We have another flaming authoritarian cretin of inexplicable popularity here in Minnesota: Bradlee Dean. He runs an outfit called "You Can Run But You Cannot Hide Ministries", which trundles about the region bringing the word of god and Bradlee Dean to kids.
He actually gets into the schools, despite the fact that he's a hateful sectarian weirdo. The scam they run is to claim that they'll entertain kids with a rock concert and bring an anti-drug, anti-sex message…neatly omitting any mention of evangelical proselytizing.
You might be wondering what "controversial issues" that aren't for the "faint of heart" he might be talking about. He also has a radio program, so we know what the subject most dear to him is.
He wants to kill gays.
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.
This kook is so far out and so hateful that even Exodus International, the gay conversion ministry, has distanced itself from him. That takes some doing.
Who hasn't dumped him is just as telling: Michele Bachmann loves Bradlee and prays for him, and EdWatch praises him. EdWatch, by the way, is our local right wing group that would dearly love to get control of the Minnesota board of education…and if they should ever succeed, Minnesota would make Texas look like a beacon of the enlightenment.