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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

  • Despite having among the highest STD & teen pregnancy rates in the nation, Alaska blocks effective sex-ed program
  • In Kansas, 40% of mandatory information given to patients seeking abortions is based on lies
  • Mississippi—which has just one abortion clinic—has the highest rate of Google searches for self-induced abortions
  • Oklahoma senator introduces bill that would make getting an abortion first-degree murder
  • How Politicians Are Making Abortion Less Safe
  • Business Groups Fight Pregnancy Accommodations in Washington State
  • Florida’s war on women: State passes massive anti-choice bill to shut down access to abortion and contraception
  • Bill to defund Planned Parenthood passes Virginia House and Senate
  • The Future of Abortion Rights Could Be Decided in This Election
  • Florida’s War on Women: State Passes Massive Anti-Choice Bill to Shut Down Access to Abortion and Contraception
  • South Dakota passes four major pro-life bills
  • HPV Vaccines Are Working, So It’s Time to Stop Arguing About Them
  • Tennessee GOP Withdraws Anti-Choice Bill Ahead of ‘Whole Woman’s Health’ Ruling
  • Indiana poised to ban abortions sought because of fetal defects
  • John Kasich’s (not so) secret extremism: How the “moderate” alternative to Trump led a Planned Parenthood witchhunt in Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio abortion clinic vandalized
  • Kentucky Governor Is Targeting Abortion Clinics — and He’s Succeeding

Education – Or Not

  • Texas Republicans Find Craziest Person in State, Aim to Put Her in Charge of School Textbooks
  • Has Donald Trump promised education secretary to Ben Carson?

Fifty Shades Of Barking Mad

  • FRC head Tony Perkins tied Idaho pastor shooting to LGBT rights, but shooter said he was fighting Martian overlords

Fifty Shades Of Hate

The Harlem Preacher Hooked on Hate

  • Ted Cruz’s Michigan Legislative Co-Chair Wants To Ban Homosexuality
  • Jerry Boykin of FRC says he’ll violently attack any transgender woman who uses a women’s restroom
  • Theodore Shoebat unapologetically supports militant Christian vigilantes who physically attack gay rights activists
  • Catholic charity group cancels gay singer’s performance
  • Trump’s comments on Islam are frightening
  • Louie Gohmert: Obama’s ‘Hate Crimes’ Against Christians Invite God’s Judgment
  • Missouri Democrats Fail to Block Religious Liberty Bill Concerning Same-Sex Marriage
  • Trump Supporter Says Jesus WASN’T a Jew: Whites are the Real Chosen People

Fifty Shades Of Lies, Hypocrisies And Other Propaganda

  • Ted Cruz: Supreme Court On Brink Of Throwing Religious People In Prison
  • Birther Leader Joseph Farah Endorses Canadian-Born Ted Cruz For President
  • Tony Perkins tells Christians to leave their churches if the pastor likes Obama

If Media’s The Message

  • Rush Limbaugh Tells Chris Wallace That Cruz Is Just As ‘Likeable’ As Reagan
  • Ex-Fire Chief Falsely Blames Christian Persecution For Job Loss
  • Ex-Miss America: “Health Care Is Socialist B.S., Only Sinners Get Sick”
  • Televangelist Rick Joyner: Bernie Sanders Is Popular Because The Communist Party Runs The Schools – See more
  • Televangelist Rick Joyner: Donald Trump Acts Just Like Jesus And His Disciples

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Televangelist Rick Joyner Mathematically ‘Proves’ We’re In The End Times
  • Jim Bakker: Buy My Survival Food Because World War III Is Coming Soon

Politics Nation

  • Evangelicals are hurting the GOP: The movement is now synonymous with bigotry and abject stupidity
  • Carly Fiorina, Planned Parenthood’s Worst Enemy, Just Endorsed Ted Cruz
  • Why Catholics Can and Should Support Trump
  • Ben Carson: I’m “Certainly Leaning” Toward Supporting “Thinking Individual” Trump
  • Ben Carson endorses Donald Trump
  • Irrelevant Dinosaur Phyllis Schlafly To Endorse Donald Trump

Religion Gone Mad Gone Bad

  • Idaho pastor shot in the skull after praying with Ted Cruz, manhunt underway for former Marine
  • Pastors like Joel Osteen and Rick Warren use Jesus as a fig leaf “to drape over social views that would otherwise be revealed as nakedly evil.”
  • ‘Pro-life’ Republican thinks parents have religious right to let kids die
  • Christian ‘prophet’ loses his buttocks to a hungry lion while trying to prove God would save him
  • California barber says Bible told him not to cut transgender veteran’s hair


Science – – Or Not

  • How Religious Can Tourism Be? Noah’s Ark Park Passes Test And We The People Lose.
  • Ken Ham: “Generations of kids are being destroyed by an education system imposing the religion of naturalistic evolution teaching they’re just animals.”

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising