Bradlee Dean booted from school grounds, so he gives planned speech at the nearest ditch [VIDEO]
|Dean delivers his ditch-side speech in Florida on Wednesday.|
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Dean is in the southeast for a tour of some sort, and his agenda included a Wednesday stop to spread his version of conspiracy-mongering intolerance at Spanish River High in Boca Raton, Florida. But when Dean showed up, the principal booted him off school grounds, so Bradlee opted for a symbolically-powerful plan B -- giving his prepared talk on the edge of the nearest ditch he could find.
Here's the video:
Dean isn't taking getting kicked off campus lying down, though. According to the World
School district spokesman Mat Harrington said the principal and department head claimed not to know about the event, so it was not approved. He told WND the school absolutely would censor speech based on its content [the principal cited Dean's well-documented "anti-homosexuality" as one reason he decided to pull the plug on his speech]...Given that the defamation lawsuit Dean filed against Rachel Maddow was so ridiculous it culminated in a judge ordering Bradlee to pay Rachel's legal fees, it's pretty impossible to take this latest threat seriously. Then again, it's hard to take anything Dean does seriously, which is why we've been ignoring him in the first place.
According to a letter from Horatia G. Mihet of Liberty Counsel, the school must reverse its ban on Dean...
[From the letter, which is addressed to Spanish River High administrators] "If we do not hear from you ... or if your decision is to uphold the principal's actions in this case, we will proceed with filing a federal court action next week. At that time, we will seek a temporary restraining order against the school district to allow the American Club to host Bradlee Dean and other speakers without unconstitutional censorship by school officials ... and will seek damages."...
"We see serious constitutional problems with the principal censoring religious and political expression simply because they are deemed 'offensive,' especially when there are no specific, articulable facts to support such an assertion," [the Liberty Counsel] wrote.
"Federal law, including the Constitution, protects the right of student clubs to present their ideas without fear of censorship because of disagreement with the content of the message."