Bradlee Dean lied to Walmart about his church, is now banned from parking lot

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Bradlee Dean, kicked out of Walmart.
It's been a rough week for Bradlee Dean. On Friday the gay-baiting minister was universally denounced by just about every state lawmaker who could get near a microphone.

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."

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Sally Jo Sorensen
Banned from the big box.
And just as Kurt Zellers promised "That type of person will never, ever be allowed on this House floor again," Hardie said the ministry's hateful message has earned them a permanent ban from operating on Walmart property.

"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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Nancy Foust
Nancy Foust

I had one of this group's street team come unglued on me at a Walmart in SD. The guy fed me the line about going to schools to keep kids off drugs etc. I told him I don't give money to random groups in parking lots. This guy started yelling and swearing at me. As I went into the store he was banging on the windows of the entryway yelling at me through the glass. That was one of the few interactions with random lunatics that was actually scary. I called Walmart after I got home and looked up the group. The store manager told me they had lied to him about their activities and that he was kicking them out immediately. This was back in about 2008. I was shocked to see they are still running this scam. 

Heartwish93
Heartwish93

Hmmm....maybe you guys are anti-christian....ever think of that? You are desecrating our veterans graves and going against everything my dad fought for...you people need to grow up? What are you doing to end teen suicide? Oh wait I know!...sitting on your butts and spreading lies!...congrats you are doing so much for my generation....

Tswift269
Tswift269

Elk River Walmart has banned them for LYING to them.  I complained to Walmart Corporate office about them being at Sam's Club in Maple Grove recently.  The Sams Club managers were appalled when they found out what this group really represents.  Best thing to do is to cut off their access to funding.  Coburns, Holiday Station stores and Super America are also places these scum bags try to fleece the public from.  Lodge complaints every time you see them.  Why does their idiotic leader use an old photo of himself to promote this group?  Must be hard to see yourself turn into a fuckng shit pile.

MyNameHere
MyNameHere

As far as I can tell, Bradlee Dean has been a fucking shit pile his entire life. I would love to see a counter protest of sorts raising money to support glbt rights and throw the idiot fundies in jail.

lishuzheng
lishuzheng

Google in the input: = tntn.us ==you can find many brand names, even more surprising is that he will sell you the unexpected o(∩_∩)o

Hello,

CharlieQuimby
CharlieQuimby

Maybe the Street Teams would still be welcome in front of the few remaining Baja Sols. Or running behind the Coburn's trucks

green23
green23

How soon can we expect Dean to blame Obama for this?

Guy
Guy

You would think that Walmart wouldn't want to mess with their important ponytail-and-windbreaker demographic.

Karl Bremer
Karl Bremer

Maybe the Embassy of Heaven will let former member Bradlee Dean Smith (Bradlee Dean's real name) back into the fold. Or maybe he can get a gig advising "ministers" on tax law.

Fremont
Fremont

Anyone else notice that all his followers are young males? Good thing they are an anti-gay ministry. I'm just sayin. 

Jeff Wilfahrt
Jeff Wilfahrt

"As ye sow, so shall ye reap." Good for Wal-Mart, they banished the liars.

Jeff Wilfahrt, Rosemount, MN

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

It's easy to send an email from the Minnesota State Fair website to complain about this.  A little too easy if you ask me.   Personally nothing helps the deep fried Snickers bar go down like some good old fashioned gay and muslim bashing.   I certainly hope the whiny liberals don't send a bunch of emails to the State Fair reminding them of how much Bradlee Dean's appearance at the fair offends them.   I can think of no better place for protests, yelling and arguing than the State Fair.  

Erica
Erica

I bet the Minnesota Family Council would love to have Bradlee Dean as part of their team, if he isn't already. They would be 2 peas in a pod.

MyNameHere
MyNameHere

The MFC is an abomination and an eyesore. Institutions such as this shouldn't even be permitted in the first place.

Erica
Erica

I bet the Minnesota Family Council would love to have Bradlee Dean as part of their team, if he isn't already. They would be 2 peas in a pod.

schemed
schemed

About two years ago, I stopped into a Holiday gas station and was greeted by a street team. They pitched me about their efforts, which I was told were solely to educate teens and veterans on suicide prevention. I was touched by their mission and gave them $20. What an idiot.

It's just too bad that not only do I feel sick for funding this bag of d!cks, but I also will think twice in the future about helping other, probably legitimate, organizations.

NickPinto
NickPinto

Schemed, I'd love to hear more about your encounter. Give me a call: 612.372.3753.

John Shannon
John Shannon

I think even those on the right are discovering how much of a fraud this guy is.

green23
green23

I think so, but Bachmann is still backing this guy 100%. She has a record of backing con men, though. Remember Frank Vennes? She stood behind him almost until the day he was convicted of fleecing a whole bunch of evangelical churches out of their money.

Pallen210
Pallen210

In the case of Bachmann----birds of a feather flock together.   She is the biggest con person there is.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Send me $10 through my website and I'll show you a con buddy.   

Sandy Tracy
Sandy Tracy

I am glad the Hutchinson WalMart acted responsiby to deny this person the ability to solicit.

Sally Jo Sorensen
Sally Jo Sorensen

Reading the post, I think Dean's Street Teams are banned from all Walmarts.

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