Rap metal drummer, tracksuit-clad prayer warrior and weapons grade moron Bradlee Dean, like most wingnuts, loves to strike the martyr pose and claim, falsely, to be oppressed. But if the statements in this article are accurate, he may actually have a case against a school in Florida.
His organization told WND he had been scheduled to speak to the “American Club” at Spanish River High in Boca Raton, Fla., yesterday.
But the announcement said “on the actual day of the speaking event, and with no notice, the principal acted arbitrarily” and ordered Dean out of the building.
The organization statement from Dean spokesman Jake McAuley noted the same student club had invited other conservative speakers recently without incident, including entertainer Victoria Jackson…
According to a letter from Horatia G. Mihet of Liberty Counsel, the school must reverse its ban on Dean.
“The club must be permitted to have guest speakers Bradlee Dean and the Sons of Liberty speak, without the school censoring their message. Bradlee Dean and SOLR are on tour from Michigan, and have other stops scheduled,” the letter dated today said.
“If we do not hear from you … or if your decision is to uphold the principal’s actions in this case, we will proceed with filing a federal court action next week. At that time, we will seek a temporary restraining order against the school district to allow the American Club to host Bradlee Dean and other speakers without unconstitutional censorship by school officials … and will seek damages.”
According to the letter, the conflict developed this way:
“Yesterday, Feb. 13, was the long-scheduled day for the American Club (a student-initiated, student-led club) to host Bradlee Dean as the guest speaker at an after-school meeting of the club, while Sons of Liberty Radio broadcasted the event. This event was properly arranged with the school, which had notified students of its occurrence for three weeks on PA system announcements (and had also been advertised on Facebook). Halfway through the event yesterday, it was shut down by school officials acting at the command of the principal, who cited ‘controversial statements’ and ‘anti-homosexuality’ of the group ‘The Sons of Liberty’ as the rationale …
If all of this is accurate, the school is pretty clearly in the wrong constitutionally. This is not at all like the situation in Iowa a year ago when Dean and his cohorts was invited by the school to put on a mandatory assembly for all students. That is a clearly unconstitutional thing to do. But a student club bringing in a speaker to talk just to that club is entirely different. In those cases, the school cannot engage in viewpoint discrimination under the Equal Access Act and multiple court precedents.
Of course, this is Liberty Counsel we’re talking about and it’s being published in the Worldnutdaily, so I wouldn’t be shocked to find out that they’re leaving out some important information. If they have to file a suit over it, the truth will undoubtedly come out during discovery. But if this is all true, Dean may actually have a valid reason to claim he is being censored unconstitutionally.
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