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.