Bradlee Dean lied to Walmart about his church, is now banned from parking lot
|Bradlee Dean, kicked out of Walmart.|
Now it turns out that not only is Dean permanently unwelcome in the state legislature -- he's also banned from the Walmart parking lot.
Dean's You Can Run But You Can't Hide youth ministry was sighted yesterday hosting a fund-raising booth outside the Hutchinson Walmart.
We checked in with Walmart headquarters to ask if they knew they were playing host to a guy who says gay folks should be thrown in jail and has praised religious extremists who execute suspected homosexuals.
Walmart spokeswoman Ashley Hardie said Walmart didn't know -- because the ministry lied to them.
"They registered their request to solicit outside the store using a false name," Hardie said. "As soon as we learned the group's true identity, they were asked to leave."
|Sally Jo Sorensen|
|Banned from the big box.|
"Due to their actions towards our customers, we will no longer allow them to solicit outside our stores," Hardie said.
Will the Walmart ban be a setback for Dean? In his ministry's tax filings, Dean claims that his "street teams" raised $446,126 last year, working six days a week. Some have wondered whether operations like the one in Hutchinson yesterday can possibly be pulling in $1,400 a day.
Either way, they won't be doing it at Walmart anymore. There is one place Dean is still welcome, though: the State Fair.
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