catholic Diocese Rejects Texas’ Open Carry Law
  • Florida: Docs, Glocks, and ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’
  • Kim Davis Pisses Off GOP, Praises Obama’s SOTU Address
  • Kentucky Must Pay $1.1 Million For Fighting Gay Marriage
  • Georgia faith leaders protest broad religious exemptions put forward by state legislators
  • What The Anglican Church Actually Did (And Didn’t Do) Yesterday Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

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Lauren Mayer: Everybody Hates Ted Cruz

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Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.
Note: Check out Lauren's CDs, including her latest, "If My Uterus Were A Gun (And Other Musical Rants From The News)" - available at "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laurenmayer8" as well as on iTunes and Amazon. Her website is laurenmayer.com. She's on Twitter at @laurenscomedy
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You gotta give him this - dislike for him is truly bipartisan!

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The Weekly Upchuck for February 21, 2016: 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.

The Weekly Upchuck February 21, 2016

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • Kentucky’s Senate Republicans Advance Forced Ultrasound Bill
  • Catholic Leaders Say Zika Doesn’t Change Ban on Contraception
  • Anti-Choice Groups: Block All Obama Supreme Court Nominees
  • Jeb Bush: defund Planned Parenthood, redirect money to crisis pregnancy centers that lie to clients
  • Desperate Women In Zika-Infected Countries Are Begging For Abortion Pills
  • Indiana Republicans Push Abortion Ban for Fetal Anomalies
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bills to De-Fund Planned Parenthood, Takes Away $8 Million
  • Abortion ban linked to dangerous miscarriages at Michigan Catholic hospital, report claims
  • Pope Francis suggests women can use contraception if they are at risk of contracting Zika virus
  • The Right’s Answer to Gutting Planned Parenthood? Elementary Schools, Homeless Shelters, Jails
  • Want An Ultrasound? Visit a Crisis Pregnancy Center, Idaho Republicans Say
  • One Hospital in Cincinnati Gave Vulnerable Women an Option. Now It’s Gone.
  • GOP Kentucky governor slaps new Planned Parenthood facility with a lawsuit
  • Arizona Republicans Advance Anti-Choice Onslaught
  • Ted Cruz Levels the One Right-Wing Attack That Could Really Damage Trump His sketchy record on abortion might hurt him in upcoming primaries.
  • The War Against Planned Parenthood Is Advancing

Education

  • The education mess in Ohio under Gov. John Kasich
  • An Idaho Senate panel just approved a bill to let public teachers use the Bible to teach biology and geology

Fifty Shades Of Hate

Fifty Shades Of Lying Propaganda And Other Hypocrisies

  • Cruz: ‘Disastrous’ Marriage Equality Ruling Led To ‘Persecution’ That’s ‘Unprecedented’
  • Trump, who questioned Obama, Cruz and Carson’s faith, says “no leader” would ever question someone’s faith
  • Log Cabin Republicans Accepted as CPAC Sponsor
  • Ted Cruz to skip Antonin Scalia funeral after attacking Obama for doing the same

 

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • It’s Mary Lou! She believes Obama was a homosexual prostitute & she’s running for TX Board of Ed

If Media’s The Message

  • Glenn Beck claims Fox told him not to push prayer because it takes God’s attention off of war
  • Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief detained for ‘incitement’
  • Glenn Beck: God Allowed Scalia To Die In Order To Highlight The Importance Of Electing Ted Cruz
  • Mark Levin warns that the “survival of the Republican Party” hinges on blocking Obama SCOTUS pick
  • Rafael Cruz joins Pat Robertson to rail against Satanic gay marriage, gun reform leading to dictatorship and murder
  • Mary Matalin and James Carville say Ted Cruz will be Republican nominee for President
  • Christian Television Leader TBN Partners With Leading Pro-Israel Organization CUFI in Hard-Hitting New Weekly News Program, “The Watchman
  • Rush Limbaugh Rips Pope Francis For Saying Donald Trump Is “Not Christian”
  • Bryan Fischer Says ‘God Took Antonin Scalia Home’ To Make SCOTUS The Central Issue In The Election
  • Ted Cruz suggests Phil Robertson for U.N. ambassador
  • Fox Contributor: Pope Francis “Needs To Ask Donald Trump’s Forgiveness” For Implying Trump Is Not A Christian
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ star goes on crazed 13-minute Bible-thumping rant at Ted Cruz rally
  • Ted Cruz: Phil Robertson ‘Terrifies’ People Because He ‘Speaks With Joy’

 

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Thanks to Zionists and Christian Zionists, 1,800 new settlement housing units started getting built in 2015. What settlement freeze?
  • Alex The Lunatic Jones: Obama killed Scalia and now “all Hell is about to break loose”; “this is the beginning of the final war”
  • Rafael Cruz: Satan Will Destroy America If President Obama Gets To Make SCOTUS Appointment
  • John Hagee Says America ‘Will Be Lost Forever And Immediately’ If Obama Is Allowed To Replace Justice Scalia
  • Cruz-loving End Times pastor uses numerology to prove Obama sacrificed Scalia in pagan ritual
  • Cruz-loving End Times pastor uses numerology to prove Obama sacrificed Scalia in pagan ritual
  • I Went to Church With Ted Cruz: He is Building an Army of Young Christian Voters

 

Politics Nation

  • Prominent Scammer/Televangelist Says He Will Endorse Donald Trump
  • Ted Cruz campaigns with Christian-nation extremist David Lane in South Carolina
  • When he finished cleaning his navel, Huckabee endorsed anti-gay activist Janet Porter in her bid for a seat in the Ohio state senate
  • John Kasich Proposes Federal Agency To “Push Christianity” On the Middle East
  • Cruz Staffer: “Separation of Church and State is a Myth”
  • Donald Trump: ‘Trust Me’ To Overturn The ‘Shocking’ Gay Marriage Decision
  • Pope’s comments could help Trump with evangelicals
  • Donald Trump Is Jealous of the Pope
  • Trump Reeling After Religious Leaders Condemn His Attack On Pope Francis
  • Megachurch pastor tells ‘confused’ Pope to beg forgiveness from ‘martyr’ Donald Trump

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • Christian conservatives push child marriage with creepy meme comparing girls to apples
  • Rabbi berates Arizona town council members over Christian prayer — then gets booted out
  • Idaho lawmakers to consider faith healing bill
  • Palestinian and Israeli mothers’ tears are the same.
  • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback tells religious freedom rally participants to keep up the fight
  • Dr. James Dobson: “I know Ted. He’s a Christian family man of the utmost integrity.”
  • Trump Supporter on CNN: Evangelicals Don’t Want to Hear From ‘Foreigner’ Pope
  • The future of the religious right? Cruz and Rubio have very different ideas

Scandal

  • The Sex Scandal That Devastated a Suburban Maryland Megachurch
  • Israel: Rabbi Pinto, guru to the rich and famous, heads to jail with hundreds of followers
  • TV preacher who is sexually aroused by money endorses ‘warrior spirit’ Donald Trump
  • Sheldon Adelson Bets It All. Is dirty money spent by corrupt Chinese officials at Macau casinos flowing into our elections, at least indirectly?
  • Missouri Republican and staunch foe of abortion rights abruptly resigned Wednesday, and is now embroiled in a scandal amid allegations that he had an extramarital affair.
  • More women sue home-schooling guru Bill Gothard for sexual harassment
  • Teen victims say Duggar pastor preyed on rape survivors who sought his help: ‘It’s just evil’

Science – - Or Not

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

  • Ted Cruz is anointed by God to help Christians in their effort to “go to the marketplace and occupy the land … and take dominion” over it. This “end-time transfer of wealth” will relieve Christians of all financial woes, allowing true believers to ascend to a position of political and cultural power in which they can build a Christian civilization. When this Christian nation is in place (or back in place), Jesus will return
  • Conservative President May Mean More God-Friendly Military
  • The U.S. Military and Religion
  • Definition of Chutzpah: Franklin Graham, Son Of Moral Majority Founder Tells Pope To Keep Out Of Politics
  • How One of the Most Extreme Groups Within the Religious Right Is Remaking the GOP Race for the Presidency
  • Walk carefully toward new ‘religious freedom’ laws

Antidotes

  • Israel’s Supreme Court: Public ritual baths must accept non-Orthodox, too
  • After anti-Semitic remarks, gun owners think it’s time for Ted Nugent to be booted from NRA board.
  • Obama Removes All Funding For ‘Abstinence-Only’ Sex Education
  • African countries clamp down on churches tied to ‘miracle cures’
  • Pope Francis calls out Trump’s hateful rhetoric: ‘This man is not Christian’
  • Pope calls for worldwide abolition of death penalty

 

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Half a Week's Upchucks: Valentine's Day Edition: 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.

The Weekly Upchuck Valentine Issue February 14, 2016

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information
  • Anti-Choice Group Vows To Put Spies In Every Abortion Clinic In The Country
  • If there was ever any doubt that Gov. John Kasich would sign the bill to ax money for Planned Parenthood, the GOP presidential hopeful cleared that up for a female voter in Concord, N.H.: “We’re not gonna fund it.”
  • Alabama Republicans Push ‘Heartbeat,’ ‘Personhood’ Abortion Bans
  • New Mexico Senate Committee Rejects GOP’s 20-Week Abortion Ban
  • John Kasich ‘s Quiet Campaign To Cut Abortion Access
  • Don’t Get Pregnant: Access To Contraception And Abortion In Zika-Affected Countries

Fifty Shades Of Despicable

  • Ted Nugent Defends Anti-Semitic Facebook Rant By Calling Jewish Leaders ‘Nazis’
  • Lost in the horse race coverage: 2/3 of GOP voters support banning Muslims from the U.S.
  • Kasich’s Priest Thinks Gay Rights Activists Are Fascist “Thought Nazis”
  • GOP presidential contender John Kasich is part of an anti-gay splinter group that left the Episcopal Church.
  • Anti-gay West Virginia clerk screams at lesbian couple on their wedding day and calls them an ‘abomination’
  • After Promoting Anti-Semitic Image, Ted Nugent Still Touted By Ted Cruz- – Nugent Has Been Condemned By Civil Rights Groups, Jewish Organizations, And People On All Sides Of The Gun Issue
  • West Virginia Lawmakers Pass Problematic ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill 72-26
  • Who Is Ted Cruz’s Pal Mike Bickle?
  • Hard Work and Marriage Aren’t the Magic Cure-Alls for Poverty Jeb Bush Is Hoping For
  • Republicans in Congress Urge Women With Zika to Accept Microcephaly, Not Abortion

If Media’s The Message

  • Kirk Cameron’s sister warns Fox News not to ‘joke about hell’ because the Bible says it’s ‘disgusting’
  • Radio host Rick Wiles says the Zika virus is God’s punishment for Latin America’s Satan worship

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Men Attack Military Police Officers in Israel
  • Pat Robertson: Obama Destroying America As We Near The End Times
  • Cruz Defends Endorsement From Pastor Who Believes Hitler Was ‘Hunter’ Sent By God

Politics Nation

  • Why Ted Cruz is now the Republican front-runner
  • Ted Cruz will be campaigning with Glenn Beck at the church run by self-appointed, crazy-talking prophet Rick Joyner
  • Kasich is almost as bad as Trump: Don’t let the Donald’s repulsiveness distract from the ugliness dished out by other candidates
  • Cruz: ‘The Only Person in This Field Who Can Beat Donald Trump Is Me’

Scandal

  • Italy arrests priest accused of ‘defrauding elderly people out of millions’
  • Did pastor lead woman to starve daughter to death?
  • Orlando Baptist Church pastor paid woman to keep quiet about affair, lawsuit claims
  • NJ Pastor Accused of Molesting Teens Who Attended His Church: Prosecutors
  • After sexually abusing children for decades, Catholic brother lives under the radar in Hawaii

Science – - Or Not

  • Ken Ham: “Hard to believe intelligent people believe life came from non-life or reptiles evolved into birds”

 

  • 10 years after the Dover trial discredited Intelligent Design, it has morphed and returned.

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Texas Judge defends decision to deny same-sex weddings
  • Judge OKs Oklahoma’s Clinic Closure Law
  • Antonin Scalia was only an ‘originalist’ when it was convenient

 

Theocracy Rising

  • Arizona State House Says All Invocations Must Mention A ‘Higher Power’
  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Running To ‘Show This Country The Face Of The God That We Serve’
  • This is what the beginning of a theocracy looks like. If these guys have their way we’ll be living in Saudi America
  • It’s bad news for the First Amendment if Evangelical voters choose either Trump or Cruz.
  • Cruz touts endorsement of Jerry Boykin, who says Jesus will return carrying an AR-15
  • Army Chaplains are attending assault training and even carrying weapons.
  • Pastor Preaches That Women Should Be Banned From Voting And Confined To Their Homes
  • Rabbi berates Arizona town council members over Christian prayer — then gets booted out
  • Campaigning with Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck begs Christians to vote for God’s chosen candidate or else America is doomed.
  • Franklin Graham says conservative Christians must run for mayor in every city to stop “evil” & “wicked” LGBT rights
  • Ted Cruz leads a prayer with 14,000 cheering evangelicals in S.C.
  • Ben Carson’s Bible-Based Tax System and Other GOP Adventures In ‘Biblical Economics’
  • Ted Cruz: “Here am I Lord, use me. Here am I Lord, I surrender to whatever Your will for my life is.” And Cruz felt a peace about running for president of the United States.
  • Dominionism is the New Religious Freedom

 

Antidotes

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