Ever since exlcuding non-Christians from his prayer on the Minnesota House floor and equating Obama with Osama Bin Laden on his radio show, the leader of the rockin’ “You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International” ministries Bradlee Dean can’t even get a gig begging for pennies in a Wal-Mart parking lot. No wonder he’s decided to sue MSNBC and their lesbian political commentator Rachel Maddow for $50 million dollars. Because rock drummers have to eat too, y’know?
You see, Dean is mad that Rachel Maddow accurately recounted this comment that he once made on his Sons Of Liberty radio show:
On a May 15 radio show, the ministry’s front man, Bradlee Dean, applauded the call of some Muslims for violence against gay people. “Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America,” Dean said. “This just shows you … they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians… . They know homosexuality is an abomination.”
If you wanna hear him say it for yourself, just jump to 1:20 in the video below:
So now he’s suing Maddow and MSNBC for slander. From his official press release:
Despite the very clear disclaimer by Bradlee Dean on his ministries website [ED: posted June 3rd, more than 2 weeks after he said it) 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.
The release goes on to say that Maddow's reporting was part of "The left wing media's effort to defame Dean [in] an obvious way to try to harm Bachmann’s presidential prospects, who they fear and despise.” He then goes onto say that this lawsuit may be the first of many blah, blah, blah…
Keep in mind that Dean also said that “On average, [homosexuals] molest 117 people before they’re found out.” GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann helped fundraise for this guy. If anyone has helped harm her presidential chances, it’s Dean himself.
The end of the press release says, “Money is not the issue. ‘This case is filed as a matter of principle.’” That’s good seeing as they have absolutely no chance of winning.
God we hope people start asking Michele about this.