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Bradlee Dean, Lying Preacher

Not only has Dean used his WorldNetDaily column to peddle falsehoods, smears and crazy conspiracies, WND is working to cover up his most controversial statements.

By Terry Krepel
Posted 2/14/2013

How often does Bradlee Dean have to run to the confessional to ask forgiveness from the God he purports to be preaching on behalf of? A lot, we're guessing, given all the hatred and bile in his heart.

Dean uses his weekly WorldNetDaily column to peddle falsehoods and smears about his political enemies, mostly President Obama and homosexuals. On top of that, WND -- which, in addition to publishing Dean's column shares with Dean a lawyer of questionable competence in Larry Klayman -- has been running protection for him, keeping his readers from learning about some of his more extreme and egregious behavior.

Lies, lies, lies

In his Oct. 4 WorldNetDaily column, headlined "When a president assaults our military," Dean assaulted the president by spewing the following chunk of Obama derangement:

Since Obama took his oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, he has not only battered the Constitution, but has assaulted America’s armed forces who love America and her laws so much that they lay down their lives to defend her freedoms.

How does Obama repay them? He cuts their funding, does nothing when hundreds of thousands of our veterans are still awaiting medical benefits, ignores the wishes of the military branches who desired to keep Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in place, sues states such as Ohio to block military votes, complains about taking pictures with our soldiers and calls the killing of four Americans in Libya (two of them former Navy SEALs) a “bump in the road.”

Let's count the lies Dean has told in that excerpt:

  • Obama has not cut the Pentagon budget in any meaningful way.
  • Polls show that most U.S. troops and their families don't care whether gays are allowed to serve openly.
  • Efforts by the Obama campaign to expand early voting in Ohio had no effect whatsoever on military voting.
  • Obama did not say that the deaths of Americans in Libya were a "bump in the road."

That's four lies in a single paragraph. That's not an accident -- that's deliberate mendacity. That calls for more than forgiveness from God -- it calls for a printed correction and sincere apology on the pages of WND. We can't imagine that his God would tell him to tell easily debunked lies in public -- such a God would not deserve worship (Unless God was telling Dean to do so in order to humble him, in which case that would be totally cool).

Bradlee Dean

Does Dean have the moral character to admit and correct his errors? It appears not -- after all, he has as his attorney Larry Klayman, a failed lawyer who has effectively admitted in court to "inappropriate behavior" with his children.

After spreading such malicious lies, what did Dean do in his follow-up column? Rant about the purported lies told by one of his political enemies. Dean was upset that the "homosexual activist group" Southern Poverty Law Center "has attempted to infiltrate the public school system with its newly designed entry-level 'diversity' program called 'Mix It Up at Lunch Day.'" What is the supposed lie that Dean found so offensive?

The SPLC listed schools on its website that were “participants” of “Mix It Up.” However, the SPLC was reprimanded and exposed by administrators of public schools because it falsely listed its schools as participants without authorization or permission. How did the school systems respond? Get us off your list immediately!

Actually, what happened is that the anti-gay American Family Association had targeted its gay-bashing rhetoric at schools that were on the SPLC's list, prompting the schools to ask the SPLC to be removed from its list to avoid the AFA's hateful rhetoric. In other words, Dean is telling another lie.

While ranting against President Obama's alleged promotion of "abortion and radical Islam, both of which are destructive to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," Dean declared in his Oct. 25 WorldNetDaily column that "Decades of medical evidence have revealed that abortion carries significant psychological risks; including increased risks of depression, anxiety and suicide."

In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, "the prevalence of mental health problems observed among women in the United States who had a single, legal, first-trimester abortion for non- therapeutic reasons was consistent with normative rates of comparable mental health problems in the general population of women in the United States." While "some women do experience sadness, grief, and feelings of loss following termination of a pregnancy, and some experience clinically significant disorders, including depression and anxiety," the APA concluded that there is "no evidence sufficient to support the claim that an observed association between abortion history and mental health was caused by the abortion per se, as opposed to other factors."

Dean then wrote another lie-filled paragraph, as he's prone to do:

Obama and his criminal syndicates have advocated for the murder of children in the womb 241 times since he took office. This “grown-up fetus” even went so far as to block the protection of a child born alive during an abortion to be sure the child is snuffed out. He has declared a “war on women” by attempting to force all Americans to fund Planned Parenthood. Obama also wants to force the church in America to supply birth control for women as well, because he wants to promote the church’s doctrine of a moral, healthy lifestyle for women … right?

Dean provides no evidence for his "241 times" claim; it appears to be some sort of internet meme promoted by anti-abortion website LifeNews, whose list really desperately stretches things to inflate numbers. For instance, the appointment of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state is on this list, as is funding for Planned Parenthood even though no federal money pays for abortion beyond Hyde Amendment restrictions.

Dean's claim that Obama tried to "block the protection of a child born alive during an abortion to be sure the child is snuffed out" is false, and he falsely implies Obama did this while president. In fact, Obama took those purported actions as an Illinois state legislator, when Illinois already had a law requiring medical care for a viable fetus that survived an abortion. What Dean is referring to are efforts in 2001, 2002, and 2003 to expand that law with a "born alive" clause requiring that any fetus that survived an abortion, even ones that could not survive outside the womb, receive medical care. Obama has said he opposed those bills because the law would likely have been struck down in the courts for giving legal status to fetuses, a requirement that a second doctor be present at abortions, and their lack of a "neutrality clause" to make sure the bill would not affect current abortion laws.

Dean's claim that "Obama also wants to force the church in America to supply birth control for women" is also false. Churches are exempt from the mandate to cover birth control under the health care reform law, though religious-affiliated organizations are not. And even then, religious organizations who object to that mandate may have their insurance companies pay for the contraceptive coverage.

Dean also claimed: "Barack Hussein Obama gave $1.5 billion to Muslim-led Egypt in foreign aid, shortly after the Muslim Brotherhood declared war on the United States. The Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated to the governmental implementation of Shariah law, which wages the worst war on women known to the world."

But PolitiFact found that claim to be misleading: "In fact, the aid package was for the nation of Egypt, not the Brotherhood. The Brotherhood may control the largest bloc of seats in parliament, but it's not even a majority. Not only that, the country itself continues, for now at least, to be controlled by the military. And more than 80 percent of the aid package is military aid."

Conspiracy theories

Dean used his Nov. 1 column to go Godwin, likening President Obama to Nazis:

Oftentimes when we see the headlines regarding Obama’s ever-growing list of abuses against the American people, we seem to be under the delusion that this is something that only happened in foreign countries in the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s.

When we look back at the atrocities committed by Hitler, Mao Zedong, Stalin and Mussolini, we say, “That will never happen here.” We turn a blind eye and choose not to see the parallel between then and what is happening here through the “foreign to America’s Constitution” leader in the White House the American people tolerate.


Hitler said, “Give me the youth, and Germany will rule the world.” Hitler took control of the education system to indoctrinate the youth with his Nazi propaganda. He also established “Hitler Youth,” mainly comprised of church youth groups.

As if Obama’s “Youth Brigade” wasn’t bad enough last election season, now a pro-Obama ad song has been released by advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners titled, “Future Children Project, Re-electing President Obama.”

Dean moved past malicious lying and straight into full-blown derangement in his Dec. 20 column, in which he argued that the Newtown school massacre was a setup by Obama to aid the passage of a gun treaty at the United Nations:

Shortly after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where Adam Lanza killed 26 people, Barack Obama, the “Architect of this new America,” put himself in front of the cameras to address the massacre and read a scripted plea, attempting to cry over “our children.” He then promised “meaningful action.”

According to Obama’s record, “meaningful action” has been to vote over 241 times in favor of murdering 3,700 of “our children” in the womb per day, going so far as to make sure babies are “snuffed” out if they happen to be born alive.

“Meaningful action” to Obama is gunrunning high-powered assault rifles to Mexican drug lords, leading to the deaths of 300 Mexicans, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and now a Mexican beauty queen. This was in an obvious attempt to pass gun-control legislation, only to blame the American people.

The Sandy Hook shooting occurred just days after Sen. Rand Paul sent out an alert that the U.N. was set to pass the final version of the Small Arms Treaty, supported by Obama the day after election.

Part of the treaty bans the trade, sale and ownership of all semi-automatic weapons ... like the one Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and 6 adults.

The “Batman shooting” in Aurora, Colo., also happened to coincide with the same time as negotiations of the U.N. Small Arms Treaty.

The timing is impeccable.

As we reflect upon massacres such as Sandy Hook, Aurora, the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, Tuscon, Ariz., and Columbine, we cannot help but see the similarities: conflicting news reports on what happened, who did the killing and the number of shooters. Eyewitnesses in all of these massacres said there were more shooters than the media maintain, indicating the shootings were coordinated and planned. (See linked reports above.)

Those "linked reports" go to fringe websites like those of Alex Jones.

Dean then went Godwin again:

Adolf Hitler was responsible for attacking his own Reichstag to start a world war. Hitler was also responsible for sending his brownshirts to incite the people so he could play the role of solving their problems. No one believed Hitler was guilty of these crimes until after the fact.

Dean also included a video suggesting that the Oklahoma City bombing and the Columbine shooting were similarly staged.

WND protects Dean

In writing about Dean's lawsuit against MSNBC's Rachel Maddow for allegedly defaming him by suggesting that he supports the execution of homosexuals, WND has consistently protected Dean while also failing to do the ethical thing and disclose that Dean's lawyer, Larry Klayman, has also represented WND.

Bob Unruh made the following claim in an August 2011 article on the lawsuit:

The action seeks $50 million damages.

Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and now of Freedom Watch, said money is not the issue.

"This case is filed as a matter of principle," he said. "We need more Bradlee Deans in the world and hateful left wing television commentators must be made to respect not only his mission but the law."

That is absurd on its face. If money wasn't the issue, why is Klayman trying to get $50 million out of Maddow? And if respect really was part of Klayman's mission, Unruh's article wouldn't be accompanied by a picture of Maddow as she is supposedly being served with the lawsuit, with a look teased on the WND front page as "sourpuss." Apparently trying to humiliate the defendant is part of Klayman's "principles."

Unruh does his own lying in the article as well. In the midst of fluffing Dean, he writes:

Dean also is drummer for Junkyard Prophet, which has sold over 40,000 albums in the Minneapolis area alone. Bradlee is endorsed by world-class companies such as Sonor, Buttkickers, Beatnik (including his own signature drum pad), Hornet Drumsticks (including his own signature sticks) and Soultone Cymbals.

Music instrument makers rarely endorse musicians, and certainly not a lower-tier musician like Dean. Rather, companies allow musicians to endorse their products, and that is the case here. From the Sonor page on Dean:

I’m honored to endorse gear by Sonor, Buttkicker, Hornet drumsticks, Beatnik, Soultone, and Gibraltar—companies that have entrusted me to faithfully and successfully endorse their products.

They're not endorsing him -- he's endorsing them.

Unruh used a July 10 WND article to obfuscate the facts again, leading with Dean and Klayman "asking that the judge in the case be removed because of her biased comments." It's not until after he rehashes the case in a biased manner favorable to Dean -- specifically, the 20th paragraph -- that Unruh gets around to reporting the big news in Dean's lawsuit: that the judge in question had ordered Dean to pay around $24,000 in legal fees to Maddow before she would permit Klayman's request to move the case from District of Columbia court to federal court in order to get around Maddow citing the District's anti-SLAPP laws in her defense.

Unruh uncritically repeated Dean and Klayman's claim that Maddow's "defense work would be equally applicable in the new filing in federal court," without explaining how a federal court can address legal fees for another lawsuit filed and withdrawn in a different jurisdiction. Also, given that Dean and Klayman are admitting they're moving their lawsuit to federal court specifically to avoid the District's anti-SLAPP laws, Maddow's defense work could not directly be used since a different set of laws would apply.

Unruh also uncritically -- and selectively -- repeated Dean's complaints about the judge's alleged "biased comments," which included the laughable complaint that the judge "stated in her order that defendants lawyers are ‘distinguished,’" while not applying that description on Klayman. Unruh appears not to have considered the concept that Klayman's legal work, especially of late, is not "distinguished" at all -- or, more to the point, it's distinguished only by its record of failure.

A Nov. 14 article by Unruh did pretty much the same thing -- recount the case in a Dean-friendly way and permit Dean and Klayman to spout off at length about the dismissal and to bash the judge for dismissing it. Not only does Unruh make no apparent effort to balance his story by contacting Maddow's legal team for a response, he copies-and-pastes claims from Dean's website the false claim that he "is endorsed" by various musical instrument makers.

WND has also whitewashed Dean's more controversial statements. In a July 11 WND article, Unruh let Dean swat away controversy over a school presentation Dean led in Iowa:

He said complaints, like that from a mother who said, “They told these kids that anyone who was gay was going to die at the age of 42,” were based on distortions.

In fact, Jake MacAulay, a spokesman for the band, had said that the average age of death of a homosexual male is 42 years.

Even if Dean actually said that it's still wrong. The statistic is based on a discredited claim from anti-gay "researcher" Paul Cameron.

WND let Dean and his acolytes mislead again in an Aug. 18 article claiming that Dean's notorious prayer last year in the Minnesota legislature is "still making waves." The unbylined article quoted MacAulay claiming that the reason Dean's prayer caused a stir is because he mentioned praying in Jesus' name.

In fact, as was reported at the time, the controversy was over Dean's insult to President Obama's faith. Dean claimed that his prayer was about "the head of the denomination and his name is Jesus. As every President up until 2008 has acknowledged."

More Dean craziness

Dean has a long record of spewing hate and insanity in his column, much of it targeted at President Obama. Here are a few examples:

Three thousand seven hundred babies a day are aborted in America. Since President Obama’s time in office, over 4 million babies have been slaughtered in the womb.

Americans are outraged by Hitler’s holocaust that killed 6 million Jews, Polish and other innocent civilians, yet the past eight presidents are responsible for 55 million babies who have been killed on American soil (Proverbs 6:17).

It doesn’t stop there. The DNC, at its convention this week, is attempting to mandate through totalitarian means taxpayer-funded abortion. In essence, the American people will become forced accomplices to murder.

And the establishment minions have the audacity to say that Obama is just a “bad president”?

Where is the outrage, America? Is this not personal?

Day by day, we hear of another American soldier killed in Afghanistan. Bob Woodward, in his book “The Final Days,” quoted Henry Kissinger’s shameful statement, “Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.” Kissinger is the man who sits next to Obama while telling us that he is pushing for a New World Order. Our soldiers died fighting against the ideology America is tolerating through the Obama administration.

-- Sept. 6

To further explore the transparency of another deceiver, let’s go into the evil mind of a communist dictator who meant to destroy America:

“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

No, this is not Obama’s statement; this is Obama’s predecessor, Josef Stalin.

-- Sept. 13

Oftentimes when we see the headlines regarding Obama’s ever-growing list of abuses against the American people, we seem to be under the delusion that this is something that only happened in foreign countries in the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s.

When we look back at the atrocities committed by Hitler, Mao Zedong, Stalin and Mussolini, we say, “That will never happen here.” We turn a blind eye and choose not to see the parallel between then and what is happening here through the “foreign to America’s Constitution” leader in the White House the American people tolerate.


Yes, America, Obama’s criminal administration is alarmingly living out the dangerous doctrines of past dictators who destroyed millions of their own people. The sad part of all this is that in America, 86 percent of those who send their children to public schools are professed Christians, conservatives and patriots.

-- Nov. 1

Barack Hussein Obama, whom Time magazine has labeled the “Architect of a New America,” has been known as America’s most biblically hostile president. He has placed himself above We the People time and time again, as if to say we derive our rights from Obama instead of God.

Obama has personally attacked biblical values, the bedrock of our republic, over 50 times since he took office.

Day by day, Obama’s tyrannical measures are beginning to take shape. And what should America expect from one who is at war with God?

-- Dec. 27

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Doesn't the Bible warn about deceivers like Dean? And how does Dean square his record of filth and lies with the God he purports to be preaching on behalf of?

To borrow the name of Dean's ministry, he can run but he cannot hide.

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