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29-05-2016, 04:02 PM
Preacher hit in head with baseball bat
[Not sure what forum this goes in, but I figure Theism because it's a preacher getting attacked for his religious message. Move if appropriate elsewhere, please mods.]

Preacher gets hit in the head with a baseball bat for saying women deserve to be raped.

An anti-gay preacher carrying a “you deserve rape” sign, has been attacked with a baseball bat.

Brother Dean Saxton, who lives in Glendale, Arizona, was hit with the bat while he stood outside a school with the “you deserve rape” sign.

Known for spreading hate speech, Saxton often preaches anti-gay sermons, and is seen in this particular video outside the Valley high school.

Saxton is seen in a video published on YouTube saying: “The Bible says it’s not okay to be gay”.

He goes on to say: “You need to stop looking up naughty, nasty things on the Internet.”

As he makes the hate speech, various students and teachers approach him and denounce what he is saying, peacefully challenging him on his views.

One teacher says: “I think you’re a disgrace to Christianity. Why don’t you go and preach it to somebody who really wants to hear your message, like Westboro Baptist Church?”

Then a student attacks Saxton while he is still on camera.

Students and staff nearby are seen celebrating as Saxton is clearly dazed by the
blow.

He is later seen walking away with blood dripping from his head.








Now my question is simple: I'm not condoning violence against anyone for free speech... but how do you think he feels about the concept of "they deserved it", now?

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29-05-2016, 04:04 PM
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Probably got knocked deeper into his psyche, not to mention giving him ample justification for a persecution complex.
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29-05-2016, 04:10 PM
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I have no sympathy for a man with his view on morality.
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29-05-2016, 04:21 PM
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While I don't think it was right, when he went out to incite a large group of people almost anything could have happened.
Honestly I think he was lucky to have walked away.
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29-05-2016, 04:24 PM
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I would say the batter needs more practice. Drinking Beverage

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29-05-2016, 04:32 PM
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I just watched the video again, and I noted more about the beginning. In addition to his sign (not visible in the video, of course), homo- and trans-phobic assholery, he makes several semi-racist comments, as well, such as the ones about "gangsta rap". There are a myriad of reasons someone may have felt he stepped over the line into "leave or be retaliated against".

But I agree, it's going to take him about six seconds, once he gets to a place of safety, for him to start thinking that he's now in with the Martyrs For Christ Compendium™.

What upsets me most about it is that the people who walk away with him, getting him to safety, all say they are Christian. Since his whole argument is that non-Christians are immoral, I'd have liked to have seen him ask if his escorts were Christian, and get a chorus of "no" replies. Undecided

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29-05-2016, 04:38 PM (This post was last modified: 29-05-2016 04:41 PM by SitaSky.)
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I don't agree with violence but seriously you go around saying hateful things meant to be inciteful you're asking for it. I mean literally you may as well go out and say "Someone please hit me! I never got hit before in my life and I feel like it's something missing from my life experience so please someone! Anyone!" Once he get's hit he can say "Well that's what happens when you try to spread the truth, people don't like, go out and see God's Not Dead folks!"

I would expect the same if i went out and said "There is no God! No Devil either! If you believe in that shit grow up and act like an adult already!" I know many people do this and I agree with their message but I would fear for their safety, you don't have to be a genius to know going around saying sexist things, calling teachers "bad influences" and it's wrong to be gay, etc. will get you noticed, yeah you have freedom of speech, you don't deserve to get hit but we're animals folks, we can only take so much until we feel that "Gotta hit this fool!" button get pressed in our reptile brain so just be careful.

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29-05-2016, 04:42 PM
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A despicable ass that's for sure. However, I don't agree with someone hitting him with a baseball bat. He gets publicity, is seen as a victim and a persecuted Christian, and what he was doing would fall under free speech...not assault as was done to him.

I would rather have seen him encircled by bikers who blocked his signs and his voice from the general public...like they do with Westboro.

It's tempting to hope the whack in the head knocked some sense into him...but it didn't.

Luckily he wasn't killed and held up as a martyr.

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29-05-2016, 05:40 PM
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Too bad you guys don't play cricket. Smile

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29-05-2016, 05:50 PM
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While I agree he shouldn't have been hit. However I don't feel sorry for him. Going to a school and spew all that crap around, someone was bound to do something.
Of course my brother tried to say we don't know what kind of context the sign is, what he meat was he could have meant rape in a different way . I told him no it doesn't matter what this guy thought, its how he presented it and that is what's getting him in trouble. Not to mention he is at a school and threw around a lot of accusations, what did he think was going to happen?
We did just agree that a school is not the place for that and he should have been told long before that to leave or had the police make him leave. However that still doesn't take away the fact that this guy went there to cause a sceen and that is what happened.
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