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See How Much Money Obama Gave to His Local Church in 2013

President Barack Obama has spoken numerous times in the past about the importance of being his “brother’s keeper,” so exactly how much did the commander in chief donate to charity this year?

According to his and the first lady’s tax returns released by the White House, the Obamas gave 12.3 percent of their gross income to 32 different organizations in 2013, totaling $59,251.00.

Of this overall charitable giving, the Obamas donated $1,500 to St. John’s Church, an Episcopalian church close to the White House.

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City utility drops ‘Duck Dynasty’ contest over LGBT fears

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Tolerance and diversity does not include men who wear camouflage or beards, according to Michigan’s largest municipally-owned utility.

The Lansing Board of Water & Light has decided to cancel an upcoming "Duck Dynasty" look-alike contest off because the contest might offend people, a spokesman for the utility told me.

“The decision was made in light of controversial remarks by a Duck Dynasty cast member against the LGBT community,” the public utility said in a statement. “The BWL is committed to diversity and respect community differences, and we regret if the contest offended anyone.”

 

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Michael Bloomberg’s Actions Guarantee Him ‘Spot In Heaven’

With his new pledge of $50 million dollars to fight the pro-gun lobby, Michael Bloomberg thinks that his war on guns is guaranteeing him a place in heaven. Sitting down in an interview with Jeremy Peters of the New York Times and just shy of his 50th college reunion, the 72-year-old former mayor of New York said that his “mortality [was] beginning to dawn on him.”  Talking about his war on guns and obesity, Bloomberg said:
“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”   read more on truthrevolt.org

Male Teacher Will Return From Spring Break as a ‘Woman’

Gary Sconce to return as Karen Adell Scot

(Editor’s note: In case you missed this story the other day from LifeSiteNews, we wanted to make sure you’re up on the latest from your tax dollar-funded school system.) By Susanna Rose

OAKHURST, CA, — Gary Sconce, a 56-year-old male teacher at Yosemite High School in California, will return to school as “she” after spring break. He has rejected every facet of his male identity over the last year and told NBC News, “I will not return as my male persona ever again.”

Instead, he would now like to be known to students and faculty as Karen Adell Scot and referred to as “she.”

The New York Daily News reports that Sconce wrote, “I covered the female inside with hyper-masculine behavior, trying to provide I was not the woman inside I actually was.”

Sconce has been a science and multi-media teacher at Yosemite for 24 years and is a husband, father and grandfather. Since he “came out,” his wife of 35 years has filed for divorce and his 31-year-old daughter has ended her relationship with him.

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Are American Pastors Prophetic or Just Professional?

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A year ago, I transitioned from my staff position in a Nashville church to go full-time in serving the wider body of Christ.  Writing regular news commentaries and hosting a weekly lecture series on the hot-button issues impacting our nation, my God-given assignment is to raise awareness and help awaken Christians to the “impending distress” (I Cor.7:26).

After four decades in ministry, God called me to say farewell to salary, pension and security guarantees.  It’s scary, but in light of our nation’s rapidly decaying cultural landscape and what many perceive as church leaders succumbing to a “spiral of silence”—especially on issues of homosexuality, abortion and religious liberty—I don’t believe I have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines anymore.

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Police arrested a 14-year-old Dutch girl Monday after she tweeted a terror threat to American Airlines that catapulted her into social media fame overnight.

arrested a 14-year-old Dutch girl Monday after she tweeted a terror threat to American Airlines that catapulted her into social media fame overnight. A Twitter user calling herself Sarah with the handle @QueenDemetriax_ tweeted "@AmericanAir hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye." American Airlines responded swiftly from their official Twitter account saying "@QueenDemetriax_ Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI." read full story on nydailynews.com

Obama Condemns ‘Ignorance, Intolerance’ Following Jewish Center Shooting

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President Obama said today that the deadly shooting outside a Jewish community center in Kansas is a call to action to “combat the ignorance and intolerance, including anti-Semitism, that can lead to hatred and to violence.”

“As Americans, we not only need to open our hearts to the families of the victims; we’ve got to stand united against this kind of terrible violence, which has no place in our society,” Obama told guests of the White House Easter prayer breakfast.

“We’re all children of God, we’re all made his image, all worthy of his love and dignity,” he said, “and we see what happens around the world when this kind of religious-based or -tinged violence can rear its ugly head. It’s got no place in our society.”

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Gov. Huckabee Claims There’s More Freedom in North Korea than US

Sometimes politicians speak without thinking. Former Arkansas Governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was a perfect example of this on Saturday when he bizarrely claimed that he's "beginning to think there's more freedom in North Korea sometimes than in the United States." Huckabee was speaking in Manchester, NH at AFP's Freedom Summit. Read full story on townhall.com

McCullough: Why The FEDS Chickened Out On A Nevada Ranch

Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice!

As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it's outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre.

It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so quickly, given all they had indicated they were willing to do to resolve the matter to their satisfaction. They had set up a perimeter around the Bundy's family land, ranch, and home. They had brought in extra artillery, dogs, and snipers. They were beginning the process of stealing more than 300 head of cattle that did not belong to them.

They did so--or so we were told--for the reason of protecting the desert tortoise. But then it was revealed that the Bureau of Land Management had shot far more desert tortoises than the Bundy cattle had even possibly destroyed. We were told they did it because the Bundys had broken federal laws by not paying what amounted to retroactive grazing fees to the federal government. But the Governor of the state of Nevada told us that Bundy had paid every ounce of state tax, met the state requirements, and their family had been improving the property more than 100 years previous. Finally we were allowed to know the connection between a communist Chinese wind/solar power plant and its connection to that senator named Harry Reid. Evidently a plan had been hatched to use the Bundy property for a solar farm and instead of paying the Bundys, someone, somewhere in the administration believed it was easier to just take what they wanted.

That approach is at least consistent with the readily documented abuse of eminent domain where the government for any number of reasons--few of them valid--have taken to taking what doesn't belong to them. Americans then watch as it gets handed over to some multi-national corporation for the "cause" of the "greater good."

There were a few specific reasons why the feds chickened out in the Nevada desert though.

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Special-Ed Student Who Recorded Bullies Accused of Felony Wiretapping

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In Pennsylvania, a high school sophomore with developmental disabilities was convicted of a crime after recording classmates threatening to "pull down his pants"

After being regularly shoved and tripped, and nearly burned with a cigarette lighter, a tormented special-needs student in Pennsylvania decided to take matters into his own hands. He secretly recorded the abuse on his school-issued iPad, and his mother eventually submitted the evidence to the school’s principal. But instead of punishing the teenage tyrants caught on tape, administrators decided to call the police, who threatened the 15-year-old boy with felony wiretapping, but later reduced the charge to disorderly conduct. He was found guilty on March 19. Read full story on www.vocativ.com

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