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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 can link over to the official KC Boyd site here for much-needed antidotes (scroll down to the end of KC’s post) or any links that failed to show up here! Welcome to KC’s weekly “where religion meets your rights” collection:

Your Weekly Upchucks: The place where religion meets your rights

– by KC Boyd

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • ‘I Dare Any of You to Judge Me’ Says Ohio Lawmaker Who Had Abortion After Being Raped
  • Why is Michigan’s abortion rate rising? Ask Ohio’s John Kasich
  • Planned Parenthood Shooter Admits Guilt: ‘I Am A Warrior For The Babies’
  • Don’t take Lindsey Graham’s recent statements on abortion at face value
  • Sierra Leone legalizes abortion, will save “countless” lives
  • Blaming Beyoncé and pop stars for crime? Ted Cruz backs insane theory that female sexuality causes violence
  • Ohio Democrats Respond to Anti-Choice Violence with Buffer Zone Bill
  • Walmart Pharmacist Refused To Fill Prescription For Woman Who Miscarried
  • Woman charged with attempted murder for failed abortion
  • Colorado Shooting Underscores Existing Laws Not Sufficient to Protect Abortion Providers
  • St. Louis Planned Parenthood Clinic’s Windows Busted Out
  • Man sentenced for bomb threats against abortion clinics picketing DC elementary school with anti-choice protesters


  • Tennessee school wins right to ban gays and women who’ve had sex: ‘This is who we are’
  • Citadel military college cadets caught wearing KKK hoods while singing Christmas carols
  • Shocking Maps Show How Bad U.S. Sex Ed Is

Fascism On The Rise

  • NRA Darling Ted Nugent Says It’s Time for Cleansing America of Liberals
  • Ted Yoho (R-FL): People With ‘A Middle Eastern Background That We Can’t Verify’ Need To ‘Be Out Of The Country’

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Brigitte Gabriel: ‘Trump Is General Patton Reincarnated’
  • Sessions Defends Trump On Muslim Ban, Says It’s ‘Appropriate To Begin To Discuss This’
  • Perkins: ‘Only 16 Percent Of Islam Is A Religion’ So Immigration Ban Not A ‘Religious Test On Muslims’
  • Franklin Graham Agrees with #Trump, Calls for Muslim Immigration Ban
  • Citadel Cadets Suspended After ‘Caroling’ In White Hoods
  • The Alabama KKK Is Recruiting To ‘Fight The Spread Of Islam’

If Media’s The Message

  • Justin Bieber’s Tour Being Pegged Megachurch Service
  • Sandy Rios hails Trump’s plan because Muslims “are bound and determined to murder and destroy and to subjugate you”
  • Rupert Murdoch on Trump’s Immigration Stance: “Complete Refugee Pause” Makes Sense
  • Ann Coulter says Trump’s Muslim ban was her “best birthday gift ever,” disappointed in GOP “eunuchs” criticizing it
  • Laura Ingraham Suggests Trump’s Proposal To Ban Muslim Immigration “Is Not Broad Enough”

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Donald Trump Breaks With the GOP on Israel
  • 79 Percent of Evangelicals See Violence in Middle East as Sign End Times Are Near
  • Rick Santorum says the US should recognize ISIS as a legitimate caliphate, giving them their End Times battle
  • Far more likely to be the GOP candidate in the end, Cruz’s talk alone is the stuff apocalyptic wars are made of. TedCruz Implies He Would Nuke ISIS Targets

Politics Nation

  • Christer Ted Cruz to hold 2nd Amendment event at Iowa gun range.
  • Ted Cruz: 2016 Is Going to Be a ‘Religious Liberty Election’
  • With Cunning, Fear of the “Other” and Pandering to Evangelicals, Cruz Is Moving to the Front of the GOP Clown Car
  • Donald Trump Calls for Barring Muslims From Entering U.S.
  • Ted Cruz, Defender Of Religious Liberty, ‘Commends’ Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Plan
  • “If you are a Jew, you should be very afraid of Donald Trump
  • Liberty Counsel Brags That Kim Davis Is Attending Matt Bevin’s Inauguration
  • Evangelicals Help Cruz Surge Ahead of Trump in Iowa Poll
  • Muhammad Ali Hits Trump, Defends Islam
  • Ted Cruz Endorses Far-Right Pastor’s Plan To ‘Rescue’ Black People From Sexual Immorality
  • Jeb! carries a little baby Jesus in his pocket.
  • Anti-Gay Forces Rally Around Ted Cruz
  • David Barton’s Sidekick Launches Another Bid For A Seat On The Texas Supreme Court
  • Cruz’s effort to win over social cons is paying off, as Cruz pieces together a formidable army.
  • 2016 GOP Candidates Plan Appearance At Notorious Islamophobe Gaffney’s Event
  • Christian far right seeks to regain its political influence by having pastors seek political office in 2016
  • Ted Cruz Raises Money For Radical Gun Group To Fight Obama’s ‘Left-Wing Hatred Of Your Liberty’
  • Religious Right Leader James Dobson To Endorse Ted Cruz
  • Rubio Outlines Plan To End Marriage Equality

Propaganda, Lies And Other Dumbing Down Efforts

  • 95,000 Words, Many of Them Ominous, From Donald Trump’s Tongue
  • Ken Ham: “The Bible makes it clear that only the descendants of Adam can be saved.”
  • Anti-Muslim Texas Legislator Wants President Obama Arrested for Treason

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • Baptist pastor commands wives to ‘submit’: The ‘feminist rebellion’ is destroying America
  • Franklin Graham prays that God will open the eyes of leaders who dare to disagree with Trump’s Muslim immigration ban
  • Why evangelicals pray for persecuted pastors rather than battered women
  • The Family Research Council needs your money before the “sexual radicals” come after your family
  • Sarah Palin: “I’m Very Sad Trump Didn’t Appear Before We Got A Muslim President”
  • Do GOP Candidates Want Religious Freedom or the Closing of Mosques? They Can’t Have Both.


  • Jehovah’s Witnesses shield child sex abusers from police, report says
  • Josh Duggar Has ‘Nothing To Say’ About Siblings Turning Against Him: ‘My Brother Was Living A Secret Life’

Science – – Or Not

  • Ted Cruz Invited A Right-Wing Radio Host To Testify On Climate Science And He Gave This Islamophobic Insane Rant
  • Christer Cruz spearheads anti-science push
  • Ken Ham Built Noah’s Ark Replica to Be on ‘Front Lines of Spiritual War’
  • Not one to let facts intrude, Ted Cruz Challenged Science At His Climate Change Hearing. Science Won.

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Rubio: My SCOTUS Nominees Must Oppose Gay Marriage And Abortion Rights Rulings
  • Lawsuit challenges gay marriage law in North Carolina
  • Indiana’s Limited LGBT Protections Under Fire By Lawsuit

Theocracy Rising

  • Air Force football players kneeling in prayer are branded a ‘putrid’ example of ‘Christian supremacy’ that could provoke ISIS 
  • Cruz on Iraq and Syria: “We will carpet-bomb them into oblivion … I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we’re going to find out.”
  • Colo. County Official Has No Right To Post Religious Sign Attacking Marriage Equality At Government Office, Says Americans United
  • Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr.  urges students to carry guns and ‘end those Muslims before they kill us’
  • Air Force Academy Falcons ‘Tebow’ Prayer Circle under Investigation
  • 5 years ago, 46% of megachurches had multiple locations. Now: 62%
  • Santorum: Islam not fully protected by Constitution
  • Franklin Graham Slams NY Daily’s Claim: ‘God Isn’t Fixing This’ in Wake of Mass Shooting
  • Pat Robertson: Islam Is Not A Religion But A Military Group ‘Bent On World Domination’
  • The Salvation Army’s History of Anti-LGBT Discrimination
  • Bloomberg Politics Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds of Likely GOP Primary Voters Back Trump’s Muslim Ban
  • Pat Robertson is a bit of a hypocrite for attacking Islam for allegedly being a political system disguised as a religion when that is essentially the thing he has worked for all of his life.
  • Trump is the GOP/Evangelical Mirror
  • Ex-Chaplain Criticizes ‘Tebow’ Prayer at Air Force Football Home Games
  • Will evangelicals get Cruz the nomination?