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04/19/2007


Hate-Monger Bradlee Dean's Entire Ministry Staff Walks Out

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Bradlee Dean, the rocker/radio host/pastor of the "its-name-is-so-butch-it-sounds-like-a-gay-porno" You Can Run But You Can't Hide Ministries, is having a very bad week. After years of aggressive preaching in front of the government and in public schools, the anti-woman, anti-muslim, anti-gay bigot is going to have to find a new way to pay Rachel Maddow's legal bills for that lawsuit he lost as his entire ministry staff has walked out on him.

The story seems to be that the staff grew tired of alleged abuses and exploitations, which included not being paid, and as a result compiled a 28-page testimony for the Minnesota Attorney General's office. Former staffer Jake Dagel even characterized the organization as a "cultic sham ministry." Nothing remains – not the street teams, not even Dean's radio co-host Jake McMillan – except for Dean himself to run everything. It seems unlikely that he alone will be able to keep a twelve-man operation running for long.


Anti-Gay Activist Bradlee Dean Must Pay Rachel Maddow's Legal Bills In $50 Million Suit: VIDEO

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Displaying an amazing amount of chutzpah, anti-gay radio host and Michele Bachmann pal Bradlee Dean last year filed a $50 million lawsuit against Rachel Maddow after the MSNBC host aired remarks he made about Muslim people wanting to kill gay people.

He claims Maddow said he supported such executions, even though she made clear in her discussion that Dean issued a later disclaimer saying he does not "call" for the killing of gay people.

There's no official word on how that lawsuit is progressing, but if news that Dean has been ordered to pay Maddow's legal bills is any indication, it is not going well for the homophobic radio personality.

From the website Bradlee Dean Info, via Joe.My.God:

Memorandum and Order Granting in Part Defendants' Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Denying Plaintiffs' Combined Motions for Reconsideration and Sanctions Entered on the Docket 6/25/12. Signed in chambers 6/25/12. Electronically filed via CaseFileXPress on counsel for the parties 6/25/12. Plaintiffs shall pay to Defendants fees and costs in the amount of $24,625.23 within thirty days.

MSNBC and The Minnesota Independent are also defendants in the suit.

Watch video of Maddow's original report on Dean AFTER THE JUMP.

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NEWS: Sexual Inverts, Sacred Sites, Richard Dawkins, And A Huge Pink Dot

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Towleroad-roadicon Happy birthday to The Well of Loneliness, the pioneering lesbian novel published 84 years ago today in Britain. It hit mainstream bookshelves at the end of July, and initially drew praise from critics who appreciated its empathetic, psychologically acute depiction of "sexual inverts" (of which the author, Radclyffe Hall, was one.) From Wikipedia:

James Douglas, editor of the Sunday Express newspaper, did not agree. Douglas was a dedicated moralist, an exponent of muscular Christianity, which sought to reinvigorate the church by promoting physical health and manliness. His colorfully worded editorials on subjects such as "the flapper vote" (that is, the extension of suffrage to women under 30) and "modern sex novelists" helped the Express family of papers prosper in the cutthroat circulation wars of the late 1920s. These leader articles shared the pages of the Sunday Express with gossip, murderers' confessions, and features about the love affairs of great men and women of the past.

Douglas's campaign against The Well of Loneliness began on Saturday, August 18, with poster and billboard advertising and a teaser in the Daily Express promising to expose "A Book That Should Be Suppressed". In his editorial the next day, Douglas wrote that "sexual inversion and perversion" had already become too visible and that the publication of The Well brought home the need for society to "cleans[e] itself from the leprosy of these lepers". For Douglas the sexological view of homosexuality was pseudoscience, incompatible with the Christian doctrine of free will; instead, he argued, homosexuals were damned by their own choice – which meant that others could be corrupted by "their propaganda". Above all, children must be protected: "I would rather give a healthy boy or a healthy girl a phial of prussic acid than this novel. Poison kills the body, but moral poison kills the soul" ...

[The book's nervous publisher] Jonathan Cape sent a copy of The Well to the Home Secretary for his opinion, offering to withdraw the book if it would be in the public interest to do so. The Home Secretary was William Joynson-Hicks, a Conservative known for his crackdowns on alcohol, nightclubs and gambling ... He took only two days to reply that The Well was "gravely detrimental to the public interest"; if Cape did not withdraw it voluntarily, criminal proceedings would be brought.

Cape announced that he had stopped publication, but he secretly leased the rights to Pegasus Press, an English language publisher in France ... With publicity increasing demand, sales were brisk, but the reappearance of The Well on bookstore shelves soon came to the attention of the Home Office. On October 3 Joynson-Hicks issued a warrant for shipments of the book to be seized ...

Towleroad-roadicon Singapore's lovely alternative to a Pride Parade: A huge pink dot.

Towleroad-roadicon 200 PhD's against that ridiculous Regnerus study about gay parents:

... the author is unable to distinguish between the impact of having a parent who has had a continuous same-sex relationship from the impact of having same-sex parents who broke-up from the impact of living in a same-sex stepfamily from the impact of living with a single parent who may have dated a same-sex partner; each of these groups are included in a single “lesbian mother” or “gay father” group depending on the gender of the parent who had a same-sex relationship. Specifically, this paper fails to distinguish family structure and family instability. Thus, it fails to distinguish, for children whose parents ever had a same-sex relationship experience, the associations due to family structure from the associations due to family stability. However, he does attempt to distinguish family structure from family instability for the children of different-sex parents by identifying children who lived in an intact biological family ...

Towleroad-roadicon Bradlee Dean suggests that the LGBT rights movement is a Trojan Horse for pedophilia, and that gay blogs have refused to condemn Jerry Sandusky. He's not real hot on research, huh? 

Timbuktu Towleroad-roadicon New tween fad: Burning yourself with ice and salt. What happened to planking?

Towleroad-roadicon Jennifer Keeton, counseling student program expelled for refusing to provide secular counseling to LGBT students, loses her discrimination case.

Towleroad-roadicon A rather sunburnt looking Richard Dawkins gets 35 minutes on Al Jazeera

Towleroad-roadicon By living in sin, are you breaking the law?

Towleroad-roadicon On the import of Massachusetts's new HIV testing rules.  

Towleroad-roadicon The destruction of ancient Sufi holy sites in Timbuktu continues amain


Rachel Maddow Strikes Back Against Silly Homophobe's Lawsuit

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Andy wrote some months ago about the bizarre lawsuit filed against Rachel Maddow and MSNBC by rocker, activist, Christian, bigot, and noted crazyperson Bradlee Dean. Maddow, Dean claimed, misrepresented some remarks he'd delivered on a radio program. (Watch the original Maddow segment AFTER THE JUMP.)

Here's how Dean's edited remarks appeared on Maddow's show:

Muslims are calling for the execution for homosexuals in America. ... They themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible, the Judeo Christian God. They seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do. Because these people are livid about enforcing their laws, they know homosexuality is an abomination. ... If America won't enforce the laws, God will raise up a foreign enemy to do just that's what you're seeing in America today.

Here's what Dean actually said:

Muslims are calling for the execution for homosexuals in America, this was just released yesterday and it shows you that they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible, the Judeo Christian God. They seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do. Because these people are livid about enforcing their laws, they know homosexuality is an abomination. And I continually reach out to the homosexual communities on this radio show, and I warn them, which ones love? Here you have Obama condemning it behind the backs of the homosexuals but to their faces he's promoting it. I say this to my gay friends out there the ones that continuously nitpick everything I say. Hollywood is promoting immorality and the God of the Heavens in Jesus names is warning you to flee from the wrath to come, yet you have Muslims calling for your execution. If America won't enforce the laws, God will raise up a foreign enemy to do just that's what you're seeing in America today. Read Leviticus 26 America.

(FYI: Dean has always asserted that he's not actually advocating the literal execution of actual gays -- a disclaimer which Maddow happily included in her segment.)

You'll note that the two quotes are identical in essence, though not in text. Nevertheless, Dean's suing MSNBC for $50 million. (He claims that the lawsuit's about principles, not cash.) Maddow and co. are now firing back: According to The Hollywood Reporter, they've hit Dean with an anti-SLAPP claim which could force him to pay their legal fees. 

From the filing:

1. "One, the broadcasts truthfully reported on Dean’s May 15th statements. Those broadcasts re-played original audio of Dean speaking on the May 15th radio show. Dean does not – and cannot – allege that he did not make those controversial statements. The fact that NBCUniversal broadcast the essence but not the entirety of what Dean said during that radio show, as he now protests, does not change this analysis. Dean bears sole responsibility for the consequences of his words, however much he may try to distance himself from the backlash.

2. "Two, the commentary or rebuke Maddow offered about Dean’s statements was classic opinion and rhetorical hyperbole, and thus, cannot be actionable as a matter of law. As Dean is entitled to his opinions, however objectionable, so too is Maddow entitled to hers."

3. "Three, the fair comment privilege protects Maddow’s commentary. The broadcasts featured Dean’s actual statements and clearly indicated the source of those statements. Viewers were free to make up their own minds as to whether they agreed with Maddow’s remarks."

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Iowa HS Principal Who Allowed Hideous Anti-Gay Ministry to Lecture Kids Resigns (But Not Because of That)

Mike Cooper, the Dunkerton, Iowa High School principal who allowed Junkyard Prophet, the proselytizing band from Bradlee Dean's You Can Run But You Can't Hide ministry, to spew anti-gay hate at an assembly for junior and senior students, has resigned.

JunkyardprophetBut the school district says it's not because of that:

Nevertheless, the official district line is that his resignation is unrelated to that assembly.

Principal Mike Cooper, who oversees grades 7-12 in Dunkerton, did not want to comment on the situation until the meeting tonight.

But Superintendent Jim Stanton confirmed that the plan has been “something in the works” for nearly a month and is “not at all” related to Cooper’s role in the assembly.

“This has been something that has been coming for a long time,” Stanton said. “He simply wants to be a superintendent.”

Stanton will finish the school year at Dunkerton.

You Can Run But You Can't Hide ministries has been designated a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center.


Iowa High School Students Subjected to Hateful Anti-Gay Lecture from 'Christian' Ministry: VIDEO

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Over the weekend, Brandon posted about the visit paid to Iowa's Dunkerton High School by Junkyard Prophet, the rock band/missionary tentacle of 'You Can Run But You Can't Hide Ministries', a Christianist group founded by Bachmann-ally Bradlee Dean.

Dean once called Barack Obama a heathen while delivering an opening prayer at the Minnesota State House, and sued Rachel Maddow for pointing out that Junkyard Prophet supports Muslim ideology calling for executions of homosexuals.

School officials had no idea about Junkyard Prophet's background, so they were allowed to give an assembly to junior and senior high school students in which a band member condemned homosexuality and told students gays are sexual deviants who die at the age of 42. They were also shown images of aborted fetuses.

Now there's video of that portion of the assembly, provided by the You Can Run But You Can't Hide Ministries itself.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

(clip via good as you)

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