White House sends more officials to Michael Brown funeral than Margaret Thatcher’s

After two weeks of violence and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, a funeral was finally held on Monday for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed by a police officer on August 9. According to reports, some 2,500 people attended the service at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church – including three White House officials.

“Do you realize that the White House sent more representatives to the funeral of Michael Brown then they did to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher,” Mike Broomhead asked on radio this morning. “There were no White House representatives at the funeral of James Foley. None. That’s not a criticism, just an observation.”

As Fox News reported, the White House sent Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, and two officials from the White House Office of Public Engagement to Brown’s funeral. In contrast, no White House officials were part of the presidential delegation sent to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral last year.

“Sometimes it's strange what moves a country… For whatever reason, the death of Michael Brown has captured the attention,” Broomhead said. “It's not necessarily a unique situation… [with] a white police officer and a black suspect [where] the suspect ends up dead. It happens often, unfortunately. Even if the police officer turns out to have been wrong, we've not seen this kind of response from the entire country.”

If you have seen any footage or reports from the funeral, you may have noticed the activist tone of the event. Al Sharpton, who – along with Jesse Jackson – has been ratcheting up rhetoric in Ferguson for weeks, delivered a fiery 10-minute address to those gathered that included critiques of both the police force and black community.

Broomhead described Sharpton’s remarks as a “fire and brimstone sermon.” While parts of the speech left him “hopeful,” other aspects were frustrating.

“I don't know how much of it was a eulogy,” Broomhead said. “It was a message I've not heard at a funeral… I don't know what to make of it.”

Watch Sharpton’s address below:

Ultimately, Broomhead wondered what will come of the investigation into the events that led to Brown’s death. Sharpton referred to “seminal moments” in history that have changed people’s minds or at least begin a conversation. But what kind of change will take hold if the officer involved in the shooting is exonerated?

“What I'm really curious about here is: Will the final results of this investigation dictate the changes, or will the changes that are going on right now dictate the results of this investigation,” he asked. “If that's the case, that's the biggest travesty of all. This should be an honest investigation about an isolated incident, in which a police officer had to shoot a suspect… Justice in this country is supposed to blind.”

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

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