Gays Should Sue Bradlee Dean For Defamation (Video)
Michele Bachmann pal and virulent right wing pastor Bradlee Dean filed a $50 million lawsuit against MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for defamation. That’s rich.
Bradlee Dean is a right wing preacher from the Minnesota-based, rock-and-roll-inspired congregation You Can Run But You Cannot Hide, and, true to conservative form, he uses his power and influence to preach hatred against gay people.
For example, Dean, for whom Michele Bachmann prays, once claimed that Adolf Hitler was a “homosexual prostitute,” and therefore gay people are responsible for the Holocaust. Yeah, it’s totally deranged.
Dean’s comments caught MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow’s attention, and she prominently featured his quotes on her show. Apparently such exposure didn’t sit well with Dean, because he has now filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Maddow and MSNBC.
On her show, Maddow played a clip of Dean saying Muslim nations that execute gays are more moral than American Christians.
“Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America,” he said on AM 1280 the Patriot. “This just shows you they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God, but 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.”
Dean says that Maddow ignored a “very clear disclaimer” on his ministry’s site that he does not support killing homosexuals.
But after playing the clip Maddow noted that Dean “later clarified that he didn’t really mean to sanction murder of gay people, he said, quote, ‘We have never and will never call for the execution of homosexuals.”
While Dean may claim he doesn’t want to kill gay people, he still spreads lies about LGBT people, like this gem: “They [homosexuals] play the victim when they are, in fact, the predator. On average, they molest 117 people before they’re found out. How many kids have been destroyed, how many adults have been destroyed because of crimes against nature?”
Dean of course cites no sources for this specious and harmful claim, and that’s because there are no sources to cite; Dean’s remark is, in a word, a lie.
And not only is it a lie, it’s a lie disseminated specifically to inflame ire and hatred against gay people, a population Dean’s worldview qualifies as, at best, a plight on society.
If Dean wants to encourage frivolous lawsuits, I suggest gay people sue him for smearing their collective name.
Here’s video of Bachmann’s Dean segment: