Upset by Ellison’s criticisms, Bradlee Dean says Muslim Democrat wants to overthrow Constitution
By Andy Birkey
Bradlee Dean of You Can Run But You Cannot Hide ministries lashed out at Rep. Keith Ellison on his Sons of Liberty radio program on Saturday after Ellison called Dean “extreme” in an interview two weeks ago. Dean claimed that sodomy is illegal, that Ellison wants to overthrow the U.S. Constitution, and that the Fifth District Democrat disrespected America when he took the oath of office on Thomas Jefferson’s Koran. Criticism against Dean has mounted in recent weeks after he was invited by Republicans to give the opening prayer in the Minnesota House and took a swipe at Obama.
Dean said, “Keith Ellison has been making comments about Bradlee Dean to the Daily Beast saying that the American people might not quite know how extreme this guy Bradlee Dean really is.”
Ellison was interviewed by the Daily Beast shortly after Dean gave the official opening prayer on the Minnesota House floor in late May. Ellison said that Republicans in state House might not know enough about Dean.
“There’s a slight possibility they may not know quite how extreme this guy is,” he told the Beast. “But they ought to know.”
Ellison said Dean’s prayer was an example of the Republican party tracking toward the extreme right. “The people on the extreme have the momentum on their side, and they punish people in the middle,” he said.
Dean took the “extreme” label personally on his radio show on Saturday.
“The extreme that America is looking for is called leadership,” he said. “To make myself clear the extremities that I have advanced in this ministry according to Keith Ellison are not lawless but lawful. He’s breaking the law, and I’m magnifying the law, so again if you want to define me as being extreme for our country so be it.”
Dean didn’t stop there, however. He accused Ellison of trying to overthrow the U.S. Constitution and said that perhaps Ellison was upset because the U.S. doesn’t follow Sharia law.
“Keith Ellison seems to forget in his folly that I’m not the one trying to overthrow our Constitution or the laws of our land, he is,” Dean told listeners. “I may be extreme but I’m extreme in preserving this country because I love my country and my people.”
“What you have to understand is the problem with the radicals, they don’t know how to deal with those who do not roll over every time they want another law overthrown. Those days are over, radicals! Because people are tired of being rolled over by you and America’s been screaming from the house tops for three years now. Enough is enough!”
He continued, “I would also ask Keith Ellison, what is extreme about our laws? What is it you don’t like about who we are Keith? Our laws say no to Sharee [sic] law in this country. Is this your problem? The people all over the country are rising up against the gay agenda that you Keith are attempting to put forth. Thirty-one states of the 50 states have voted down gay marriage and another one to come. Is this your problem, Keith?”
Dean then stated that sodomy is illegal in the United States, a claim that is false. Sodomy laws were declared unconstitutional in Minnesota in 2001 and nationwide in 2003.
“Apparently Keith Ellison doesn’t know that sodomy is illegal in this country. That’s pretty extreme Keith, but then again Keith Ellison is also the first to blatantly disrespect everything about who we are as a Christian nation. Keith Ellison broke tradition in this country by swearing on the Koran rather than the Holy Bible. That’s pretty extreme, Keith, but not righteously.”
Dean has repeatedly lashed out at Ellison in the past.