Here’s an amusing article at a website called Freedom Outpost about Bradlee Dean’s attempts to sue Rachel Maddow and my former employer, the American Independent News Network, for defamation after they quoted him verbatim saying that Muslim are “more moral” than Christians because they kill gay people. They have an odd definition of “latest news.”
What do you do when you are a Christian, who steps into the belly of the Beast (government schools) in order to educate America’s young people on the Constitution, their forefathers, the ones that paid the ultimate sacrifice for their freedoms, God’s law and the gospel of Jesus Christ; and liberal, homosexual attack dogs in the media come after you? Well, you do what you can and fight back. This is just what Bradlee Dean has done and is doing. In the latest news, Dean is continuing the fight against MSNBC and talk show host Rachel Maddow, in which she slandered him on national television, claiming that he was calling for the execution of homosexuals. He took it to court and months later chose to move his case to federal court, resulting in the judge overseeing the case declaring that before the case could move, Dean would have to pay MSNBC attorney’s over $24,000. He appealed, and just last month the appeals court sided with the judge in the case. Now, Dean is determining how to proceed.
The “latest news” is that he doesn’t know what he’s going to do now? That’s some crack reporting right there.
Dean believes that MSNBC came after his ministry because they saw the work of his ministry in the government schools and needed to incapacitate him. “They saw how effective we were in the schools and they sicked a jihad on us,” he said.
Did they? They “sicked” it on you, did they? Or maybe they just caught you saying something incredibly stupid and repulsive and reported it? The site then reports what Dean said that fateful day, with lots of ellipses:
“Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America. This just shows you they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do, because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination. And I continually reach out to the homosexual communities on this radio show, and I warn them, which one’s love? Here you have Obama condemning it behind the backs of the homosexuals, but to their faces he’s promoting it. Because he’s the one that said that he would never, no matter which way the winds go, Obama said he is not going to condemn or go against the Muslim nation. He’s also the guy that said we are no longer a Christian nation, we’re a Muslim nation … The homosexuals, they need to listen… I say this to my gay friends out there, the ones that continuously nitpick everything I say in their defense and for their eternal destination, Hollywood is promoting immorality and God of the Heavens in Jesus’ name is warning you to flee from the wrath to come, yet you have Muslims calling for your execution. “If America won’t enforce the laws, God will raise up a foreign enemy to do just that. That is what you are seeing in America. Read Leviticus 26.”
Dean then took the issue to court. He and his attorney appeared before Judge Joan Zeldon. MSNBC hired four powerful DC attorneys to represent them. However, seven months after filing the lawsuit, Dean’s attorney wanted to withdraw the case from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and file it in federal court.
According to a statement from Dean’s ministry, “The move to another court was a ‘tactical, strategic decision.'”
Dean’s attorney then informed Judge Zeldon that he wanted to voluntarily dismiss the case from her court since it had been filed in federal court. Zeldon ruled that she would dismiss the case without prejudice if Dean paid Maddow’s attorneys for the work they did in her court, which she assessed to be worth $24,625.23. However, Dean said he would not pay those fees because the work that attorneys did could be used in the federal court case, contrary to Zeldon’s accusations that it could not be.
The “tactical, strategic” decision to try to move the case to federal court was because Washington, DC has a very strong anti-SLAPP statute and MSNBC’s attorneys were going to hit him with a counter suit. And since there was very little chance he was going to win the case, he was probably going to end up having to pay the defendants’ legal fees anyway. So they tried to remove it to federal court instead.
Zeldon was said to have been biased in her ruling as she is said to have referred to MSNBC’s attorneys as “distinguished,” but never referencing Dean’s attorney in the same manner, according to the appellant brief filed.
Well there’s a reason for that. Dean’s attorney, Larry Klayman, is “distinguished” only by his atrocious track record of being sanctioned by judges, of having courts reprimand him for ripping off his clients, and of filing some of the most ridiculous legal complaints and briefs ever written.
While the federal court case was on hold pending the appeal process, it is still very much alive. Neither Judge Zeldon nor this appeal have determined whether or not there was actual defamation of Bradlee Dean by Rachel Maddow. As far as Judge Zeldon’s decision that Dean pay Maddow’s attorney’s a ridiculous amount of money for work that would easily transfer over into the federal court case, Dean says that he will not be paying it.
“I don’t mind paying for the lawsuit to bring Maddow and MSNBC to court, but I’m not going to pay for justice,” Dean said. “I’m not going to pay a judge because she cannot distinguish between what is right and what is wrong.”
I think that’s a brilliant decision. Not complying with court orders is a great way to land your ass in jail.