Video of Bradlee Dean lawsuit press conference

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Smith held a press conference this morning in New York to announce the lawsuit.
Minnesota pastor Bradley Dean Smith -- a.k.a. Bradlee Dean -- announced earlier today he is suing MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow and Minnesota Independent writer Andy Birkey.

The civil suit, filed today in Washington, D.C., claims that Maddow and Birkey defamed Smith by taking an excerpt from his radio show out of context, and asks for more than $50 million in damages.

Sporting a Twins t-shirt and baseball cap, Smith made the announcement at a press conference in New York City this morning. Village Voice reporter Nick Pinto -- formerly a staff writer for City Pages -- was there to capture the event on tape.


Both the Minnesota Independent and MSNBC are standing by their reporters, denying allegations that they defamed Smith. Read their full statements here.

Previous Coverage:

  • Bradlee Dean suing Andy Birkey of Minnesota Independent as well as Rachel Maddow
  • Bradlee Dean sues Rachel Maddow
  • Bradlee Dean's Benediction
  • Bradlee Dean Interview, Part 1: The Early Days, Finding God, and the Public School Circuit
  • Bradlee Dean Interview, Part 2: Taxes, Michele Bachmann, and the Capitol Prayer Debacle



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    jim
    jim

    As long as you are in such a suing mood, Bradlee, why not sue God for giving you such crappy parents. It is obvious you crave the attention they left out. On a positive note, your music sounds better in braille. 

    Felix Hoefert
    Felix Hoefert

    What a twit. First he says that God's law is good, that it orders killing homosexuals, and that muslims adhere to the same law. Then he turns around and calls people liars who state that he thinks killing homosexuals is good.I wonder, does Christianity make people liars, or does it simply attract liars because it's so useful to justify anything?

    Scoops
    Scoops

    I dont even want to call this guy a douche bag because it would be offensive to douche bags. What a complete and utter fraud this guy is, just like his rep. Bachmann.  These people use christianity as a marketing tool to boost their power and income.  Furthermore, why do these so called "christians" obsess about gay people so much? What the hell is some gay couple going to do to ruin your non existent family that you have Billy Bob, I mean Bradlee Dean? Why aren't they on a crusade to stop people from eating shellfish and wearing mixed fiber garments too? Thats in the bible as well. 

    Furthermore,, Maddow did read your disclaimer--"we have never and will never call for the execution of homosexuals". Why did you bring up radical muslims view on homosexuality if you dont in some way agree with it? You're "analogy" is total bullshit and makes no sense. Furthermore, your case against Maddow holds no water.  Also, why would you sue for such a insane amount of money if it was not about the money? Your pathetic ministry would have to go to every Walmart parking lot in the world and panhandle and lie about your causes for 100 years to make that sort of money. 

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    weilin2

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    Patrick
    Patrick

    I think the Twins should sue him.

    Forwardpride
    Forwardpride

    What a pathetic liar.  He was a better person as a petty crook.

    Sde
    Sde

    why do you obsess so much about Christians. Is some Christian going to ruin your dysfunctional family by introducing you to values?

    Scoops
    Scoops

    I dont mind if people are Christian, but I do mind when so called Christians want to tell other people how they should live their private lives and use their beliefs for political gain.   I believe there are millions of christians out there with the greatest of intentions that work tirelessly to help the poor and needy. I also believe there are people like Billy Bob, and Michelle Bachmann who like to use gay rights as a wedge issue for either political or financial gain. These people like to pick and chose certain passages out of the bible to back up their political/world view.  Why are your values right and mine are wrong? The difference between us, is that I would never try and tell you who can or cant have sex with or marry. You have every right to have your backwards views, but dont try to force them on me or dont promote hate through legislation. People are born gay. You cant pray it away.  Oh yeah and the earth is round and the planets revolve around sun.

    MJ
    MJ

    Christians have no values. They are the epitome of dysfunction. Jesus had two Dads: Nail-Banger Joe-Daddy and Big-Daddy Sky God. One stepped in because the other one wouldn't step up. The Jesus family moved around a lot. It was a very unstable environment. Later, Jesus hung around a lot and said lots of kinda wise things. Some people didn't like Jesus because of his long hair and beard and stuff so they got somebody to snitch on him. Then, Jesus was arrested. There was this weird kind of trial. The trial judge said he couldn't judge and polled the crowd who wanted Jesus dead. So the trial judge washed his hands and said he couldn't be bothered. Then, Jesus was executed because they had a death penalty when he was alive. Then, after talking a lot, Jesus died and they misplaced the body. So people though he wasstill alive. So, they started a new religion and built big churches everywhere and got people to give the churches lots of money. The churches bought lots of cool stuff, killed a lot of people and did naughty things to teenage boys. They now got this guy called Pope who wears fancy shoes and speak German. The End.

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