The self-proclaimed preacher was apparently protesting against homosexuality and short clothes.
TW: This story discusses rape that may be disturbing to readers.
A street preacher named Dean Paxton, who likes referring to himself as "Brother Dean", posted himself outside an educational institution with two other pals of his, simply because they were angry about the way the women on campus dressed. As a means of protest, the preacher held a sign that read, "You Deserve Rape."
He also used derogatory words such as fa**ots" and ridiculed homosexuals while talking about the "wrath of God." According to the Independent, he was holding his vile signs outside Apollo High School in Glendale, Arizona, and shouting at the students using a speaker.
He called for students to “change your evil ways” and stop “worshipping Satan”.
Brother Dean Saxton allegedly assaulted a woman by kicking her directly in the chest at the #UniversityofArizonahttps://t.co/ndSU1HO55A pic.twitter.com/8COwQMJxNZ— Matador News (@matadornews) September 23, 2016
“You’re bad. You’re wicked. You’re evil,” Saxton called out, wearing sunglasses under the shade of a tree. He then went on a rant against “dirty Muslims”, Facebook, pop and rock n’ roll music, gay people, and pornography. “The Bible says it’s not okay to be gay,” he said. “You need to repent of your sins. You need to stop doing naughty, nasty things, Apollo High School. You need to stop looking up naughty, nasty things on the Internet.”
Students shouted back at him to “go home” and he responded: “I haven’t even started yet."
As he kept continuing, a 19-year-old student approached him, allegedly wielding a baseball bat, and smacked him with it. Though the attack was not caught on camera, the student, named Tabitha Brubaker was charged with aggravated assault and ended up spending 60 days in jail, reports Pop Culture.
Per, ABC15, she was also arrested for marijuana possession as well. However, she denied any involvement in the attack, with police reports noting that she "advised that she had no involvement with the incident." Meanwhile, Saxton was able to walk away, but had a gash on his head and was clearly bleeding from it.
Preacher holding ‘you deserve to be raped’ sign hit on head with baseball bat: Brother Dean Saxton recorded t... https://t.co/aWzzU9ighj— Bossu (@bossu_kinna) May 29, 2016
A woman named Jennifer Gunter shared the story on her Twitter handle, and wrote: "Why was he walking in such an unsafe area of town?" Honestly, the comments that were left on her post are absolutely hilarious.
One user commented: "He may not have wanted to be hit in the head with a baseball bat, but did he clearly say that, out loud, in a clear and concise manner so that there was no way of misinterpreting his wishes??" Another added, "There are very few situations in which I condone physical violence but this guy kinda had it coming. If you’re gonna go around wearing a shirt that says women are the “weaker vessel,” it’s only a matter of time before someone gets a baseball bat and proves you wrong."
Right? Like, if men want to be respected they need to dress like they respect themselves, you know?— Amplify Magazine (@MagazineAmplify) September 2, 2018
Yet another person shared, "And why was he even outthere all alone in the first place. He could have stayed at home or at least made sure that he was part of a group. Walking around alone like that was just asking for it. He was probably secretly hoping to be hit with a bat..."
One could argue that these comments don't make sense, but that's exactly the point, because no matter what a person has done, no one deserves to be sexually assaulted, even if a preacher who's known for his word vomit goes around, saying otherwise.
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