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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) 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

  • “Many hospitals don’t provide abortion training because the legislature says, ‘We’ll defund you if you do’ 
  • At Least 100,000 Texas Women Have Attempted to Self-Induce Abortion
  • Louisiana’s Race to the Bottom: State Gubernatorial Candidates Both Oppose Abortion
  • Kentucky’s Last Full-Time Abortion Clinic Vandalized Twice in One Month
  • Regent University Hosts Second “Presidential Candidate Forum” with John Kasich
  • Gov. John Kasich’s aides helped craft abortion restrictions
  • Ohio Republicans Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood
  • Anti-Choice Activists Target Bank of America for Matching Employees’ Planned Parenthood Donations
  • There’s Now One Abortion Provider for Every Million Wisconsin Women


  • NC School Bans All Clubs to Prevent GSA from Forming
  • Texas Board of Education Refuses To Allow Professors To Fact-Check Textbooks
  • Bible, Not Gays, is All the Diversity School Needs, Say Parents
  • SBOE Sends a Message: Texas Doesn’t Need Any Stinkin’ Qualifications for Our Textbook Reviewers!

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Huckabee suggests putting refugees at Mizzou.
  • Pamela Geller wants Obama “brought up on charges” if the US accepts any more Syrian refugees
  • Christian Pastor slams Paris victims: ‘If you attend a death metal concert, you deserve to get killed’
  • The right responds to Paris with Bible-thumping, scientific illiteracy, frat boy antics
  • Trump crosses the Nazi line: Maybe Muslims should wear special ID badges
  • Kevin Swanson: Paris Massacre Was ‘A Message From (His Gay-Executing) God’
  • Mike Huckabee says Obama will make us memorize the Koran after Mali terrorist attack
  • Rubio Trumps Trump: Shut Down Any Place Muslims Gather To Be ‘Inspired’ — Not Just Mosques

If Media Is The Message

  • Following Paris Attacks, Right-Wing Media Echo GOP Call To Accept Only Christian Refugees
  • Joy Behar leaves Kirk Cameron’s sister dumbstruck by asking her to defend creationism
  • Steve Deace Cites Anti-Semitic Propaganda Video To Claim Muslim Refugees Have “Brutal Intentions”
  • Pat Robertson: Jesus Would Think Twice About Helping Syrian Refugees
  • Fox News’ Hater Pastor Robert Jeffress Says Christian Terrorism ‘Almost’ Non-Existent
  • Columnist: US should ‘bomb Mecca off the face of the earth’ to show Muslims ‘our God is more powerful’

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Netanyahu Approves 454 New Housing Units Beyond Green Line

Lies, Hypocrisy and Other Propaganda

  • Texas Gov Abbott Says he Knows for Fact that Syrians Have Crossed into U.S. from Mexican & CANADIAN Border. 
  • How the Israeli Right-wing’s Effort to Link Palestinians to ISIS Backfired
  • Indiana Gov Says His “Heart Goes Out” To Syrian Families He Kicked Out of State


  • Indiana GOP bill on LGBT rights has religious exemptions
  • Syrian Family Blocked From Entering Indiana
  • House Science Chair Lamar Smith Goes After NOAA’s Climate Findings
  • Senior House GOP aide: If Dems oppose Syrian refugee bill “we’ll crucify them”
  • Tennessee Lawmaker Calls For National Guard To Round Up Syrian Refugees

Politics Nation

  • Ted Cruz and the Anti-Gay Pastor
  • Rubio spouts a“clash of civilizations” rhetoric that encourages the exact kind of overreaction ISIS seems to desire.
  • Sarah Palin: God will tell me to run for office when America is ‘ready for someone going rogue’
  • Huckabee: Obama Wants to ‘Protect The Reputation Of A Radical Religion’ More Than The US
  • Ginni Thomas Endorses Ted Cruz
  • Trump Says He Would ‘Strongly Consider’ Shutting Down Mosques In The U.S.
  • Lindsey Graham shuts down John Kasich’s plan to promote ‘Judeo-Christian values’ in the Middle East: ‘I think that was the Crusades’
  • Mike Huckabee says he “appreciated the opportunity” to speak at radical anti-gay conference
  • Ben Carson Calls for Prohibiting Religious Hate Speech, Irony Meter Goes Wild
  • Ted Cruz and the Anti-Gay Pastor

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • Bible vs Quran—Test Your Knowledge of Who Deserves Death in Which Religion
  • President Obama: Republican “Religious Test” Is Not American. It’s Shameful.
  • They want a clash of civilizations: After Paris, we need grown-ups, not apocalyptic warriors
  • Bristol Palin Is Everything Wrong With ‘Purity Culture’
  • Six Keys To Understanding ISIS’s Barbarism, Apocalyptic Vision and Desire for an End Times Battle In Syria. The presidential candidates don’t know want they are dealing with.
  • Christians, don’t forget that we too have killed in God’s name
  • The New Republican War On Religious Freedom
  • Tony Perkins says the South is probably safe from terrorist attacks because “more of the citizens are armed”
  • Kasich Proposes Gov’t Agency to Promote Judeo-Christian Values Around the World
  • Christian Business Shut Down Over Gay Marriage Is Now a Church
  • To so called ‘Religious Freedom’ advocates, the “phrase has become a catchall for tactical goals of seeking exemptions from the law on religious grounds

Scandals, Scams And Crimes

  • Former Alabama pastor gets 15 years for sexually abusing girls
  • Cult leader ‘used mind control to rape follower’
  • Pastor charged with trafficking in police sting operation
  • Rabbi’s sex demands: Is Kabbalah a drug-crazed cult?
  • In ongoing scandal news, City Harvest Church Pastor Kong Hee Accused of Using Prosperity Gospel To Scam Its Members

 Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

  • Crusader Image a ‘Propaganda Bonanza’ for Jihadists: Watchdog Group
  • Ben Carson to Liberty University: Christian Values Needed for America’s Survival as Pinnacle Nation
  • Catholic hospital system says it can deny women emergency care on religious grounds