Bradlee Dean’s Ministry Gone?

The City Pages is reporting that Bradlee Dean has lost pretty much his entire organization, You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International. According to their sources, all the employees have left, including his radio partner, Jake McMillan, and their offices are now up for rent.

According to a source close to the situation, Dean’s “You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International” staffers have all walked out on him. Yes, that includes his notorious street teams and Dean’s “Sons of Liberty” radio cohost Jake McMillan, who our source says put in his two weeks notice and moved out of Minnesota. (McMillian, for some reason, sometimes went by the name Jake MacAulay.)…

The source said that in the wake of our July report about disaffected former You Can Run staffer Jake Dagel – Dagel characterized You Can Run as a “cultic sham ministry” – a group of upwards of a dozen former staffers got together and compiled testimony about how Dean had mistreated and exploited them. They subsequently brought 28 pages worth of testimony to the Minnesota Attorney General’s office and are currently working on a mediation proposal with Dean’s camp. The group of former staffers seek reimbursement of funds they say Dean owes them and a guarantee that Bradlee will never hold another leadership position with a ministry. Our source isn’t sure whether Dean could possibly face criminal charges as a result of the allegations, some of which constitute crimes.

If that’s true, it’s cause for throwing a party. Can’t wait to hear Dean’s excuse for it all and how he blames it on Satan, Barack Obama and George Soros.

21 comments on this post.
  1. robnyny:

    “Cultic sham ministry.” Does that rhyme with “religion”?

  2. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!:

    Bradlee Dean? Who?

  3. dingojack:

    Apparently You Can Run But You Cannot Hide is thinking of changing it’s name to “You Can Walk Out But You’ll Never Be Reimbursed
    Dingo

  4. barry21:

    Beyond his boring message and shitty music, Dean appears to be a stupid man. He often misuses words and speaking in Palinian nonsense non-sentences.

    What really gets me about him is his performing voice. He’s not yelling or shouting, but it’s a raised, faux peppy, try-hard, forced squawk that is childish and grating.

    Come to think of it, Eric Hovind is equally stupid and he speaks in an equally stupid voice. Peas in a pod, those two.

  5. barry21:

    Ha! Apparently, I speaking in Palianian nonsense non-sentences, too!

  6. Artor:

    Gosh, Bradlee Dean is a huge asshole to the people he works with too? Who could have guessed such a thing?

  7. Pierce R. Butler:

    … currently working on a mediation proposal with Dean’s camp.

    So BD now works out of a tent in the woods?

  8. Modusoperandi:

    barry21 “Beyond his boring message and shitty music, Dean appears to be a stupid man. He often misuses words and speaking in Palinian nonsense non-sentences.”
    Exactly. He should be doing really well.

  9. whheydt:

    I can’t think of any way the AG could enforce a “guarantee that Bradlee will never hold another leadership position with a ministry.”. That would be a state interference with religion. And even if the AG could enforce it, his writ wouldn’t run to other states.

  10. dingojack:

    Pierce R. Butler – yes, but the real question is: does the Pope shit in Bradlee Dean’s camp?*
    ; ) Dingo
    ——–
    * and are bears Catholic? And do Catholics have the right to arm bears?….& etc.

  11. Michael Heath:

    whheydt writes:

    I can’t think of any way the AG could enforce a “guarantee that Bradlee will never hold another leadership position with a ministry.”. That would be a state interference with religion. And even if the AG could enforce it, his writ wouldn’t run to other states.

    Well as idiotic as Bradlee Dean is, imagine how much more idiotic one would have to be to work for this wingnut.

  12. lofgren:

    Decent breakfast sausage, though.

  13. Reginald Selkirk:

    Bradlee Dean’s organization went under? Best evidence for God I’ve seen all week.

  14. vicvanity:

    the right wing will claim it as proof that Christians are persecuted in America

  15. tacitus:

    The group of former staffers seek reimbursement of funds they say Dean owes them and a guarantee that Bradlee will never hold another leadership position with a ministry.

    Peter Popoff, Robert Tilton, Jimmy Swaggart, Ted Haggard….

    It’s almost inevitable that Dean will hold another leadership position in a ministry at some point in the next few years. In a nation of 350 million people, about 70 million of whom are fundamentalist loons, that gravy train is simply to large for Dean to resist jumping back on.

  16. coryat:

    “If that’s true, it’s cause for throwing a party. Can’t wait to hear Dean’s excuse for it all and how he blames it on Satan, Barack Obama and George Soros.”

    You forgot Rachel Maddow.

  17. WMDKitty -- Survivor:

    HA HA!

    /Nelson

  18. dingojack:

    Note:
    ” … disaffected former You Can Run staffer Jake Dagel ,,, characterized You Can Run as a “cultic sham ministry””

    Imagine just how much of a dick you’ve got to be to force even your cult followers to walk out on you.
    I don’t see much of future for Mr Dean*.
    Dingo
    ——-
    * Perhaps he’ll get a gig with FOX ‘news’ Get fired for being himself (ie an asshole). Strike his best martyrdom pose and accuse FOX of not being ‘true believers’ enough. Before flouncing off to set-up his own Internet radio station in his basement, only to have it die the death of a dearth of subscribers.

  19. democommie:

    “Decent breakfast sausage, though.”

    Wrong name. That was Jimmy Dean (gone these last three years) who sold it to Big(not really)Food a long time ago.

    He may, however be related to the other Jimmy Deen, Paula Deen’s ex-hubby.

    This:

    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Bradlee_Dean

    is sort of a hatchet job, but then he provided the hatchet, so fuck him.

  20. Doug Little:

    So BD now works out of a tent in the woods?

    And he lives in a van down by the river.

  21. Matthew Meadows:

    Good riddance. One less radical group to worry about.

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