ARIZONA: Anti-LGBT Preacher Assaulted With Baseball Bat During Protest At High School [VIDEO]

Phoenix television reports:

Glendale police have arrested a 19-year-old woman suspected of attacking a controversial street preacher with a baseball bat outside Apollo High School. Tabitha Renee Brubaker was taken into custody Thursday. She is facing an aggravated assault charge in connection with the April 26 incident. The sound of a metal bat striking a hard object was captured on cell phone video. “I was so distraught hearing that, and seeing that that’s being posted on my sister,” said Kayla Brubaker. “My sister, she’s not that type of person.” The victim, Dean Saxton, known as Brother Dean, was using a megaphone to preach his beliefs to kids at the school across the street.

The clip below was posted on May 5th. It’s not clear why an arrest has only just been made. The assault takes place around the 17:00 mark in the video.

  • Michael Rush

    That’s giving them the attention they want .

    • David Walker

      Professional wrestling used to call it “green for red”…you got paid extra if you allowed yourself to get cut, usually quickly under the ring with a razor blade across your forehead because it usually didn’t do much damage and it looked deadly. This probably wasn’t part of his “pact with god,” but the blood is a nice touch and he should expect to get some money out of it. He is not very convincing with his “I’m not Westboro,” what with the signs and all. May he become as irrelevant as they.

  • bkmn

    The violence is unacceptable but what kind of Christer wishes rape on someone?

    • NancyP

      Misdemeanor offense, 30 days, suspended.
      Them’s fighting words, son. You are lucky she didn’t kick you in the nuts.

      • Paulino

        It’s aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon: Up to 15 years. I hope she had time to catch up on OITNB.

        • MonochromeMouse

          he threatened to rape her, she could easily make the claim that it was in self defense, he walks around threatening to rape random women at all of his “protests”

          • Paulino

            What’s the word I’m looking for? Bullshit.

          • MonochromeMouse

            “you deserve to be raped” is just as bad as “im going to rape you”

        • NancyP

          No jury would convict her of aggravated assault, and it isn’t clear to me that they would convict her of any offense, other than disorderly conduct. Jury nullification isn’t just for conservatives. The guy is standing up just fine after being whacked not very hard on the head. I’d give the guy medical costs in a civil lawsuit. The woman might pay the cost of the copay of the guy’s ER visit and be required to attend anger management classes and do some volunteer work, if I were the judge or on the jury.

          • Paulino

            If you were a judge, you’d have to have the rudimentary comprehension skills necessary to interpret a criminal code, so good luck.

            Trial attorneys love jurors who are easily to emotionally manipulate, so you’re qualified for that.

    • All of them.

    • MonochromeMouse

      this man is violent, sometimes evil must be swiftly and brutally wiped out in order to send a message to other evil people that their actions will not be tolerated

      • Jeff Chang

        Like a good little revolutionary

    • douglas

      I wonder if him and little Teddy Shoebat play in mommy’s basement.

    • zhera

      Pastors and priests everywhere?

  • delk

    There is no such thing as a homosexual? I hope my husband doesn’t find out.

    • Cackalaquiano

      That would be a bad day, right?

    • Ralke

      Why they then hate them if they doesn’t even exist.

      • Boss Dave

        This asshat claims they “don’t exist” in the same manner in which Roy Cohn swore he wasn’t one himself.

        • Paula

          Well then, he should pretend that we don’t exist and leave us the hell alone!

        • Thorn Spike

          Or his mentor, J. Edgar “Betty” Hoover.

          • wmforr

            Where did you get the “Betty”? It is my understanding that FBI agents around the Justice Department referred to him as “Edna”, but Anthony Summers’ book gives his drag name as “Mary”.

    • douglas

      I’m ok with just the cocksucker moniker. Seems appropriate.

    • Paula

      I not a Homosexual but, I play one in real life.

      • GayOldLady

        And I’m sure you’re doing a fine job! πŸ™‚

      • fuow

        You could say I even suck dick at it.

      • Joseph Miceli

        I’m not a homosexual, I’m just drawn that way.

        • FAEN

          I’m not a homosexual but my boyfriend is.

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    • douglas

      Homosexuals are everywhere but his God? Not so much.

    • Bj Lincoln

      My wife is going to be very upset.

    • David Walker

      Old favorite: I’m not gay, but my boyfriend is.

    • sequel

      That explains why I secretly yearn for va-jay-jay, while chasing after men

    • Me, I could never be no filthy lesbian. Because I’m a WOMAN. That’s why I het-married. See my ring? So believe _me_, women are all June Cleaver. Who it’s normal to crush on because famous. Y’all seen that tiny waist? The pearl choker on that skinny chokable neck? I’m mean– There’s NO lesbians. Never were. Ahahahahaha! Bless me, I’m SAVED by my Man, I been bleached in the oxy-blood of Sparkly Clean Golden Blond Jesusβ„’, Halo’d be His Fame. His checks be cashed, His dishes done, right now with _ULTRA_ G.O.P.!

      • perversatile

        The In-laws were in town this weekend, and Pleasantville was on TV. I’m thinking great, that’s totally their Ozzie and Harriet era Chicken Soup for the Soul not threatening type of entertainment, right up until this scene started… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLnaiI4DMtM

      • perversatile

        Praise Pretty Jesus

  • SoCalVet
  • fastlanestranger

    I’m always surprised this doesn’t happen more frequently.

    • And maybe if it did we’d be less of a target.

      • Christopher

        Or use better equipment. πŸ˜‰

    • Cackalaquiano

      Me too. We’re both thinking Westboro folks in particular. How they’ve never been attacked is a wonder.

      • Man_in_the_mists

        In Westboro’s case it’s because enough people know that they want people to attack them. Then they can sue everybody possible and get money, which is how they make their “living”.

        • Beartx

          ^^This. They’re all lawyers over at Westboro.

  • goofy_joe

    Too many of our people have already been hit over the head with a metal bat, pipes, guns, fists, you name it. Sorry your hate came to blow back on you, but now you know just a little bit how WE feel.

  • SoCalVet
    • Chucktech

      Hey, loudmouthed wacko christian loon, welcome to OUR world.

  • hiker_sf

    Wow, this is going to give Trump a boost in the polls.

    • bobbyjoe

      It’s also good news for John McCain.

  • Treant

    Yeah, I’ll pray for him*.

    * If you know what I think about prayer…well…

  • Blake Jordan

    Well that FRC incident was getting old, so I guess this will give them something else to beat to death…

    It is unfortunate she stooped to his level, and has probably ruined her life.

    • Card

      Hopefully a good attorney and mental health professional will help her get through this with minimal punishment.

      • abel

        Chances are she’ll just get a public defender and get condemned to a destroyed life.

        • NancyP

          Nah. Jury nullification. Most juries would consider his signs and statements to be “fighting words”, Most people don’t much like bullies. You get a jury to this case with charge of assault, result either not guilty or hung jury. A decent lawyer might save her some hassle by negotiating for a disorderly conduct charge.

          • abel

            I hope you’re right!

  • Silver Badger

    We know that ANY other minority would react violently to the venom routinely heaped on the gay community. I guess this the largest minority, women, doesn’t like to be told they deserve rape.

    • NancyP

      True enough, but I would confine myself to commenting on the inadequacies of the protester – psychological and physical. Or just laugh at him, snap a video of him and tell him he’s going to be featured on YouTube with a satirical sound track.

      • GayOldLady

        The problem is that he was verbally assaulting teens and we know that teens are much more impulsive than mature adults and there is a physiological reason for that. He got the very reaction that he wanted and expected. If you watch the entire video it’s apparent he wanted a confrontation.

        • Acronym Jim

          We also don’t know the history of the young woman who attacked him. It’s possible that she had been a victim of rape.

          It doesn’t excuse the violence, but it would make it even more understandable.

        • David Walker

          Yes. His “They said Im west boro style, is every ‘Christian’ now stereotyped as a west boro member?” Whether he cares to admit it out loud, he is a perfect candidate for Westboro, inciting violence with his hateful signs. Actually, I find this stupid fuck more offensive than the WBC. “God Hates Fags,” even when I first saw it, doesn’t compare in ignorance, stupidity, hate, and vileness with “God laughs @ your rape” and “You deserve rape.” It is intentionally provocative. He didn’t get nearly what he deserved. This time.

    • SomePerspective

      Women are not a minority, you dope. Check your statistics. In many countries in west at least, women make actually slightly bigger group than men. Just because they claim they are oppressed doesn’t mean they’re “a minority”. And not only minorities are oppressed either.

      • Silver Badger

        You may be right. Perhaps it is time to stop treating them as a minority. I would be interested in reading your views about non-minority oppression. Was your marriage destroyed by marriage equality? Are you being oppressed because you have to stand in line with others not like yourself?

      • GayOldLady

        “Just because they claim they are oppressed doesn’t mean they’re “a minority”.”

        Claim? And we are a minority in the power positions in Government and in Business.

      • LovesIrony

        eat shit

      • RJ Bone

        Number of people does not matter. How we treat them does and women are not treated as equals as a whole. Some of us are doing our best to help, but it won’t cease being an issue until they are truly treated as equals.

        • Bj Lincoln

          Thank you.

      • Mark McGovern

        And women are grossly under-represented in most democratic institutions. Congress is comprised of 80% men (you dope).

    • MichaelJ

      I don’t think other communities generally react violently to the venom routinely heaped on them. If that were true, we’d see far more attacks on white people than we do.

    • lucadrian

      Minority or not, nobody likes to be told they deserve rape. Or is there a majority somewhere that do?

  • Rebecca Gardner

    I do not condone violence except in the defense of others or myself, then I will unleash Hell. However, this fuckweasel telling people that they deserve to be raped. Yeah, I’d want to do way more than hit him with a baseball bat. I’d want to see him live through what I did with my psycho ex. I’ll chain him to a bed, hey at least the chain was long enough to get to the bathroom, and let him be raped every single morning and night for a year. Released every morning, at gunpoint, and told he’d get killed if he told anyone what was happening to him. Then see how he feels about rape being deserved.

    • hiker_sf

      Uh, you need help. It isn’t just your ex who is psycho.

      • Cackalaquiano

        She’s expressing a revenge fantasy, not a plan of action. She no more needs help than authors or directors of horror films/books.

        • hiker_sf

          “. . .I’d want to see him live through what I did with my psycho ex.” Does’t sound like a fantasy to me.

          • Rebecca Gardner

            You need to calm down. I have no issues. I was merely using a real world illustration of something I actually survived a long time ago to demonstrate the offensiveness of that asshole’s actions telling people they deserved to be raped.

            Get off your high horse and come back down to reality.

          • hiker_sf

            You actually did that to your ex and you say you have no issues?

          • Rebecca Gardner

            You have a very poor reading comprehension. My ex did that TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Guest

            What a dimwit.

          • hiker_sf

            Got it. 1,000 apologies. And fuck your ex.

          • Rebecca Gardner

            Apologies accepted.
            *Group Hug*

            For the record, if I actually did that to someone you would have been absolutely right and I should actually be in jail. Sadly, it was me that was the victim.

          • hiker_sf

            That is so fucked up that I hardly know how to respond.

            I can’t make it better so I’ll do this: For those who seems like otherwise good people who post a comment that seems whacked-out, from now on I will always re-read, and even after re-reading, it still seems whacked-out, I will kindly ask about the comment before jumping to conclusions. This is more about being thoughtful than me worrying about making an ass out of myself. By now, you all should know that I regularly humiliate myself.

          • Rebecca Gardner

            I was surprised by your initial comment because I’ve never seen anything bad come from you. It’s cool. A minor misunderstanding. We are all on the same page now.
            πŸ™‚

          • TuuxKabin

            Whew. Glad that’s settled and understood. Glad you’re doing better! Hope you’re back on two wheels soon and get to enjoy some summer rides.

          • Steven Leahy

            The one bad thing about forums like this is that is is often had to read intent and meaning into something someone writes, and misunderstandings are easy.

          • hiker_sf

            Thanks! But I should have known better. I mean, it’s Rebecca. It doesn’t help that I haven’t been speaking or thinking in English for a few months.

          • tcinsf

            I figured it out … but this sentence ” I’d want to see him live through what I did with my psycho ex” needs work. “what I did with” is a bit ambiguous ..”what my psycho-ex did to me” would have avoided the confusion.
            Not being a grammar Nazi, just stating that I can see how confusion could arise and giving all sides the benefit of the doubt.
            How’s the neck?

          • Rebecca Gardner

            Good point. Let’s make it read, “I’d want to see him live through what I did at the hands of my psycho ex.”

            How’s the neck?
            AWESOME!!!!!!
            I think the surgeon fixed me. My PT even cleared me to ride my motorcycle to work (it’s only 4 miles) and ride my bicycle indoors on my trainer. Still not cleared for long motorcycle rides or any outdoor bicycle rides, and I still can’t life anything over my head, but I’m getting so much better. It’s really wonderful.

          • tcinsf

            If I could update that a million times, i would.

          • hiker_sf

            Yeah, that’s is where I tripped-up, but I needed to consider who was writing the comment before I posted my response.

          • douglas

            For fucks sake asshole READ what she said!!! We all get it, what’s wrong with you?

          • Guest

            Thank you Rebecca I was trying to say the same below here. JMG is not known for posters’ reading comprehension.

          • GayOldLady

            Obviously he hasn’t an empathetic bone in his body.

          • charemor

            And he lacks reading comprehension.

          • OSG

            Maybe when you say it. *shrugs* When people say things like that they generally don’t intend to execute their fantastic plan. Fantastic plan, i.e. one that was just imagined, that hasn’t come to be yet, which could be described as pure fantasy at that point. Take English.

          • Guest

            Reading is, as they say, fundamental. Rebecca is describing what happened to her, therein lies the reason to be absolutely horrified by what this “protestor” at the high school was saying about rape. She is not describing what she wants to do to someone else.

      • Sk3ptic

        Are you suggesting that RG is likely to carry out her plan? Having a revenge fantasy doesn’t qualify someone as psycho.

      • GayOldLady

        Because you have no idea what it’s like to be the victim of abuse, or to experience fear of your abuser, you dare to accuse an abuse victim of being “psycho”? She is not the one who needs help!!!

        • hiker_sf

          Old lady is using up the world’s supply of exclamation points.

          Typical.

  • Mark NeΓ© Fuzz

    What a charmer! I bet he gets laid left and right.

    • Robincho

      The left wouldn’t fuck him with someone else’s dick. And ironically, when it comes to good sex, the right are wrong…

    • Christopher

      Yep! With the left hand and the right hand.

  • shellback

    “The sound of a metal bat striking a hard object…”
    Odds are it wasn’t his dick.

  • Paulino

    Ms. Brubaker is looking at up to 15 years in prison, and while she won’t get anything near the max, she needs to do some serious time for this.

    • Silver Badger

      At least as much time as your average gay-basher gets. It’s only been a few years since gay murder was acceptable. It still is in parts of the country. Freedom of speech has consequences. In this case, these consequences were immediate.

      • Blake Jordan

        We will see the double standards of the law quite clearly in this case…

  • crewman

    This will be used to deflect/excuse 1,000 incivilities and assaults on gays. Violence is NOT OK. If you don’t like what he’s saying make your own sign and stand next to him.

    • Steverino

      It will also launch 1,000 money begs from all the usual suspects who will milk it for months.

      • bambinoitaliano

        The next Kim Davis cry me a victim mascot.

    • Cackalaquiano

      Right. I much prefer to fight hate with clever ridicule, humor, and relentlessly making fun of these folks. It truly makes them angrier because they can’t so easily play the victim.

      • Chris Baker

        Yup. “hates women cause he can’t get a date” would be an appropriate sign.

        • “Hates women cause he can’t get a date to rape.”

          • Cuberly

            “Won’t STFU and make me a sammich!”

          • And while you’re in the kitchen, make me a pie!

      • Ray

        Never had a real job

    • douglas

      I see how he blames the gays for the assault but where is the proof that she was LGBT?

    • oikos

      Exactly, hitting him plays right into more of the “xtians are being oppressed” bullshit.

    • Gest2016

      Personally, if shitbag asshole “street preachers” believe that their trolling and abuse of young minds might have consequences. it makes me happy. I would never personally resort to violence, but it make me happy inside knowing that he knows this generation really doesn’t want to be bashed with his Biblical bullshit.

      • Goodboy

        Telling people they deserve rape is violence. She acted appropriately.

    • Terrie_S

      “Yes, it’s true. This man has no dick.”

    • Samantha Vimes

      Threatening children and harassing schoolkids is NOT OK, either.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    A man who holds up a sign telling a woman that he laughs at the sexual violence that she deserves, well … I see that he got what he deserved. What did this Jackass expect? He doesn’t accept or tolerate anything and somehow whines that others don’t tolerate him?

    These freaks are fucked-up.

    Also, when does the baseball bat go up for auction online? (That’s a joke, by the way.)

  • penpal

    Let me go on the record and say I support violence against these people.

  • perversatile

    Don’t mess with a Brubaker.
    Her family is famous for vegence,
    I saw a movie about them.

  • Ray

    I’ll take a comment out of his playbook… he was asking for it.

    • Cackalaquiano

      I made a similar comment elsewhere. He says “skimpily dressed” women provoke their own rapes. So…

      • DonnaLee

        This guy had it coming. He was just asking for it with those signs of his.

    • Guess?

      God laughs at his ass kicking.

  • Natty Enquirer

    The attack is not justified, but it is understandable. Saxton’s speech veers into the territory of “fighting words” and he should be restrained by the courts.

  • NMNative

    Hate begets hate.

  • William

    I would pay to see Gloria Steinem kick him in the balls.

  • Jmdintpa

    You only play into there story when you do this. Ignore them or better yet maybe gay people should start organizing and going to churches and protest there. After all if your shouting in Targets and out on the street then you house of worship is now in play.

  • Silver Badger

    Violence is not acceptable. Usually. Unless it’s focused on gay people. Tabitha’s actions were wrong, but understandable. Saxton’s actions were just wrong.

  • Sam_Handwich

    he strikes me as someone frustrated that he can’t get laid.

  • Ninja0980

    As vile as this POS is, attacking him played right into his hands.
    Now he gets to play the victim while the groups he was cheering violence against are made to be the bad guy.

    • Steverino

      Exactly.

    • Steven Leahy

      Agree with you but honestly, I don’t think he expected it. These people have been doing this shit with no repercussions and have gotten off scot free for ages. They really do seem to think they can do what they want, how they want, where they want, when they want with immunity and impunity.

  • BearEyes

    as vile as this shit-stirrer is, violence will only feed into his false victim narrative and helps no one – only embolden them.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I don’t think the United States community at large should accept and tolerate people who harass children as they’re entering or leaving school. There should be a wider buffer zone to limit access these crazy, abusive people have to young kids. Let the loonies have their free speech, but at a distance. Either that, or all schools should hire bagpipe players to drown them out.

    • Boss Dave

      If he’s like most Christian preachers, he’s near kids for one reason, which is the same reason lions want to be near gazelles.

    • peacefulworrier

      Off topic I love your Avatar. She looks like she smelled on of Chris’ farts.

    • tcinsf

      I still love that video.

  • marshlc

    Well, hon, you do indeed seem “weak and pathetic” but I doubt if feminists can be blamed for it.

    • Boss Dave

      His problem with “feminazis” can be boiled down into one phrase:

      “Can’t get laid”.

      • Steven Leahy

        Abrahamic religionists have ALWAYS been about control of women.

  • Steven Leahy

    LGBTQ nation posted this story a few days ago, and I will say the same thing here I did there – she should have been arrested for what she did, but these christianists are really pushing the envelope by continuing to obnoxiously harass the public at every turn with their loud, brash and brazen approach. They have a sense of clear entitlement as well as a complete lack of respect for others. Look at the Target BS as an example of that. Unfortunately, retaliatory strikes are probably going to increase, and while violence is not excusable, they brought it on themselves.

    • Jeffrey

      You have to admit, that was a very satisfying metallic thud sound followed by applause.

      • Steven Leahy

        I was gonna go there but you beat me to it. Yes, I agree!

      • TuuxKabin

        Sounded like she hit it out of the park, and the fans loved it.

    • GayOldLady

      I’m sure she will or has been arrested, but this sort of verbal harassment should be illegal. Free speech is one thing, stalking teens at a High School and calling them names while threatening them with hell, a lake of fire and eternal punishment should be illegal. If he keeps it up the next lesbian who crosses his path might not be so gentle.

    • NancyP

      There’s always the rotten vegetable / rotten egg approach. Or fresh ground okra (the slimy veggie). Although I would prefer to do the psychatric-exam-on-the-street approach.

  • Rick

    Does this guy have an actual job? Who the fuck has time to parade their hate like that?

    • Boss Dave

      Sure, he’s got a job: huckster.

  • Jay George

    Too bad she didn’t hit him in his man package. That S.O.B. doesn’t need to breed.

    • Natty Enquirer

      I think there’s more junk upstairs than down in this case.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    While I despise violence of any kind, any man telling a woman that she deserves to be raped is not so swift. It’s possible the woman that batted him upside his stupid head might have been a victim of rape and have PTSD.

    And I’m not condoning her act at all, but since he thinks feminists make men weak, in his case it might be true.

    • abel

      I just hope she gets a decent lawyer. Because she will need a clever defense to escape significant punishment.

      • NancyP

        All she needs is a jury.

        • abel

          Well, Kathryn Knott only got a slap on the wrist (a few months jail time and no felony conviction) so perhaps you’re right.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        If she or a family member has been a rape victim, she could have “lost” if for the moment. I know of few women who don’t know a rape victim or have themselves been in a situation in which rape or other violence looked like it was going to happen. I hope she gets a good lawyer as well. Although I don’t like violence, this pig was hoping for it in my opinion. Any man that thinks women deserve to be raped should be separated from civilized people.

  • William

    OT – Televangelist Jan Crouch has died. Aqua Net sale to plummet.

    http://www.charismanews.com/us/57489-tbn-co-founder-jan-crouch-goes-on-to-glory-after-massive-stroke

    • Boss Dave

      She always reminded me of Wayland Flowers’ ventriloquist’s dummy “Madame”.

  • Marti386

    Not saying I support what happened, but I’m not going to cry about his plight either.

    It’s not wise to trigger people.

    • abel

      Not at all, but I AM crying about her plight. She’s legally an adult and in for some dire consequences.

  • Mark NeΓ© Fuzz

    Every Christian is not stereotyped as “west boro” style. Only those “morans” who wave hate filled placards at inappropriate venues fit that bill. What was the point of protesting outside a high school anyway?

  • Baby Dave

    1) Was there any brain damage?

    2) How could you tell?

    • Steven Leahy

      The bat sure took the wind out of his sails! She shouldn’t have done it, but he survived with little more than his ego damaged. She’ll probably pay a much higher price than he did.

      • William

        Now he can be a martyr for his cause. This earns him extra brownie points.

  • Bryan

    “I just said, ‘it’s not okay to be gay,” I mean like, very general. I didn’t, you know, say anything specific…”

  • GayOldLady

    If you listen to the video it was a total verbal assault against women, LGBT, muslims, catholics. He was begging for a confrontation

    • douglas

      He got exactly what he came for. A chance to climb up on his cross.

    • Blake Jordan

      Think of all the people that have had to listen to this piece of sht’s rantings, the level of self-restraint people in general have is quite amazing…

      He probably caught this woman on a bad day and she snapped!

      • GayOldLady

        You can see teachers in the video pacing in front of the crowd of teens knowing that someone was likely to give into their impulse to shut him up

  • bryan

    o/t RIP Jan Crouch / Invisible white Jesus called her home. Who gets the wigs ?

    • douglas

      Bye Felicia.

    • William

      The good news is her many mansions may return to the tax rolls once the estate is settled.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Send them to the Ark Encounter.

  • tcinsf

    I don’t agree with using violence in this situation … but how wrong am I to understand how women being told they deserve to be raped could lose their shit and a baseball bat up the side of the head sounds like a good idea?
    How much you wanna bet this girl has been raped or sexually assaulted, or knows someone who has, and was triggered by that nonsense?

    • Gest2016

      She was doing a public service as far as I’m concerned. Mental and emotional violence can be even more harmful than physical,

  • I do not condone violence – sorry this happened to him and sorry he’s such a hateful person.

  • Nigel

    I just default to the position that the young person feared for their life and stood their ground. The natural and normal reaction to the threatening actions of a street preacher is to fear for one’s life and to take actions to secure a safe place to exist. Captive school aged children should not be targeted, harassed and intimidated by bigots cloaked in religion.

    • Paulino

      Everything but your last sentence is bullshit.

  • Statistics Pailn

    I hope I made enough popcorn for everyone.

    https://youtu.be/rthHSISkM7A

  • Poor guy.

  • Duh-David

    “is every “Christian” now stereotyped as a west boro member?”

    And, yet, he bundles one lone batwoman in with all “liberals, LGBTQ, Feminists (and) Muslims”

  • Natty Enquirer

    Will Westboro be representing him in his civil rights and tort cases? They are a family of lawyers, after all.

    • zhera

      I think they might be too smart for that. Even they aren’t going around saying people deserve to be raped (only burning in hell forever).

  • WIGuy

    Obviously she did not hit him hard enough!

  • William

    What would Brother Dean say if someone told he that HE deserved to be raped?

    • Silver Badger

      Perhaps if Brother Dean were raped and then told he deserved it he would better understand the full experience.

      • William

        Not that I wish it on him. but it might change his perspective.

    • Steven Leahy

      He’s a man! A good christian man! Men can’t be raped????!? /s

  • Steven Leahy

    What I have never understood is, why do religionists feel the need to force-feed what they believe onto everyone else? I mean, believe whatever jacked up tall tales you want, but keep it reasonably private and contained? Kind of like political beliefs?

    • Chucktech

      That’s what christians do. They just can’t keep their Jesus in their pants.

    • Reality.Bites

      Most religions date back to a time where the concept of a multi faith society didn’t exist. Their beliefs were inseparable from a concept of secular law. Therefore the idea that you or I could choose not to be governed by their beliefs is like someone today claiming they’re not bound by the laws of the United States government.

      Some religions have evolved beyond this, and consider their beliefs as applicable only to their followers. Others, like the Catholic church, believe they have the right to impose their beliefs on everyone.

      • Steven Leahy

        True but I guess I could buy it more, say, in the sixteenth century or sometime before the advent of real scientific discovery.

        • Reality.Bites

          Oh sure. To me it’s not a question of how we can not believe, it’s how anyone possibly can. I will accept that we don’t have all the answers and there could actually be something responsible for creation that isn’t purely random. But the idea that it in any way resembles the God of the bible is patently absurd.

          It’s like this – I could wake up from a wet dream and not know what caused it. But I know for damn sure it wasn’t Maggie Gallagher!

      • zhera

        “…is like someone today claiming they’re not bound by the laws of the United States government.”

        Which so many of the christers do!

        • Reality.Bites

          Yes of course – but I was talking to Steven, who is sane!

  • oikos
  • dcurlee

    Love how he jumped to the conclusion it’s the gay community that attacked him. I don’t see anywhere the girl that hit him was a lesbian or transgender. In addition how can the gay community be against him. One of his comments states there is no such thing as homosexuals. Maybe that bat knocked some sense into his dumb ass

  • abqdan

    I would never condone or encourage violence in any form. On the other hand, if I were on her jury…

    • Steven Leahy

      Couple hours of community service…

      • Chucktech

        No, no, a fine of $1 is appropriate.

        • oikos

          $1 could be a financial hardship. How about .25?

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Plus she should win $20 for damage to the bat in her countersuit.

        • tcinsf

          Remember QBVII? The book and the movie? Where the damages awarded was “the smallest coin in the realm?”

  • NO MORE GOP!

    I don’t condone violence… but I can’t bring myself to shed a tear over him getting bonked.

    • Steven Leahy

      I do hope the bat’s OK πŸ™‚

      • Gest2016

        That was my first thought — poor bat coming up against such a thick skull.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Nor do I condone violence, but just musing hypothetically . . .
      it would’ve been nice if the blow landed a few inches lower, requiring his jaw to be wired shut for a few weeks.

    • David Walker

      I couldn’t care less about him, but I do hope the young woman gets through the ordeal. She’ll probably wind up at least being sued, and I’ve no doubt this asshole will keep therapists busy for years. HE should be sued, but, of course, this is Murka.

    • Gest2016

      And who knows, its probably fake blood and the girl is in on it with him. I wouldn’t put anything past these douchbag street preachers and their victim-death cult.

  • MonochromeMouse

    he had this coming for a long time. I hope he has a serious concussion and never fully recovers

    • m_lp_ql_m

      How could we ever tell if he did recover?

  • Gaymurcan

    Oh we don’t want ‘anti-everyones’ to get hurt. We want them to STFU and stop abusing their First Amendment rights at everyone else’s expense; or leave the US forever and take all their filthy lies, poisonous religion and stupid children/relatives with them.

  • Jeffrey

    He got the publicity he was after. If he really wants to go full martyr he needs to immolate himself. Anything less is for pussies.

    • douglas

      Two thumbs up!!

    • Paula

      Seppuku for jeebus!

  • bobbyjoe

    This man is so absolutely stupid he doesn’t even spell “Westboro” right.

    (I still enjoy the fact, though, that even this sub-sewer level-creep doesn’t want to be associated with the Westboro bunch).

    • m_lp_ql_m

      WBC isn’t crazy enough for him.

  • GayOldLady

    After being told it was a “girl” and “a lesbian” that cracked him over the head he said: “I just said it’s not ok to be gay, very general, they just hate guys”. Not only is he a nut, he’s a liar.

  • Considering how little blood there is and the fact that he’s standing and talking I’d say he didn’t get hit nearly as hard as he “deserved.” Surely he believes what’s good for the goose is good for the gander???

  • zhera

    The victim, Dean Saxton, known as Brother Dean, was using a megaphone to
    preach his beliefs to kids at the school across the street.

    If there aren’t laws against this type of behavior, then there certainly should be!

    • Steven Leahy

      This has been commonplace here for years, but has been getting progressively worse.

  • Hank

    Is he related to Ted “BatShitCrazy” Shoebat???

  • GayOldLady

    If you read the guys t-shirt and his signs there’s ample evidence that not only is he a gay hater, he’s a He-man-woman-hater.

    • David Milley

      Yeah, that caught my eye, too. He’s specifically blaming the LGBT community for the bat attack– fits his martyrdom narrative, I guess — but anybody who cares about women’s rights would also have plenty of motive to give this whacko a whack. Good on the kids and adults there generally for mostly showing restraint.

  • kaydenpat

    Someone like that would test my nonviolence principles too. His face is so hittable.
    Just joking. She should have ignored him since he’s preaching a losing message and just wants attention.

    • oikos

      The best way to treat these nuts is to point and laugh and to have signs mocking him and his religious bullshit.

  • TJay229

    That was Great.. LMBAO!!

    When idiots do stupid stuff and get their brains beat, It’s impossible for me to elicit any sympathy for them.

  • Steven Leahy

    The good news about all this ugliness is that progressive people of all stripes are showing they’re getting increasingly tired of this shit, and that religionist bullies are going to encounter resistance like they haven’t in the not too distant past.

  • Cuberly

    Violence, not the answer. But neck-beard there, sure isn’t helping himself any.

  • cubscoutii

    You reap what you sow.

  • karen in kalifornia

    How does the school district not have a restraining order against this guy? Negligence right there on the district’s part.

    • abel

      He was across the street from the school, probably in a “safe zone” where his ranting would be legally permitted. Different districts have different rules about such things. There were several adults who tried to herd the kids away from and encourage him to desist. But schools have no jurisdiction outside their defined areas.

  • lucadrian

    9lbs 8oz white baby Jesus is laughing at his baseball bat attack.

  • fuow

    Physical violence is the mark of the christers, not queers.

  • RJ Bone

    Two things should never be tolerated:

    Evil and intolerance.

    This man is both and while the visuals aren’t that great, he got what was deserved.

    • The_Wretched

      Baseball bats aren’t the way to solve the hate preacher. Allowing public violence just means the minority groups and disadvantaged get it worse.

  • bob

    These hypocrites preach hate only to inflame the lgbt’s to attack them . That way they can play the martyr . It’s hard to resist violence with so much ignorance around us ! I will admit I thought about the baseball bat thing when I saw the report of that woman with the megaphone in Target .

  • He should have been arrested for doing this near a school. It’s harassment, pure and simple.

    She should face attempted murder and violating his free speech charges. A metal bat, you psycho bitch? Fuck off and enjoy your decade in jail and ruined future.

  • Mark McGovern

    Yeah I really hate violence, but when you court it, you, well court it. There are gay people with guns, bats etc., just like everywhere else in society. People are people. Piss them off enough and you have yourself an unpredictable situation.

    • abel

      Exactly. Actions have consequences, everyone should know that. He was stupid for aggravating a mob of kids and got the inevitable confrontations, and she was young and foolish and now has to pay for her action. His martyr pose is beyond pathetic.

  • liberals don’t promote tolerance. TOLERANCE is a Conservative’s Compromise, when they don’t have it in them to be understanding and embracing of diversity.
    this guy promoted intolerance. and hatred. and he got a bat to his head.
    oh DARN.

    • Joseph Miceli

      It was wrong of her to assault him. “Bad Tabitha! Bad! Bad! Now, you promise not to do it again? O.k., show me your wrist…(slap!) … alright. Get out of here.”

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Sorry dude – no Darwin Award.
    Ya’ still breathing.

  • Joseph Miceli

    “teach tolerance but have none.”
    Let’s look at that statement because I’m seeing it a lot. Tolerance for the LGBTQ community seems to mean…to me… that those who don’t like us should leave us alone. We should be allowed to live openly without being discriminated against or oppressed.
    For the preachers like this person, tolerance means they get to call for us to be shunned, tortured and killed. We are constantly verbally abused by scum like this and we are supposed to “tolerate” it.
    Fuck this guy.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Look at those ugly signs, I was hoping it was Milo who got slammed.
    Oh well, … a little dino can only pray.

  • edrex

    If you ask me Ms. Brubaker showed admirable restraint.

    • Kelly Lape

      If I advocated violence (which I don’t) – I’d at least get her to a batting cage to put more power in her swing. (end snark).

    • Bj Lincoln

      Yes she did. I don’t think I would stop once I started.

      • TuuxKabin

        See why I like you so!

  • Kelly Lape

    Matrydom. This man will be the Martyr de jour for the conservative news circuit (i.e. Faux “News”) for the month of June. He will be a Trump “Talking Point”

    The satisfaction anyone might gain from bashing his head in, will pale in comparison to the political harm this type of behaviour causes. With the Target Terrorists making their circuit around the country it is going to be a very ugly summer.

    Violence is never the answer. Oppressed populations have taken much worse abuse over the life of America (so-called home of the free). The verbal abuse of 2016 is nothing. Suck it up and shout them down, but don’t give them amunition. This was a case of taking a baseball bat to a gun fight. You can bet your ass these “Christians” will now start packing. Christians are like Hydra (hat-tip to Marvel) – You bash one’s head in and two will come back with guns.

  • MBear

    arrested? or a public service?
    what a world – what a world

  • Bj Lincoln

    This mans signs and ‘protest’ should be against the law. It IS Hate Speech. He should have been arrested and convicted with a stiff fine for the first offence. Jail time for any more.

    • Paulino

      Trump also finds the First Amendment pesky. Can he count on your vote?

      • Bj Lincoln

        There is a big difference between free speech and condoning rape and death ass. We should NOT have to put up with the haters lies and calls for violence against anyone. Drumpf open the door for haters to say and do what ever they want. He is a fucking joke and will NOT be President.

        • Paulino

          I’m a solid democrat, but dismissing Trump as a “joke” is foolish. We are about to nominate a damaged, vulnerable candidate.

          Trump didn’t “open the door” to this kind of behavior. There have been anti-gay street preachers on the corner of Market and Powell in San Francisco for decades. You’re all for free speech, as long as YOU get to decide what crosses the line.

          • Bj Lincoln

            Piss off

        • Jeff Chang

          May we ban the Quran then?

    • NancyP

      Disorderly conduct or loitering. Guy ranting on sidewalk, presumably staying in one place causing a scene. Enterprising cop would search him for drugs as well. Meth-head?

  • motordog

    If it wasn’t for the fact that the law will somehow reward this shitbag (can you say lawsuit), I couldn’t care less if he’s hit with a baseball bat. It’s galling…but we MUST refrain from this behavior…no matter how VERY tempting.

    • Paulino

      Sure. He’ll really cash in suing the 19-year-old.

      • NancyP

        Well, she ought to pick up the co-pay for his stitches, if needed.

  • Kelly Lape

    When a priest molests a child – it’s a “bad apple”

    When a street preacher is hit in the head with a bat, all LGBT people have no tolerance. And “they” wonder why we call them bigots.

  • JB

    Skip to the good stuff @ 17:12

  • Acronym Jim

    From douchebag’s sign:

    “I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh. Pvbs 1:26”

    Oh, delicious irony.

  • Lumpy Gaga
  • Acronym Jim

    Every single news article on this incident should use the same heading photo Joe used to put this in its proper perspective.

  • Paula

    I have only thing to say to this young woman. Amateur!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Galatians 6:7…

    • David Walker

      I still prefer Matthew 6:1.

  • Larry Gist

    If you think Christians are all loving and just want what is best for people, wait until they start beating you over the head with their Bibles…

  • Ron

    I really wasn’t expecting to lol when I got to the part where he got conked in the head.
    Maybe it was because he finally shut up.

  • Mark

    Hmmm….appears she has taken off the gloves. She’s a batter,… not a catcher.

    I don’t support things getting physical – but I sure don’t feel bad for the asswipe corner freak.

  • Herald

    I don’t feel the least bit sorry for him, but the law is the law. You can’t beat people just for being assholes.

  • Xuuths

    So, he’s got a sign saying “You deserve rape” which is clearly advocating specific violence against specific people (those who are reading the sign), and is then complaining about when someone is violent against him? Um, that’s hypocrisy.

    However, I am against vigilante violence, even against hypocrites or christians (but I repeat myself). The attacker was in the wrong.

    • Jeff Chang

      Go file a police report yhen

      • Xuuths

        You’re a little confused about police reports. You can’t file them if you aren’t even in the same state as the alleged crime.

        • Jeff Chang

          Fly down and file one then.

          • Xuuths

            You’re still confused.

  • Spudger

    Well. That was…really satisfying. I mean like, *really* satisfying.

    Someone please edit this with cartoon sounds.

    (Also, i am refraining from commenting on the rightness or morality of her going after this dude with a baseball bat, I’m just going with my id on this one)

  • ikahana

    So promoting and encouraging violence with horrific “You Deserve Rape” signs, but getting hit on the head shows a lack of tolerance. Got it.

  • Tammy Rainey

    Westboro doesn’t apply to ALL Christians, just those who stand in the street (or other public place) and scream at people. Worse, IF the Bible is true (I say that for all the readers here who believe it’s not) then folks like this idiot are driving more people FROM salvation than towards it so even within the context of what he believes, he’s a train wreck.

  • JustSayin’

    This is not a good thing, as much as some might feel he earned it from his hate and the method he used to agitate people, our side loses when someone physically assualts them

    • Friday

      Frankly, only because we’re subject to some serious double standards about provocations.

  • EqualityForAll

    But, but, but… intolerance is one thing we just won’t tolerate.

  • ZhyKitty

    While violence is wrong, I still nearly fell over laughing when, right after you hear the bat, the man who’d been telling him to STFU said “See, that’s what I’m telling you”. It was like something out of a comedy sketch.

  • TheManicMechanic

    That is a more satisfying ping of a bat than one you’d hear during a home run hit at the Little League World Series.

    • ZhyKitty

      Agreed! Then to top it off, right after you hear the bat ping off his head, you hear that man say “See? That’s what I’m telling you!”… I couldn’t help but laugh.

  • cminca

    It seems to me that this type of person is just afraid that when the playing field is level that they just can’t compete…..

    When the playing field is level they can’t compete with a black man…..can’t compete with a woman…..can’t compete with a queer….

    Seems like God and the law need to come to rescue and hold up these poor, defenseless white heterosexual males. Otherwise they are going to end up being the flotsam and jetsam of society.

  • MT YVR

    Why is the assumption the person who hit him was part of the GBLT community? Dude I’ve been sexually assaulted. When I see signs like his “Oh, you deserved it” crap? I get hot under the collar. I can’t imagine what it’d be like for a woman who’s even further disempowered to report or be taken seriously. Seeing this shit and going on and on and on… Am I surprised a woman finally lost her shit on his head?

    Nope.

    (applauds)

    God Laughs At Your Head Wound, asshole.

    I don’t condone violence. I avoid it at all costs. But I sure as shit understand it. And seriously question why this guy thinks it’s GOT to be GBLT that retaliated.

    • Friday

      Cause he’s a hater and wants in on the Walmartyr bucks.

  • wmforr

    Who would Jesus rape?

  • Just a little harder next time, please. If you’d have done it right the first time, you’d be a national heroine!

  • Queequeg

    The only thing I feel bad about is that the girl (I’m assuming she was a high school student) was arrested and charged. I doubt a baseball bat would damage that guy’s thick skull.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      Yeah, this guy gets to be a martyr and the girl’s life will probably be ruined by this.

  • TK

    While I don’t condone such violence, I’m also glad she totally clocked that dumb fuck. He doesn’t have enough of a brain to be damaged anyway. His poisonous bigoted opinions have no place outside of a public school. There should be zones set up around schools where assholes like him will be arrested immediately for trespassing.

  • thepinkservbot

    The problem with the claim that acts like these make martyrs of bigots and provide excuses for injustices against LGBT folk is that it assumes that said bigots have ever needed an excuse for committing said injustices. The kids that raped that teenager with a broom handle on “no gay day” in Philadelphia didn’t need this to excuse what they did, the people who tortured Leelah Alcorn until she killed herself didn’t need this to excuse what they did, and the dude who threw boiling water into that gay couple’s faces in Atlanta didn’t need an excuse either.

    Now that it’s on the table that this isn’t how these people operate anyway, I could stand to see a little more good news like this with a greater degree of regularity.

    • Friday

      There’s also the fact that these raving violent haters expect us to be held to a standard like LGBT people and women are somehow in the wrong if they ever do manage to provoke someone, regardless of what they do.

  • Michael

    When this false prophet says there is no such thing as a gay person, he is looking into the future as he hopes it will be and revealing the immoral anti-gay agenda which seeks to “cleanse” America of gay people.

  • jerrydoubleu .

    well…..it shut his yapper…..for terrorizing kids

  • jo gerardo

    I hate the sound of aluminum bats. She should have gone old school and used wood.

  • crankyd

    I’ll go ahead and take the unpopular position that this guy got everything he deserved. Yes, I condone violence against people that antagonize individuals or groups. It’s psychological intimidation and it’s beyond cruelty and can often be comparable to assault.
    As far as the concern that he’ll become a martyr… that’s not my problem. Martyrs only have the power that people give them and I won’t pay respect to them.
    Let them all be maimed or die; they’ve brought it upon themselves.

    • TallBearNC

      Had I been there…50% chance I’d have punched him

  • JCF

    “You Deserve Rape”

    Tabitha, PLEAD SELF-DEFENSE!!!!

  • shrumpi

    sorry, not sorry…

  • TallBearNC

    No sorry asshole deserved it

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  • Friday

    Poor ‘martyr.’ Taunting and threatening rape survivors and then whining when inevitably someone maybe ain’t got the PTSD under control.

  • Thom Kulesa

    I think we should all laugh at his calamity. We should mock the coming of his fear.

    It seems only appropriate.

  • Thom Kulesa

    Telling girls that they are lesser beings, who deserve rape for daring to speak, for daring to exist as actual human beings, is promoting violence.

    He is inciting violence. He should be facing criminal charges for what he does out there.

    But because he claims to be doing it in the name of religion, he is allowed to break laws. He is allowed to violate the safety of civil rights of all the girls in that school, and in that community, because of the excuse of religion.

    Why hasn’t he been placed under arrest for that?

    Finally, after all that inaction, and all those police officers refusing to do their job, someone took matters into her own hands. If that makes people who advocate for violent crimes like this POS just a little big more scared every time he goes out in public, then I’m not going to be very worried about catching her.

    I think she did us all a great community service. He should be scared. Everyone like him should be scared. The police are the ones who should be making him scared, but if they won’t do it, someone has to do it. Good for her!

  • KQCA

    Gays are “not tolerant? How many years and how attacks has it taken for gays to start fighting back? These antigay preachers buckle under a single event. Not endorsing revenge, but just making an observation.

  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    I don’t condone vigilante justice but I do understand it.

  • DavidAZ

    To quote Sophia Petrillo: ‘Stabbed 27 times. Nobody saw a thing.’

  • Adonisus

    I have a big problem with this.

    She should have hit him in the KNEES.

  • Seer Clearly

    it’s really simple: if you’re a woman, say, like the one that whacked this hateful anti-Christ loser, and you’d been raped, and then someone like this loser comes along and says that you deserve it or it’s your fault, then all that pain you suffered comes right back. It’s unbearable, makes you feel completely helpless and disregarded, and for most people extremely angry. What this man was doing was mental abuse to those who had been raped. He deserved what he got. Hate practiced in the name of Religion is still. just. hate.

  • Christianity must be preached with love. “You deserve to be raped” is
    not a pronouncement of love. Neither is retaliation with a baseball
    bat.

    Constitutional freedom of speech does not need to be guaranteed for
    words with which we are in agreement. It is a guarantee to allow speech with
    which we disagree.

    Placidair
    Moonbat wrote:

    He was inciting violence against women — I consider clocking him to
    be self-defense. If someone stood outside of your place of work screaming that
    you deserved to be castrated, how do you think you’d
    react?

    Sandy
    Kramer resonded

    to

    Placidair
    Moonbat : How would I react? I would hope that I would react
    by praying for God to forgive those who hate me. In John 15:18 Jesus declares,
    β€œIf the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated
    you.”

  • Glen

    Damn Jesus.

    Never coming through for his peeps.