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Anti-Gay Preacher Bradlee Dean’s Lawyer Demands Florida School Allow Him To Speak To Kids

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Bradlee Dean apparently has a new lawyer, the Liberty Counsel, and they’re demanding a Florida high school allow Dean and his anti-gay hate group be allowed to speak to a student club. Dean, and his “youth ministry group,” You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International — which has been deemed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center — were invited by a conservative student group to speak but asked to leave by the school principal during their presentation.

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“Principal William Latson said the American Club’s faculty sponsor failed to get prior permission from school administrators, which is required under school district policy. So he instructed Dean to leave. Latson said the sponsor realized the error and has resigned from the club,” Scott Travis at the Sun Sentinel reports:

But in the eyes of a conservative legal group, Latson has engaged in “unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination,” banning the speaker because of his conservative Christian views on homosexuality. The Orlando-based Liberty Council sent a complaint to Superintendent Wayne Gent.

“We see serious constitutional problems with the principal censoring religious and political expression simply because they are deemed ‘offensive’, especially when there are no specific, articulable facts to support such an assertion,” said Horatio G. Mihet, a lawyer for the Liberty Counsel.

District spokesman Nat Harrington said Latson followed proper procedures. Latson said he didn’t discriminate based on Dean’s views, because he didn’t know what they were.

“I didn’t know who Bradlee Dean was. I was just told we had a speaker, and we hadn’t approved it. I told him he couldn’t speak because it hadn’t been approved.”

Latson said speakers need to be vetted to ensure their message will be appropriate for a high school audience and whether parental permission slips may be needed.

Mat Staver, founder of the Liberty Counsel, said he understands not all speakers may be appropriate, but the principal should be clear and follow the law in the criteria used.

“He can’t just have an unfettered capability of agreeing or disagreeing with them and making a determination on that basis,” he said.

Latson said people of differing viewpoints, including ones from both major political parties, are invited. And the Liberty Counsel acknowledges some conservative speakers have spoken on campus without incident, including Victoria Jackson, a former Saturday Night Live star who aligns with the tea party.

Last year, Dean and his group sparked outrage among students and parents after speaking to junior and senior high school students in Iowa. The children were shown pictures of aborted fetuses and told “the average age of death of a homosexual man is 42 years old.”

READ: Iowa School Hires Hate Group To Preach Against Abortion And Gay Marriage

Reporting on last year’s event, the LaCrosse Tribune noted:

During the breakout session, the young men learned the group’s thoughts on the U.S. Constitution and what one Prophet referred to as its “10 commandments.” The leader also showed images of musicians who died because of drug overdoses, including Elvis Presley.

Members of the group blasted other performers, like Toby Keith, for their improper influence.

The girls, meanwhile, were told to save themselves for their husbands and assume a submissive role in the household. According to witnesses, the leader in that effort also forced the young ladies to chant a manta of sorts about remaining pure.

Here is a video, presumably created by Bradlee Dean or his group, and posted to Dean’s “Sons of Liberty” YouTube page. In the video’s description it asks for donations:

“‘Unite with the team that is restoring America back to its Biblical foundation and proclaiming liberty throughout the land! Join our team, check out more information, and donate here…'”

https://youtube.com/watch?v=rhElcMnxrAc%3Flist%3DUU4JVsGzaoblCo1t1-lgrGcA

It’s important to note the casual integration in the video, referencing Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District should be examined in relation to the full decision and subsequent legal decisions.

Ltr – To Palm Beach County Schools by

http://www.scribd.com/embeds/125525235/content?start_page=1&view_mode=scroll

Hat tip: Talking Points Memo

 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Continues Wild AOC Obsession With Crazed Conspiracy Theory: You ‘Participated in Civil War’

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U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), the most prominent lawmaker named in the bombshell Rolling Stone article, unleashed a wild a conspiracy theory-fueled attack against Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday.

Her tweetstorm, 12 posts long (although she did label one #6 twice) included the demand, usually made by right wing Twitter trolls, to “debate me,” along with false claims AOC is “tear[ing] our country apart because you are a communist,” and “participated in [a] civil war.”

Greene started by retweeting Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet calling for any “member of Congress who helped plot a terrorist attack on our nation’s capitol” to be “expelled.”

Rep. Greene complains “ALL of the thousands of Antifa/BLM foot soldiers of the Democrat Communist Party that attacked innocent Americans, looted & burned private businesses, & more crimes have not been properly charged yet & many were let off.”

She claims AOC and other Democratic lawmakers engaged in a “civil war that was waged in the streets of America during the communist revolution of 2020,” which is a flat-out lie.

Greene also falsely calls U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) a “terrorist sympathizer,” and claims the BLM protests caused over $1 trillion in damage, which is wildly false.

In her provably false screed Greene uses variations of the word “communist” five times, “Socialist” and “Fascist” once each, “civil war” and “vaccine” three times, “Democrat” seven times, “America” or “American” nine times.

 

 

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‘Folks Knew Crimes Were About to Be Committed’: Dem Lawmakers Furious Over Republicans’ Involvement in Jan. 6

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Americans are expressing outrage after a bombshell Rolling Stone report that claims several GOP Members of Congress and their staffs were involved in planning and organizing Donald Trump’s January 6 rally that led to the violent and deadly insurrection, along with “Trump’s efforts to overturn his election loss.”

Some of those who are among the most outraged are Democratic Members of Congress, who were in the Capitol on January 6 and feared for their lives. Learning that some of their GOP colleagues were involved in the planning of the rally that precipitated the insurrection has been “triggering,” as one House Democrat revealed, adding that it makes her “blood boil.”

The Rolling Stone article cites two “planners of the pro-Trump rallies that took place in Washington, D.C.,” who allege Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) were deeply involved, along with these members of Congress or their aides: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

Legal experts have called for those members of Congress and staffers to be expelled if the allegations are true, while one has urged people to “chill,” and let the DOJ do what it needs to.

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But the outrage is palpable.

U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) calls the Rolling Stone article “highly disturbing.”

“No one should be above the law,” he says, “including Members of Congress and former White House Staff. And if pardons were indeed discussed in advance, why would that be? Because folks knew crimes were about to be committed.”

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) says she is “joining the calls for those who helped plan the deadly January 6th insurrection to be immediately expelled.”

“Every Member of Congress that helped to plan the attempted coup of our government shouldn’t be allowed to serve in Congress.”

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, the first Asian-American elected to Congress from New York, says she has “angry tears right now,” citing the Rolling Stone report.

“During 1/6, I, like many, texted loved ones goodbye. Countless people have asked if I’ve been ok since & I’ve always answered truthfully that i was fine. But this article was triggering. How could colleagues be traitors? This makes my blood boil.”

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U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) says the Rolling Stone report is “Further reinforcement of why the work of the” House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack “is so important. If any current members of Congress worked with the insurrectionists who threatened the very government they are a part of, they should be removed from office.”

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) says reports like the Rolling Stone article “underscore why the work of the Jan. 6th Committee is so important. We must follow all the facts, no matter where they lead.”

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Don Jr. Suggests Trump’s New Social Media Site Was Created to Help Republicans Win Elections

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Donald Trump, Jr. is appearing to suggest his father’s new social media platform, Truth Social, was created to help Republicans win elections.

Appearing on far right host Sebastian Gorka’s Newsmax show that aired Sunday, Trump Jr. was asked in a segment about the new social media site what his “specific message” is “to those who had just kind of given up on the idea of America and free and fair elections.”

Trump Jr. did not hesitate.

“Let’s stay in the game,” he replied, after discussing Truth Social for several minutes and urging viewers to join. “I mean, you know, these are all steps that we’re taking to make sure that we can level that playing field, the playing field has been so biased for so long, right?” he claimed.

“We’ve been playing T ball while the other side has been playing hardball and doing whatever it takes,” Trump Jr. said, despite some Republicans working to overturn the free and fair 2020 presidential election.

“You know, Donald Trump opened the door for conservatives to start pushing back, to play the game the way the other side has done it. We need to keep doing that, we need to stay in this game. They would love for us just to tuck tail to run to turn the other cheek to be dejected, to take our ball and go home. We can’t allow that to happen, we have to stay in the game we have to stay involved we have to be vocal and we have to be unafraid.”

And even though Facebook was formed in 2004, Twitter in 2006, Microsoft in 1980, and Apple in 1976,  he also seemed to suggest that “Big Tech” or social media platforms have been working against Republicans for 50 years.

“And if we do that and you look at what’s going on right now with the insanity of this administration and all of the leftist agenda, you realize, Americans are waking up. It’s about time, but they’re finally doing it and we’re actually able to put up a front against a huge, huge platform that has been working against us, for half a century.”

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