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Preacher Bradlee Dean, claiming defamation, to sue Rachel Maddow

City Pages reports today that preacher Bradlee Dean will sue Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and other unnamed media outlets for defamation.
Dean, whose real name is Bradley Dean Smith, says the media “defamed him by tweaking comments made on his radio show

City Pages reports today that preacher Bradlee Dean will sue Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and other unnamed media outlets for defamation.

Dean, whose real name is Bradley Dean Smith, says the media “defamed him by tweaking comments made on his radio show about Christians taking a lax stance toward homosexuals,” the story says.

The comments in question come from his May 15 radio show, according to City Pages:

“Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America … and this just shows you they themselves are upholding the law that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian god, but they seem to be more moral than the American Christians do because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination …”

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Dean told City Pages last month about some of his thoughts on the media:

“It’s hurtful crap people say,” Smith said of the media. “And they say, well, you’re a public person. But then you think about Jesus Christ up on the cross being crucified, and what was he crucified for? He was crucified for their sins. That’s a hard lesson to learn, man.”