WND Tries to Defend Bradlee Dean


In the wake of controversy over Bradlee Dean’s appalling assembly at an Iowa school, the Worldnutdaily — which publishes Dean’s columns — is trying to defend his appearance, but only ends up proving the accusations against him to be true.

But Dean says the controversy was created when the media started reporting on the visit. He contends that he and his band performed, presented their message, visited with students and then left, without hearing any concerns.

Dean believes there’s an agenda at work in the attacks on the band’s presentation, pointing to a report in the LaCross newspaper in which a mother stated: “They told these kids that anyone who was gay was going to die at the age of 42.”

Dean said the mother’s complaint was a distortion of a statement by Jake MacAulay, a spokesman for the band, who told the assembled school that the average age of death for a homosexual male is 42 years.

So where’s the distortion, exactly? Okay, so they were talking about the average age of death and not saying that every gay person will die at that age, but that’s still A) a lie (the “study” it’s based on has been debunked again and again); and B) an entirely inappropriate thing to allow to be said at a school assembly. If you want to repeat tired old lies, at least do it in church where it will share the company of so many other tired old lies and where people attend voluntarily; keep them out of the schools.

Here’s video of what they said about homosexuality during the assembly:

And here’s the part about abortion:

It’s basically a sermon. It belongs in church, not in school.

Comments

  1. says

    If the reports from the students are to be believed, they didn’t hear any complaints at the time because they didn’t allow anyone else to talk. And they shouted down and/or ridiculed any who tried.

    Great defense, the ol’, “I have yet to listen to any complaints.”

  2. zmidponk says

    In the top video, I do have to laugh when he tries to make a point about some Lady Gaga lyrics being constantly ‘pushed’ on folk, where he goes ‘how many of you guys believe the media in here’, and not a single person (at least within the view of the camera) holds up their hand. That kinda totally destroys the idea that this ‘pushing’ is what makes homosexuality more accepted in modern times.

    Just after that, he goes on to say how it’s terrible that she is equating being gay with being black, because your skin colour isn’t a choice, whereas being gay obviously is. OK, numbnuts, when, precisely, did you choose to be heterosexual then?

  3. ema says

    I’m surprised the school allowed him to put up path specimens (did they check if he has the proper releases?), lie about them, and slander Ob/Gyns with impunity. In what way was this indoctrination session educational?

  4. Who Knows? says

    Okay, so they were talking about the average age of death and not saying that every gay person will die at that age

    In the context of what was being said by the speaker there is no emphasis on the idea of “average.” The statement is immediatly followed by –

    “His actions literally kill him and he lives about half his life out.”

    Clearly the speaker is trying to give the impression gay men’s actions kill them when they have only lived half their lives.

    Then of course he starts to bemoan the fact that we no longer consider homosexuality a mental illness… they just cannot accept that gays should be treated well.

  5. says

    OK, numbnuts, when, precisely, did you choose to be heterosexual then?

    While I applaud the general sentiment, arguing whether it was a choice or not is irrelevant.

    Something being a choice or inherent has no standing.

    Being born black is not a choice. Being a christian is a choice. Neither of these things should be discriminated against.

  6. Aquaria says

    Dean believes there’s an agenda at work in the attacks on the band’s presentation

    Sure there’s an agenda. It’s the agenda to keep bigoted scumbags like you from being able to tell bigoted lies to children in our public schools.

    Deal with it, asshole.

  7. pacal says

    If median life expectancy of Gay men is 42 then how the hell did I rteach 53?. How did my life partner reach 66? In fact how are practically all the4 Gay guys I knew in the thirties still alive?

    If I remember correctly this “fact” come froms “Dr” Paul Cameron, noted pathological liar and homophobe, who relied on a skewed samples of obituaries in Gay publications. I further note that Paul Cameron found that the median age of death for Gay men dying of Aids was actually a bit higher than those who didn’t die of Aids. Which only goes to show you how utterly absurd and stupid this so called “study” was and is.

  8. pacal says

    Sorry I meant to say ” In fact how are practically all the Gay guys I knew in my thirties still alive?”

  9. warrenherrick says

    Of course, you liberals NEVER distort anything. The 1st Amendment was intended to keep the state out of the church, not to keep the church out of the schools.

  10. Chiroptera says

    warrenherrick, #12: The 1st Amendment was intended to keep the state out of the church, not to keep the church out of the schools.

    True only in so far as there weren’t publically funded and state run schools when the 1st Amendment was drafted, nor was the 14th Amendment yet in place that applied the 1st Amendment to the states. So your comment is pretty much a distortion itself.

    Also, I note you use the past tense: “intended.” This is 2012, not 1790. The writers of the 1st Amendment have been dead for almost 200 years. It’s pretty much up to us to decide how we are going to be governed, and if we decide that the 1st Amendment keeps the Church out of the State agencies, as well as the rules by which we decide how to interpret the Constitution.

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