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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 31, 2016

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • Marco Rubio Creates Anti-Choice Advisory Board
  • South Dakota GOP Proposes Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Ban
  • Florida lawmakers are moving forward with a near-total ban on abortions in the state plus a second bill placing new requirements on doctors who perform abortions.
  • GOP Candidates Freaking Out About Grand Jury That Indicted Anti-Abortion Activists
  • Indictments of Anti-Abortion Activists Send Cynical Texas Politicians into a Facts-Free Frenzy
  • When Will Carly Fiorina Apologize To Planned Parenthood? Maybe on the 10th of Never?
  • Florida anti-abortion hearing turns racist: ‘White culture’ dies if women are ‘outside the home not having babies’
  • Kasich has done more to wall off abortion access than any other GOP Presidential candidate
  • Daleiden pens vicious op-ed in USAToday
  • Cincinnati women seeking abortions for anomalies lose hospital option
  • Lawsuit Seeks to Keep Open Abortion Clinics in Ohio
  • Bill to defund Planned Parenthood likely to reach Kasich this week
  • What’s up with court challenges to birth control coverage?
  • GOP Lawmakers Ignore Evidence, Keep Using Discredited Videos Against Planned Parenthood
  • What Happens When a Woman Is Refused Abortion
  • Ohio Sen. Tom Patton suggests opponent shouldn’t run because she’s a young mother
  • The Ohio Senate Just Passed an Extreme Antiabortion Bill
  • Lawmaker Who Blamed Planned Parenthood for Colorado Springs Clinic Killings Asked to Resign
  • Zika Virus May Push South America to Loosen Abortion Bans
  • Ted Cruz Promotes Anti-Choice Activist Who Wants Abortion Doctors Executed
  • Ohio’s ‘Pro-Life’ GOP Attacks Planned Parenthood Infant Mortality Program—Again
  • A Missouri state senator proposes to ban abortion based on prenatal screenings for Down syndrome.
  • Anti-Choice Banners on New Orleans Public Property Raise Questions About What Taxpayers Must Subsidize
  • Texas’ Devious Plan To Silently Kill Roe v. Wade
  • Rand Paul Reintroduces Radical ‘Personhood’ Bill, Attempts To Sidestep Birth Control Controversy
  • Fiorina Still Insane On Planned Parenthood, Hopes to Keep Pregnant 13-Year-Olds From Aborting
  • Ohio GOP head: ‘Not sexist’ to call opponent ‘sweetie’ and tell her she belongs at home with kids
  • Ohio Health Officials Worried About Possible Planned Parenthood Defunding

 

Education

  • Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students
  • ‘School Choice Week’ is about promoting vouchers that take $ from public schools
  • Vouchers don’t help neediest students. In Nevada, majority of voucher students came from wealthier zip codes
  • The Schools Where Free Speech Goes to Die
  • Some of the worst offenders against the First Amendment are religious colleges.
  • Vouchers cost taxpayers more money. Wisconsin’s voucher program will cost taxpayers $2.2 mil.
  • Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History
  • The ABA is investigating a complaint at Brigham And Young that the law school expels students who are living in same-sex relationships.
  • Creationism spreading in schools, thanks to vouchers
  • Vouchers’ secret bigotry: How your tax dollars fund anti-LGBT hate
  • 2014 Dept of Ed report: 62% of DC voucher schools are religious. That’s a lot of public $ for religious schools
  • 67% of Louisiana public school students pass their LEAP and iLEAP tests; only 44% of voucher students do.

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • David Barton Gives Platform to Notorious Anti-Muslim Hysteric Who Hosted White Nationalist
  • ‘Bloodshed’ Predicted by Member of ‘Christian Civil Liberties Union’ Over New Mosque in Milwaukee
  • Donald Trump To Receive Endorsement Of Anti-Immigrant, Birther Extremist Joe Arpaio
  • Rubio Trumps Trump: Shut Down Any Place Muslims Gather To Be ‘Inspired’ — Not Just Mosques
  • American Pastor Who Helped Uganda Create ‘Kill The Gays’ Law Will Be Tried For Crimes Against Humanity
  • Oklahoma Republican wants to forbid suicidal LGBT kids from meeting gay-friendly therapists

Fifty Shades Of Lies, Hypocrisy And Propaganda

  • Unsurprisingly, quack Jefferson historian and Ted Cruz PAC leader David Barton says Jefferson would endorse Cruz
  • Carly Fiorina benefited from company using aborted fetal stem cells
  • More than 50% of pastors have wrestled with porn.
  • Trump Claims Iowa Evangelical Leader Is ‘Phony,’ ‘Bad Guy’ for Endorsing Cruz
  • Gohmert’s Pile insists that he’s “being persecuted now” just for being a Christian

 

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • Tennessee Lawmakers Endorse Bid To Declare All Marriage Illegal In Order To Spite Equality

If Media’s The Message

  • Mat Staver: Gays Are Imposing A ‘Jizya’ Tax On Christians In America
  • Huckabee Backers Slams Ted Cruz As A “Phony” Christian In New Iowa TV Ad
  • Holy Hell: chilling Sundance doc reveals the truth about life in a cult
  • Whoopie calls it: Jeb! Bush Weighs in on Donald Trump’s Christianity
  • Netflix introduces televangelist shows

 

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Ted Cruz endorser Mike Bickle says that the SCOTUS gay marriage ruling “is a unique sign of the End Times”
  • Settlement planning ‘contradicts any possible commitment to a two-state solution,’
  • (Messianic) Rabbi who nurtured evangelical love for Israel courts black churches
  • Rafael Cruz: Obama Ushering In ‘The Destruction Of America’ In reality, the end of the world is what Cruz Pere et Fils want.
  • Israeli right goes after NGO’s and the left w/ scorching ad campaigns & legislation
  • Glenn Beck will soon start reading the “Left Behind” series to his children in preparation for the End Times. He’s also ordered his staff to step-up efforts to move operations to Israel once America collapses.

Politics Nation

  • Get Him to the Church on Time: Trump and Evangelical Christians
  • Oops. Donald Trump Accidentally Sat Through A Sermon About Welcoming Immigrants
  • Gay Discrimination Bill Hampers Governor Pence’s Reelection Bid
  • Trump Touts Endorsement From ‘Reverend Jerry Fallwell Jr.,’ Who Is Not A Reverend
  • Trump Embraces Radical Anti-Catholic, Anti-Gay Pastor
  • Ted Cruz: God Is Helping Me ‘Bring America Back From The Abyss’
  • Days before Iowa Caucus, Jerry Falwell Jr. endorses Trump
  • Once Upon A Time, Candidates Didn’t Have To Do This: Hillary Clinton Gets Personal on Christ and Her Faith
  • Having failed to make America Christian, evangelical Trump supporters will settle for making it “great”

 

  • Ted Cruz on Biblical Tithing: “I have not been as faithful in this aspect of my walk as I should have been”
  • Ted Cruz’s Islamophobic, messianic, homophobic father gives him edge among conservative Christians.
  • Ted Cruz gives his testimony often. But the conversion he’s talking about is his father’s, not his own.
  • The Real Reason Trump Is Winning Evangelical Support: They’re Just Not That ‘Religious’
  • Sanders, a strong supporter of the separation of church and state, told the paper, “I think it is important that a sense of morality be part of our politics.”
  • Donald Trump Divides God’s Voters
  • Mike Huckabee Touts Support From Another Extremist Pastor
  • Ted Cruz Out To Reflect God’s Love, Punish Supreme Court for Marriage Equality Ruling

 

Religion Gone Mad Gone Bad

  • Dave Daubenmire and Peter LaBarbera say parents would rather have their kids be drug-addicted alcoholics than gay
  • Did Ted Cruz Steal From God And If So, Why Is He Blessed? Rafael Cruz Teaches on Tithing

Scandal

  • Tennessee GOP lawmaker resigns leadership post after he’s outed as a serial sexual harasser
  • Leading Scientologist sent naked picture of former church member to school principal
  • Kentucky Woman beats disabled man with his own cane for saying he doesn’t believe in God

Science Or Not

  • Opposition Builds Against San Diego Televangelist Project
  • A federal court issued a preliminary injunction against the state of Kentucky for unlawfully blocking efforts by the Ark Encounter theme park developer, Answers in Genesis (“AiG”), to participate in the Kentucky Tourism Development Program

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • The Texas Abortion Case, Explained “It has to be real,” Greenhouse said. “If the so-called health regulations have only a minimal relationship to health but impose a great burden, the court has to strike them down.”
  • Outrage. Judge Orders State To Give Millions In Subsidies To Creationist Amusement Park
  • Based on Gosnell, Texas urges U.S. Supreme Court to uphold abortion law
  • Kentucky will not submit an appeal against Noah’s Ark project over tax incentive

Theocracy Rising

  • Religious Right Leader: Only Christian Men Are Qualified For Office
  • Michele Bachmann Says Congress Cannot Pass Laws That Contradict The Laws Of God
  • Louie Gohmert: ‘It’s Time To Start Impeaching Judges’ For Marriage Equality Ruling
  • Televangelist Morris Cerullo plans Christian theme resort for San Diego
  • American Religiosity. Half of all Americans (51%) and two-thirds of Republicans (64%) do want a Sunday school teacher—or at least someone who shares their religious beliefs, according to a study released today by the Pew Research Center. (Only 41 percent of Democrats say the same.)
  • Ted Cruz Claims He Was Sent By God To Save America From President Obama
  • Ted Cruz Assures Voters He Will Address ‘Crisis’ Of Gay Marriage
  • Ted Cruz’s Father Calls Americans to Vote for Judeo-Christian Principles
  • Marco Rubio Answers 12 Christian Post Questions for Every Presidential Candidate
  • For the first time, a court ruled that the Kansas Constitution protects the right to an abortion
  • The Guardian exposes ex Australian PM’s secret meeting with Christian Right group, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Tennessee Bill gives counselors, therapists religious protection
  • NFL violence and high school Christian prayers OK with fans
  • Ted Cruz Is the Humble Apocalyptic Martyr We Deserve
  • New Air Force Commander Quickly Reprimanded for Explicitly Sectarian Religious Speech at First Official Staff Meeting
  • Ted Cruz’ dream team includes both Tony Perkins and Troy Newman
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses Cult of Christianity’s HQ sale to bring in $1 billion?
  • Cruz touts endorsement of Benham brothers, who love freedom so much they tried to shut down a gay pride event

 

Antidotes

  • The Supreme Court Just Blocked The Harshest Abortion Ban In The Country
  • Texas Grand Jury Indicts David Daleiden, Clears Planned Parenthood
  • Mitch Holmes, Kansas senator, apologizes, retracts female-only dress code
  • Pope Francis meets Iran’s president to boost nuke deal, Mideast peace
  • Louisiana Can’t Enforce GOP’s Clinic Closure Law, Court Rules
  • Air Force Recruiting Service Video Touting Religious Conversion Removed

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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.

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The Weekly Upchuck November 15, 2011 With A Heavy Heart

With the heaviest of hearts I present this week’s Upchucks. Upchucks without the snark.

The religious ideology that sent zealots into the streets, the restaurants and the concert hall in Paris, that sent them there with the sole intention of taking as many innocent Westerners along with them to their death defies reason, defies decency, defies humanity. There are times to see Upchucks for the mere absurdist stupidity that they represent. Then there are times like now that we all must take the Christian Right, our very own home-grown zealots, seriously to stop them before they take more power over our lives than they already have.

We must do much, much more than to simply ‘Pray for Paris.’ We have to, each and every one of us, confront extremism religion in our daily lives, both locally and nationally and to do it here and now. Because it can happen here.

 

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • Anti-Contraception Rhetoric At GOP’s ‘Freedom’ Summit
  • Fiorina Wants Forced Parental Notification in California
  • Targeted regulations of abortion providers (TRAP) force another clinic closure in Indiana.
  • Bill That Lets Bosses Fire Single Women For Getting Pregnant Gains Steam
  • GOP senator demands Mizzou grad student stop studying effects of 72-hour abortion waiting period on women
  • Rubio’s Success in Tuesday Night’s Debate Should Terrify Women
  • Michigan’s Proposed Second-Trimester Abortion Ban Advances

Education

  • Atheists slam PA school nurse for refusing to treat student who won’t stand for Pledge of Allegiance
  • Eighth-Graders In Ohio Public School Allegedly Taught Marriage Prevents STDs
  • Jeb! is proud he made FL teach young Earth creationism & the upside of slavery.

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Freedom conference organizer: Homosexuals are coming for Christians like ‘what Hitler was doing’
  • Christian Group Releases Rankings Of Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Companies
  • Newt Gingrich tells Congress to follow Houston’s lead and block protections for transgender students
  • Anti-gay pastor wants America to repent for fictional British wizard Harry Potter’s ‘homosexuality
  • Marco Rubio hires antigay activist Eric Teetsel to be his Faith Director
  • Episcopal preacher skewers Maine GOP with the Gospel after they bizarrely smear him as ‘anti-Christian’ -with-the-gospel-after-they-bizarrely-smear-him-as-anti-christian/
  • Judge Cites Anti-Gay Research To Remove Foster Child From Same-Sex Parents
  • Ted Cruz exploits Paris attack to talk about Christian persecution while honoring anti-gay bigots

If Media’s The Message

  • Fox Host: “The War On Christmas [Is] Off To An Early Start” On Starbucks’ Coffee Cups
  • Sandy Rios joins the Religious Right’s Putin love-fest, says he’s promoting “God’s way,” unlike Obama
  • Right-Wing Pundit: Muslim Refugees Are ‘Human Garbage’
  • Why Is the Media Ignoring Ted Cruz’s Embrace of ‘Kill the Gays’ Pastor?

Israel, End Times, John Hagee And His Ilk

  • West Bank settler arrested in attack on left-wing rabbi
  • Is Sheldon Adelson involved in funneling Chinese cash into US election?
  • Netanyahu’s National Spokesman on Jerusalem’s most contested holy site: “The Temple Mount is the place most sacred to the Jewish nation, not to religious Jews. The Temple … is the principle symbol not just of religion but of sovereignty. … The desire to build the Third Temple is worthy, Jewish, and Zionist on the first order.”

Lies, Hypocrisies And Propaganda

  • Cuban comrades say Ted Cruz’s dad wasn’t a rebel blowing up buildings for Jesus — as he has claimed
  • Walid Shoebat has no business training police, given his clear, consistent disrespect for the First Amendment
  • As ‘Christian’ as they come: Carson, Trump Bash Mizzou Student Protests

Politics Nation

  • Carson’s calm is cracking as his bio is questioned. To understand why, you need to understand the Christian right.
  • Ben Carson: Religion is needed to interpret science because ‘maybe it’s just propaganda.’
  • Ted Cruz Declares Non-Christians Unfit to Govern
  • Donald Trump wins the coveted Phyllis Schlafly endorsement because he “acts like he loves America”
  • Marco Rubio Recruits Staunch Anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Choice Faith Leader
  • Duck Dynasty Swoops In To Help David Vitter
  • Fresh off the “kill-the-gays” conference, Ted Cruz is joining activists who see gay activists as demonic enemies
  • David Vitter wins support from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, Religious Right orgs
  • Ben Carson raps Jeb Bush for intervening in Terri Schiavo case: ‘It was much ado about nothing’ (even a stopped clock is right twice a day)

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • LDS CHURCH LABELS SAME-SEX SPOUSES “APOSTATES,” BARS CHILDREN FROM BAPTISM
  • Rick Scarborough says AIDS is God’s judgment, but we’d find a cure if we’d just repent for tolerating homosexuality
  • Bristol Palin: Starbucks cups ‘are an attempt by the left to make Christians look stupid’
  • Mormons plan mass resignations over ‘kick in the stomach’ decision to label gay members ‘apostates’
  • Christian school: Girls must cover legs with tights to prevent rape or be punished with ‘isolation’
  • Mormon boy denied priesthood ordination because his mom is living with a woman
  • Richard Land calls for Starbucks boycott over its “War on Christmas” cups
  • Violent Bible games?
  • Sarah Palin: Bristol keeps getting pregnant because God is giving her ‘3rd, 4th and 5th chances’

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

  • Louie Gohmert Suggests A Congressional Study Putting Gay And Straight Couples On An Island To ‘See Which One Nature Favors’
  • Gordon Klingenschmitt: Hurricane Gordon Was A Sign Of God’s Support For Me
  • Iowa’s Joni Ernst: Obamacare is bad because people should rely on churches for help

Scandals, Scams And Crimes

  • Does your pastor have a phony doctorate?
  • Couple whose baby daughter was left to starve, suffer and die because of their strict religious beliefs have been jailed for a total of more than 17 years.
  • Fundie Parents Starve and Abuse Adopted Daughter
  • The Monsignor Who Took Money From the Poor and Binged on Ecstasy and Champagne

Science Or Not

  • Ken The Ham to continue damaging America’s intellect with the opening of his Ark Park For Morons in July/16, a biblical choice of dates.

 

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Utah Judge Removes Baby From Same-Sex Couple (see below for Antidote)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Texas Abortion Law Case
  • Justices have until June to make a final ruling
  • Justice Kennedy Can Save ‘Roe,’ But Will He?

Theocracy Rising

Antidotes

  • Ex-GOP Sen. Alan Simpson: Morality police ‘ask for Jesus while they’re diddling their secretary’
  • TENNESSEE SCHOOL BANS DISTRIBUTION OF BIBLES, OTHER RELIGIOUS MATERIAL
  • Thousands to leave LDS Church in mass resignation
  • Utah Judge Reverses Order For Lesbian Couple To Surrender Baby

 

 

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Fox News' The Fox Five Have An Emily Litella Moment

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NOTE: UPDATED VERSION 9:10 am Pacific. Last night, on Fox New's The Five, Eric Bolling claimed the Benghazi terrorist attack happened before Obama got Osama Bin Laden. That didn't sit right with Dana Perino, one of the other panelists and she corrected the mis-informed Mr. Bolling. But that didn't stop there. Bolling was amazed. That was news to him. According to The Raw Story:

“What, it was after?” “Yes, much after,” Dana Perino can be heard saying. “My bad,” Bolling said, “I take it back.” “But a great point, if it were true,” Perino added.

This lead Stephen Colbert to weigh in on his show regarding this gaff.

“Yes,” Colbert replied, “that’s undeniable. A great point, and a fantastic new motto: ‘Fox News: Fair and Balanced. A Great Point If It Were True.

Now, truth isn't always on the side of good reporting or story telling. And so I'll add the conversation that transpired during the commercial break which immediately followed. Eric Bolling:

Right after break, I'm going to bring up the Hillary Clinton thing where she refused to put Boko Haram on the U. S. Terrorist list back in 2012.

Dana Perino:

You have some news on that?

Eric Bolling:

News? I'll say. This isn't the first time Hillary pulled strings to keep them off a list. Back in 2012 the Rock and Roll people were actually considering inducting Boko Haram into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Imagine, one big hit and she tried to get them into those hallowed halls.

Dana Perino:

What are you talking about?

Eric Bolling:

Boko Haram... Whiter Shade of Pale... Don't you know anything? Before they were a terrorist group, they were rock and rollers. Symphonic Rock.

Dana Perino:

Eric, you're mixing up Procol Harum with Boko Haram. But another good point if it were true.

Eric Bolling:

Great. Then I'll lead off with it out of commercial.

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Video- Fox & Friends Asshats Attack NY Times for Talking to Benghazi Attackers

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They just can't leave well enough alone. Via.

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