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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

  • Kansas Planned Parenthood Investigation Found No Wrongdoing, Governor Still Wants to Cut Funding
  • Reminder To Fox: Martin Luther King Jr. Praised Planned Parenthood
  • California nurses get course credit for learning “abortion reversal” is medical fact
  • California Lawmaker Takes Aim at Anti-Choice Misinformation in Nurse Courses
  • Texas Law Brought Surge in Self-Induced Abortions
  • Carly Fiorina Steals Kindergartners For Unhinged Anti-Abortion Event
  • Aggressive Anti-Abortion Protesters Force D.C. School To Close For 2 Days
  • Kentucky Senate Approves Forced In-Person Counseling for Abortion Patients
  • As Anti-Abortion Groups Gather in D.C., A New High Profile For A Radical Movement
  • Who cares whether or not Christie once made a small donation to Planned Parenthood? He’s an anti-choice extremist.
  • Jeb Bush: Unwed Mothers Should Be Publicly Shamed To Teach Them A Lesson
  • House GOP Seeks Names Of Medical Students, Could Endanger Abortion Patient Information


  • What Ohio Gov. John Kasich is doing to public education in his state
  • State lawmaker in WA asks visiting teens if they’re virgins
  • The Witch-Hunts & Paranoia at Gordon Wheaton (and other Evangelical Schools) Spells Disaster For Christian Education
  • Colorado school district pushes Christian ‘purity’ training for 11-year-old girls to find future husbands
  • Rafael Cruz: Public Education Is A Communist Plot
  • Conservative Christians Are on a Mission in Public Schools

Fifty Shades Of Hate And Other Ugly

  • Franklin Graham Warns Christians To Keep Gays Away From Their Kids And Churches
  • Netanyahu aide calls US ambassador ‘little Jew boy’ in escalating controversy
  • Washington State Lawmakers: Transgender People’s Bodies Are ‘Security Concerns’
  • Unhinged Hate from Texas Gov. Abbott’s ‘Blood Brother’ Ted Nugent
  • Tony Perkins “I have offered suggestions to every presidential candidate who has asked, including Donald Trump”

 Fifty Shades Of Lies, Hypocrisy  And Propaganda

  • Trump: “I have so many friends from Israel. I have won so many awards from Israel.” 
  • Tony Perkins says Ronald Reagan would have never negotiated with Iran! (Except for that Iran-Contra thing)
  • Anti-Cruz Ad: He Doesn’t Tithe; Also a Huge Liar and a Phony

  If Media’s The Message

  • Hollywood Goes Full-On Devil Worship
  • The GOP’s Obama dogwhistles are out of control: How Trump, Christie & Cruz have sunk our discourse to new lows
  • Fox’s Meghan McCain: Ted Cruz is ‘the thinking man’s Donald Trump’ because he can quote the Bible better
  • Rick Scarborough The Insane Says Comedians Are Coming For The Church
  • CNN Invites Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins To Comment on Sarah Palin’s Endorsement Of Donald Trump
  • Christian media leader makes the case for Cruz and encourages Pentecostals to turn out and vote
  • Ted Cruz touts endorsement from church founder who claims Oprah is the forerunner of the Antichrist
  • More positive press for the anti-science Ark Encounter
  • Ever the persecuted, Ken Ham: New CBS TV Show Mocks Christianity

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

Politics Nation

  • Cruz mega-donors’ path to ‘kingdom building’
  • Trump Gave An MLK Day Speech At Liberty U That Ignored MLK
  • The Gospel According to Trump
  • Evangelicals See Donald Trump as Man of Conviction, if Not Faith
  • ‘I will protect Christians,’ Donald Trump tells students at Liberty University
  • Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson try to court anti-gay extremists
  • Cruz Touts Endorsements From Anti-Feminist Eagle Forum
  • Falwell Jr.: Donald Trump Like Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King Jr. And Jerry Falwell
  • Trump’s Pastor: ‘Anchor Baby’ Rubio May Not Be Eligible For Presidency
  • Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump with a ‘hallelujah’ aimed at evangelical voters
  • Focus on the Family Founder James Dobson Endorses Ted Cruz
  • Reeling from Palin’s Donald Trump endorsement, Ted Cruz digs up … Glenn Beck
  • Former Head of Moral Majority Lashes Out at Jerry FalwellJr for Trump near-endorsement
  • Palin wasn’t “drunk” and her Trump speech wasn’t “stupid”: She’s playing right into the heart of twisted Republican politics
  • Religious Right Bails On Huckabee, Now He’s Going Insane
  • Proud ISIS Recruiter Rick Santorum, aka Frothy:  “There’s only been one presidential candidate featured in ISIS magazine…my picture was in it.”

 Religion Gone Mad Gone Bad

  • Sex Abuse & Gay Conversion Therapy: The Dark Past of Justin Bieber’s Megachurch Hillsong
  • Anglicans Demote Episcopalians as Global Christianity Gets More Polarized
  • Trump’s tribalist (rather than theological) view of Christianity 
  • Falwell: “In my opinion, Donald Trump leads a life of loving and helping others, as Jesus taught.”
  • Prophet” in Lagos sets member ablaze in church
  • Shamed, this Pakistani boy accused of blasphemy cut off his hand
  • Frothy on Immigration: Deporting Immigrants Is A ‘Blessing’ For Their Countries
  • In Robocall, Pastor Promises Hell if You Don’t Join Church
  • Ted Cruz’s campaign is handing out bottled water in Flint — but only to anti-abortion groups
  • “A disturbing number of people were being evangelized by the very (therapists) professionals they turned to for help.”
  • Texas man accidentally shoots his own foot at a church
  • Jehovah’s Witness sues Michigan school district over Valentine’s Day party


Chester County, PA Pastor Wanted On Rape Charges Arrested In New Jersey

 Science Or Not

  • Noah’s Ark Rises In Kentucky
  • Ken Ham whines because Newsweek reporter refers to his operation as a “circus.”
  • Minnesota GOP Primed to Attack Fetal Tissue Research

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

  • This is the religious right’s radical new plan: The very real efforts to create an American theocracy in plain sight
  • When Trump finishes talk at Liberty U, voter registration tables await students.
  • Denver Archbishop: Shun Candidates Supporting Planned Parenthood
  • Atheist Asks Marco Rubio Whether He’s Running To Be ‘Pastor-In-Chief’
  • Gary Cass Explains That Only Christian Men Are Qualified For Political Office
  • Ted Cruz: ‘I’m a Christian first, American second.’ Imagine if Muslim or Jewish politician said that
  • Air Force Commander’s #1 Priority For His Troops: “Be Devoted Christians First and Foremost”
  • 5 Reasons Ted Cruz Is Even More Dangerous Than Donald Trump