Bradlee Dean's dishonest fundraising may land him in hot water with the IRS

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The IRS responded to an Iowa woman who raised concerns about Dean's "youth ministry."
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In June, Bradlee Dean's You Can Run But You Cannot Hide troupe was busted baiting-and-switching customers at a Hy-Vee in Newton, Iowa.

Representatives from the tax-exempt nonprofit solicited donations by telling folks the group is "a suicide prevention organization." In practice, of course, YCR is more focused on denouncing homosexuality and decrying abortion, and the Hy-Vee store director later apologized for letting the group "conduct fundraising" on store premises. But now it appears the tracksuit-wearing homophobe may have bigger problems than Hy-Vee -- namely, the IRS.

From Andy Kopsa's "Off The Record" blog:
After the debacle of YCRBYCH grifting for money at Iowa grocery stores, one Iowa woman had enough. She gave $5 to the organization as they billed themselves as a suicide prevention organization. That is not the case...

Here's a note she sent me on FB:

"Just got a confirmation letter from the IRS acknowledging my complaint against You can run but you cannot hide international! If those guys thought I was a bitch, wait til they deal with the IRS!"
And here's the letter the IRS sent the woman:

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Andy Kopsa

Dean better hope the IRS doesn't strip his "ministry's" tax-exempt status. After all, if he has to pay taxes, how will he ever manage to give Rachel Maddow and the now-defunct Minnesota Independent the nearly $25,000 in legal fees he owes them?

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msummers5
msummers5

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Erica Anderson
Erica Anderson

I hope the IRS seriously goes after him and their letter isn't an empty promise.

MNBuffalo
MNBuffalo

@eric_pusey Pretty sad day when City Pages journalism becomes more interesting/thought-provoking than Star Tribune. #mnleg #stribpol

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

In prison they call his ponytail a "handle."

eric_pusey
eric_pusey

@mnbuffalo it just shows that when people want political news, they shouldn't go to the MSM to get it.

Xenophilius
Xenophilius

 @MicheleBachmann

 I'm so fucking sick of prison rape jokes, like it's actually humorous to mock someone with the potential of being sexualy assaulted.  I don't care if they're your ideaological enemy; wishing that kind of violence upon a person is a good indication that a) you're deranged and/or psychologically infantile, and b)  your own professed morals are a total smokescreen. What kind of "progressive" thinks rape is a hilarious punishment? I'll tell you: the kind that only truly believes in their own superiority, and uses ideology as a convenient excuse simply to attack people and feel good about it.

MNBuffalo
MNBuffalo

@eric_pusey I think it is time for the TC's media to get shaken up by a daily tabloid. Politics and sports coverage would be fun to follow

MNBuffalo
MNBuffalo

@eric_pusey People nationwide questioning why Bachmann gets free ride. A real journalist would recognize prof resp to take her down

MNBuffalo
MNBuffalo

@eric_pusey "Provocative, hard-hitting" pieces are safe, going after teacher's union. Sturdevant is so passive aggressive, often wonder pt

MNBuffalo
MNBuffalo

@eric_pusey Star Trib esp disappointing, esp editorial board. So scared of "Red Star" jabs. Editorials are calculated and safe.

mrinttaidkhtfi
mrinttaidkhtfi

 @Xenophilius   That being said, who is to say that Pastor Tracksuit, in prison, would not engage freely and willingly in homosexual sex? Historically, the loudest and biggest voices of homophobia are actually closeted homosexuals who crave, well, cock.

Xenophilius
Xenophilius

 @mrinttaidkhtfi

 Oh, you really showed that homophobe good! Not only is he gonna get anally raped in prison, but he'll probably enjoy it. Way to stick to a clear progressive agenda - "don't be mean to gay people, you ass-sex loving queer!" You're battling his homophobia with yours, and you both think you're more righteous for it.

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