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Bradlee Dean Discovers Running And Hiding

Jim Burroway

July 28th, 2011

Bradlee Dean, who spoke of his admiration for Muslims because of what he described as their commitment to uphold their religious laws calling for death to homosexuals, is now suing Rachel Maddow and the Minnesota Independent for, as far as I can tell, repeating verbatim what he said. Ordinarily, when someone files a lawsuit like this, one would generally want to correct the injustice one believes was done to him and make his views known, but so Dean has ditched interviews with Michelangelo Signorile, Newsweek, The Shannon Files, and even his own press conference. Dean calls his ministry You Can Run But You Cannot Hide, but it turns out that’s wrong. You really can do both.

Update: It turns out that when he does run, he runs to sympathetic extremist talk show hosts who will reliable throw softball questions and allow him to claim that all he’s doing is protectiong the children:

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Ben in Atlanta
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

And we see once again what cowards haters are.

Punk!

BlackDog
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

This guy is a bitch, pure and simple.

He seems a bit um…pretty, too. I was expecting someone a bit more…masculine? I guess. Not only that, but the first time I ever saw his name, I thought “Bradlee Dean” must be a girl. Every other GUY I’ve ever known or even heard of with that name spells it “Bradley” and I knew a girl named “Bradlee” in Catholic school in California. I only remember her because of the unique name.

Why do all the really, really anti-gay ones end up making you wonder if they’re really secretly gay? They can’t ALL be like that, can they?

Ben In Oakland
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

I’m beginning tohave my suspicions, BD.

Hyhybt
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

Possible Newt Gingrich influence? Anyone who quotes what I said is lying?

Priya Lynn
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

That was a good one Hyhybt.

Bernie
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

Coward! I can’t wait till he makes himself look like an ass in court.

BlackDog
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

He’s already making himself look like an ass by filing what’s obviously a frivolous lawsuit. With any luck he may get fined for wasting the court’s time…all she did was show HIM saying exactly what he said. How exactly is that actionable? If YOU said it, and you are known to have said it, and someone quotes you or shows a video of you or both…YOU still are responsible for having shot your mouth off and said dumb shit.

BlackDog
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

@ Ben in Oakland: It seems like a statistical impossibility, yet the evidence keeps piling up…

elaygee
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

This hitler in waiting can wait a little longer because good people like Rachel Maddow shine the disinfecting light of day on them.

Tim Stewart
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

Did anybody miss Jones’ statement of “fact” that children are being taught “fisting” in elementary schools?

Tone
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

That voice was enough to make me stop the clip about ten seconds in. That and I didn’t want to hear Ms. Dean whine about those damn liberals and their human rights and how they are so mean to bigots.

BlackDog
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

@ Tim: How do statements like that make any sense, even to them? In this day and age you’d think parents would complain…

And in this litigious and politically correct day and age, I’ve heard of and seen schools (especially ELEMENTARY schools) go out of their way to be so inoffensive I’m surprised anything gets taught…oh wait a minute…often much of substance doesn’t…for just that reason.

So how does that work exactly, since notes and permission slips get sent home for much more innocuous things than that and there’s an opt-out for almost everything?

Oh wait, these assholes won’t be satisfied until schools teach kids about religion…theirs only…and there IS no opt-out for that. Oh…wait…that would be illegal.

That’s probably their real problem.

Timothy Kincaid
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

BlackDog,

In May 2000, there was a conference in Massachusetts for sexual minority high schoolers. During a question session, one student asked “what’s fisting” and another student answered. The presenters clarified and corrected that student’s answer.

Ergo, it is a fact that children are being taught fisting in elementary school. Within a few more years it will probably be a “fact” that homosexual activists are teaching fisting and using child volunteers for illustration.

As long as they can squeeze some tiny crumb of basis for their bizarre accusations, then it really isn’t lying, you see.

Stefan
July 28th, 2011 | LINK

The Born Again Christian movement is a complete joke, and this is an example of such.

Ryan
July 29th, 2011 | LINK

I think every gay man in American should be able to sue this tool for saying that we “on average” molest 117 children each before we’re caught.

Hyhybt
July 29th, 2011 | LINK

Anybody else here proud, then, to be far below average?

Rebecca Ashling
July 29th, 2011 | LINK

Assuming that gay men make up, at a conservative estimate, 1% of the US population, then Mr Dean is implying that 351 million children are molested before their abusers are caught. The population of of the USA is some 300 million. The conclusion? Simple arithmetic is beyond Mr Dean’s intellectual capacity. He is stupid as well as bigoted. Extremely stupid.

BlackDog
July 29th, 2011 | LINK

@ Tim K.

Well then, as a kid who spent a couple years in Catholic school, I’m quite sure I was “taught” a lot of things by my fellow students that we’d of gotten in hella big trouble for if any of the nuns or teachers would of found out.

By the standard of “fact” that they’re using, I was “taught” that sometimes girls like girls, I was “taught” how to properly smoke a cigarette, and I was “taught” a lot of street smarts and stuff like that. I had my first little girlfriend, got into (and won) my first fight, and a lot of other stuff like that.

All of this “teaching” came from other students, the actual teachers taught the things they were supposed to, like facts about history and math and science.

All of this in a school that required specifically sectarian prayers to God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit and that was just how you started off the day.

Christian schools…and in my opinion Christianity…have fallen kinda far since.

Lymis
July 29th, 2011 | LINK

“Mr Dean is implying that 351 million children are molested before their abusers are caught. The population of of the USA is some 300 million. The conclusion? Simple arithmetic is beyond Mr Dean’s intellectual capacity.”

That would assume each child is only abused by a single gay predator. You’re not allowing for overlap. Or slave camps. Or something.

Donny D.
July 29th, 2011 | LINK

Wow, this Bradlee Dean creep says some really hateful, ugly, irrational stuff.

If the suit isn’t tossed out of the system quickly, I hope Rachel Maddow countersues and wins big bucks from him, or otherwise wins brutally punitive damages.

Donny D.
July 29th, 2011 | LINK

Part of why I said what I did above is that I don’t believe that people should be able to intimidate anyone by suing them for making reference to plaintiff’s easily accessible public statements.

Ryan
July 29th, 2011 | LINK

Well, in America you can sue anyone for any reason. I don’t see this getting far, though. I’m sure it’s just a PR stunt by this creep, anyway.

Timothy Kincaid
July 29th, 2011 | LINK

BlackDog,

ah for the good ol’ days… sigh

Blair Martin
July 29th, 2011 | LINK

Ummm… this radio/tv host – what part of stupid is he? He makes repeated remarks about people just can’t say what they like yet he dropped that totally ridiculous and unsubstantiated claim about 7 year olds and fisting? As for Bradlee Dean and his *cough* “buddy” (oh there is a lot of denial in those two…) what a load of pathetic nonsense, especially demanding that should they win this case that they get to tell the court HOW that money is to be paid and then along with the ex drug experimenter jock (*thinks* was Jabba the Hutt a jock in his younger days?) denounce Maddow and MSNBC as “arrogant”! Please…. oh, and tell a mere foreigner, how much reach does someone like this Alex Jones have? In our country if anyone made that sort of claim (the fisting one) on air, they’d be off air before they’d finished their shift. (I gotta read this “First Amendment” of yours…)

WMDKitty
July 29th, 2011 | LINK

@Black Dog — Oh, yeah. He’s a pretty boy, all right. Such a pity, too!

Donny D.
July 31st, 2011 | LINK

Maybe he was when he was younger with that beautiful long hair. His porky late youth/early middle age face doesn’t do much for me.

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