Left-leaning online magazine Salon.com took a shot at five Christians in an article by Amanda Marcotte, one of which happens to champion the Constitution and the laws of our land. While the Christians were targeted as "hipsters" who are "trying to make fundamentalism look cool," the reality is that at least a couple of these have come under persecution from the likes of Salon, but at least one of them has come under attack from the professing church as well.
If you come to Freedom Outpost, you are familiar with Bradlee Dean. Aside from contributing a weekly article to Freedom Outpost, Dean also has a daily radio show, invests his time and energies in the arena of ideas in the church, the public square and in the public schools. He is a patriotic American who continually cites both Scripture and those in our history who laid the foundations for our Constitutional Republic.
However, Salon chose not to deal with Dean fairly in the piece, as he was listed in the number one slot. Ms. Marcotte says that Dean "epitomizes the Christian right overreaction to the fact that young people are ignoring religious fundamentalism in growing numbers."
I would have to ask if that is the case, why is he thrown out of public schools for standing up for what is right and the kids cheer him on demanding that he be allowed to speak and if necessary, getting him a spot off campus to speak to them? Bradlee Dean steps into the indoctrination systems of our culture, the public schools, and loves the kids enough to take the time to give them real history, real Constitutional teaching, and a gospel that saves them from sin. What does Salon do? Promote lies? Promiscuity? Homosexuality? Other vices?
Instead of telling the truth about Dean and his ministry though, Salon claims that he "had a habit of sneaking Christian propaganda into public schools by offering programs he portrayed as merely anti-drug to school administrators but once he was in front of the students, turned into Bible-thumping."
The video report (linked above) was done by Paul Guequierre, an open homosexual activist, who worked at Channel 12 in Wisconsin back in 2007, but is now currently in Washington, DC. He currently blogs for HRC.org, the Human Rights Campaign, which is pushing for special rights for lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender deviants.
While Gueguierre told his audience that school district administrator Dawn Nordine said she had no idea that Dean's organization was a Christian group, Dean says that those that invited them did know who they were and what their message was.
The Salon article also tackled him over being "rabidly homophobic," and then they really stepped in it by following MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who is currently being sued by Dean for slandering him, saying that he endorsed executing people for engaging in homosexual behavior. The piece also twisted the statements of Dean about not only homosexuality, but also about Islam and Shariah law.
In the end, Bradlee Dean promotes two major things: The Scriptures and the Constitution. He loves America and its people. He loves our history and our veterans who have fought, bled and died, not only to ratify the Constitution, but all those that came before the Constitution and all those who have followed after it. His message is one of patriotism and it should not be silenced, denigrated or ignored. However, this is what this piece is designed to do, shut up talk about the Bible and the Law; the very things our country was built upon.
What people like Amanda Marcotte, Salon Magazine and Paul Guequierre are really angry with Bradlee Dean about isn't about his presentation in the school and it isn't about his radio show. It's about the stand he takes against lawlessness. Dean has a passion for the law and is angered when people, who have shown themselves to be antinomian (without law) violate the law and demand that others come alongside them to encourage more lawlessness, including slanderous accusations against a man that simply want to teach young people in the public school system the truth about their heritage.
Remember, it's people like Paul Guequierre and Salon magazine that have pushed for the lawless acts of practicing homosexuals in this country. They are the ones promoting crimes against nature and the lifestyle that was once considered a bona fide mental illness in America for most of her existence.
While some would call Dean, Tim Tebow and other "high-profile" Christians "hipsters," I don't think it is their desire to be "cool." Rather, I think their desire is to be righteous and to honor God. Whatever that is considered to be, I'm all for it because that is my desire as well, because Christ did not call us to "coolness," but to holiness; and when He did, He told us to pick up a cross daily and deny ourselves. How cool is that?Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.