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Anti-Gay Extremist Sues Rachel Maddow for Quoting Him

Jim Burroway

July 27th, 2011

Minnesota extremist Bradlee Dean, who spoke favorably of Muslims because Muslims call for the execution of gay people, is suing MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for playing his quotes over the air. That’s the only reason I can think of for his suing her. That and her deep pockets; he’s suing for $50 million.

According to a press release from Dean’s attorney:

In the course of his ministry, Dean once made a statement on radio criticizing his fellow Christians for not taking a stronger stand about the gay rights lobby promoting homosexuality in the schools. He made a strong reference to Muslims taking the issue more seriously in the context of Shariah law, but did not condone their practices. It was Bradlee’s intent to focus attention on the issue, not to advocate harm to anyone.

Despite the very clear disclaimer by Bradlee Dean on his ministries website and elsewhere regarding the false accusation that he was calling for the execution of homosexuals, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and others seized on and accused Dean on her show of supporting the killing of homosexuals, as is the practice in some radical Islamic countries. This seriously has harmed Dean and the ministry, who pride themselves on respect and love for all people.

Here’s the clip that Dean is upset about, in which Dean clearly shows his respect and love for all people:

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Actually, Maddow’s comment is rather minimal. She basically let Dean do the talking, although she did read Dean’s disclaimer. It’s a sad commentary on the integrity of those who claim to proclaim the “truth” when all you have to do to be called a liar is to play a recording of their own words. Just replay his tape, and you’ve engaged in a “malicious attack” on Dean:

This explains the malicious attacks on Bradlee Dean and his ministry, which are being used to harm the presidential campaign of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who is a conservative Christian.

In the past, Dean and his ministry have been complemented by presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (who prayed for the ministry) for their work in promoting values for the nation’s youth. The left wing media’s effort to defame Dean is an obvious way to try to harm Bachmann’s presidential prospects, who they fear and despise. Other left wing media outlets have followed MSNBC and Maddow in their slanderous efforts. This suit may just be the first in a series of cases meant to protect the fine reputation of Dean and his ministry.

You can hear Dean’s full remarks and judge his reputation for yourself here:

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And here’s his defense here, if you care to hear it. In essence, he’s upset that we’re not all thanking him.

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Update: The Dump Bachmann Blog has more:

“Justice is coming in Jesus’ name,” he says. Thank you Bradlee.



Tim Stewart
July 27th, 2011 | LINK

Why are we going after the kids? Excellent question Bradlee. It’s to prevent them turning into disgraceful pricks like you.

Aaron Moore
July 27th, 2011 | LINK

This Dean guy strikes me as mentally off in some way. I’d be curious to see the results of some psych testing.

July 27th, 2011 | LINK

Wow! I can feel Christ’s love just pouring through them.

Maurice Lacunza
July 27th, 2011 | LINK

Listening to this guy made me take a shower. I can barely listen to homophobes. However, I know this about human behavior: they tend to put a spotlight on their own internal issues. The radio clip reveals his issues: molestation, gay, victim, wanting to love and be loved.

July 27th, 2011 | LINK

Yeah, he’s a walking testament to adhering to gender “norms”. He just screams Macho Man!

July 27th, 2011 | LINK

If it’s for defamation the case will get thrown out.

Copyright infringement, maybe? But that’s a stretch. Otherwise I don’t see any other legal grounds for a lawsuit.

It’s interesting that they are always so concerned about us burning in Hell. I’ve always wondered why?

What’s it to them anyway?

But then I remember, it’s a ploy to continue to lead their ignorant sheep and they’re really not concerned about us at all.

Priya Lynn
July 27th, 2011 | LINK

Alex, the “concern” about gays burning in hell is part of the facade they use to pretend they’re motivated by “love” to oppress gays.

July 27th, 2011 | LINK

The video response he made makes mention of a CNN report that supposedly corrected erroneous reporting about him. I searched CNN’s website and Google for this report and have not been able to find it anywhere. Can he verify that this report was published anywhere or is this just another “make-it-up-as-we-go-along” thing? It seems like a far more serious offense to provide a false reference by claiming a major news organization “vindicated” you when they did not than that a news organization quoted you in your own words, in context, and exposed your bigotry.

July 28th, 2011 | LINK

Why are the pretty ones always bat-shit crazy?

July 28th, 2011 | LINK

Don’t you just LOVE how they always assume that Jesus is going to see things their way?? (Especially when the person is obviously bigoted, manipulative and unjust themselves!) I believe there’s an old saying that applies here. Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.

July 28th, 2011 | LINK

Will he employ the Newt Gingrich legal position.”If you quote me verbatim you are a liar.” Seriously,these right wing religious types all have major problems with reality.

July 30th, 2011 | LINK

This person is mentally ill. It’s clear.

July 30th, 2011 | LINK

Wow, doesn’t he enjoy saying the word “homosexuals”!

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