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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 05:42 PM

Bradlee Dean's group Trolling at WalMart

"Reverend" Bradlee Dean's organization "You Can Run, But You Can't Hide" had a table set up outside my local WalMart today, handing out info, asking for donations, and selling CD's. Their focus is teenagers.

I went to the Customer Service counter and asked to see the manager or the appropriate person regarding the group set up at the entrance. I told that person I was concerned about the group ""You Can Run But You Can't Hide" that was set up at the door. She said they were not supposed to be there. I told her I was glad to hear that, and asked if she knew anything about Bradlee Dean and his organization - she did not. I told her if I had teens who had been preached to by this group, came home with information, or gave them money, I would be very upset. There are likely other customers who are offended and not saying anything. She thanked me for lettingher know.

When I was driving out of the lot the woman at the table was packing up and shutting down.

If you see the group "You Can Run, But You Can't Hide" set up outside any business, complain! Chances are they are there without permission. If they have permission, it may not last long once it's known customers object.

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Reply Bradlee Dean's group Trolling at WalMart (Original post)
spedtr90 Jan 2013 OP
riverbendviewgal Jan 2013 #1
freshwest Jan 2013 #2
DonViejo Jan 2013 #3
freshwest Jan 2013 #5
Bjorn Against Jan 2013 #4
freshwest Jan 2013 #6
Bjorn Against Jan 2013 #7
freshwest Jan 2013 #9
watch the sky Jan 2013 #8
spedtr90 Jan 2013 #10
vandjack Jan 2013 #11

Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 05:49 PM

1. they are gay haters

The ministry has received testimonials from school officials and students "that praise the positive impact the assemblies had by stressing the importance of good choices and using a band to grab attention", but has also drawn controversy for using assemblies for religious purposes, misleading school administrators about the nature of the program, and proselytizing its views on abortion and homosexuality. The Southern Poverty Law Center designated the organization as an anti-gay hate group in March 2012.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Can_Run_But_You_Cannot_Hide_International

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:07 PM

2. Had to google to find out who you were talking about:



http://www.alan.com/2011/07/09/is-bradlee-dean-michele-bachmanns-rev-wright/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/05/20/bradlee-deans-obama-slur-on-minnesota-house-floor-sparks-uproar.html

Quite a piece of work, Reverend Dean. Love the hair and the helmet (or is that a hat?) but otherwise, he needs to take a chill pill and STHU.


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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:14 PM

3. That's not an up to date pic...

of Dean.

I don't know how to embed a pic on DU but, here's a link to one of him taken when he appeared in the Minn House Chamber.

http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe=off&sa=X&tbo=d&biw=1157&bih=696&tbm=isch&tbnid=CjBHbb0ic1iCJM:&imgrefurl=http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/07/29/anti-gay-heavy-metal-preacher-suing-rachel-maddow-for-fifty-million-dollars/&docid=sSbchMY-tdAfTM&imgurl=&w=308&h=219&ei=2mIEUfnMEJCE9gSJhoCQCQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=4&vpy=353&dur=3360&hovh=175&hovw=246&tx=139&ty=198&sig=109183456587784553495&page=1&tbnh=140&tbnw=217&start=0&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:0,i:124

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:27 PM

5. Your link first took me to this one:



Here is a version of the one you found:




Few years gone by. And as they say, the brain always goes first...

Sad to think how many kids are being suckered in by this. Don't you just love the media for promoting this dreckt?



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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:14 PM

4. Not only are they a hate group, but they make really crappy music as well

This is a video of Bradlee Dean's band, this is the kind of music Michele Bachmann thinks should be playing at school assemblies. I know parents get subjected to enough bad music from their children, but I am guessing that even the parents of Bieber fans would be terrified of the thought of their kids being exposed to this shit.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:43 PM

6. I believe there was a story of a Colorado school where the kids were subjected to this group.

The girls were upset as they said that all the girls who were no longer virgins were sluts and going to hell. And this was at a PUBLIC school. That and the guy's earlier picture reminds me of this:



Uh, are we there yet?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:48 PM

7. They have been in several Minnesota schools

I don't think they get invited to schools too much anymore because they have created too much controversy and the principles of the schools that have invited them got lots of bad press and had to deal with lots of angry parents. They used to be in the schools regularly before they pushed their luck too far.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:46 PM

9. I'll bet they're playing in some megachurches, though.

Damn, it's getting ultra nasty everywhere.

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:59 PM

8. this asshat

I hadn't heard much from this Dean group lately, but I guess they're still around pestering anyone they can. Who wants to be bothered like this at a store?

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Response to spedtr90 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:48 AM

10. UPDATE: banned from Walmarts since 2011

They have been banned from setting up at Walmarts after using fake names to get permission to set up in Iowa and Minnesota. They claim to be about suicide prevention, or anti-dbullying (really?), and then set up to sell Dean's "My War" CD and raise money for him.

At this store they did get permission just before I got there. But as soon as I said their name the manager responded and they were booted; so maybe a fake name again. Wonder if they'll try to play this for some attention? Free (hate) speech!

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Response to spedtr90 (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:50 PM

11. Reporter

Hey, you may have read the story I wrote. I'm trying to track some stuff on it. Send me an email at josh_moniz@hotmail.com and let know where and when you saw your incident. Thanks!

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