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Bradley Dean Smith

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Bradlee Dean delighted by softball coverage in New York Times

    ​In the past, conservative pastor Bradlee Dean has been an outspoken critic of the media. Dean (real name Bradley Dean Smith) is even suing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and Minnesota Independent writer Andy Birkey for their coverage, accusing the two reporters of defaming him by taking an excerpt fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Bradlee Dean sues Rachel Maddow

    Smith wants more than $50 million from the MSNBC host.​Punk rock preacher Bradley Dean Smith will announce plans later this morning to sue MSNBC host Rachel Maddow for more than $50 million. According to Smith, better known as Bradlee Dean, Maddow and other unnamed news outlets defamed him by twe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Bradlee Dean suing Andy Birkey of Minnesota Independent as well as Rachel Maddow

    Photo by Nick Pinto, Village Voice.Sporting a Minnesota Twins t-shirt, Smith and his lawyer announced the lawsuit in New York this morning.​Controversial pastor Bradley Dean Smith announced this morning that, in addition to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, he is also suing Minnesota Independent writer An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Minnesota Independent, MSNBC respond to Bradlee Dean lawsuit

    Birkey has won awards for his coverage of Smith.​The Minnesota Independent is standing by its reporting, denying allegations that writer Andy Birkey defamed punk rock pastor Bradley Dean Smith. Smith, a.k.a. Bradlee Dean, filed a lawsuit against Birkey this morning, alleging that Birkey and MSNBC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Video of Bradlee Dean lawsuit press conference

    Smith held a press conference this morning in New York to announce the lawsuit.​Minnesota pastor Bradley Dean Smith -- a.k.a. Bradlee Dean -- announced earlier today he is suing MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow and Minnesota Independent writer Andy Birkey. The civil suit, filed today in Washington, D. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Bradlee Dean Interview, Part 2: Taxes, Michele Bachmann, and the Capitol Prayer Debacle

    Bradlee Dean on Kurt Zellers: "He's a liar. He straight up lied."​In late May, pastor Bradley Dean Smith, the subject of this week's feature, launched himself into the public eye by delivering a controversial prayer on the floor of the Minnesota Legislature. Smith, better known as Bradlee Dean, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Bradlee Dean Interview, Part 1: The Early Days, Finding God, and the Public School Circuit

    City Pages sits down with Smith to talk about how his ministry came to be.​Since starting his evangelical, punk-rock ministry more than 10 years ago, Bradley Dean Smith has been the subject of much public scrutiny. For years, he's been accused of blurring the lines between church and state by tou ... More >>

  • News

    July 13, 2011

    Bradlee Dean's benediction

    How a tracksuit-wearing homophobe became the MN GOP's favorite preacher

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