Brother Dean Saxton holding up signs which says that "women deserve to be raped because they aren't good Christians".
How far can one go to stop another from spreading hate speech? Is it okay to harm them physically? Well, these questions popped up after Brother Dean Saxton, a controversial street preacher was hit by a baseball bat for offending the people present around him with his words reports ABC15 News. The preacher spends most of his time holding up signs which says that women deserve to be raped because they aren't good Christians. In addition to that, he does not stop himself from publically condemning homosexuality. But not everyone was going to let this fly.
A while ago, he was standing right outside Apollo High School situated in Glendale, Arizona waving a sign over his head which read "You deserve to be raped." This was criticism that was directed towards the female students present on the campus and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Unable to bear his constant hateful rhetoric, a 19-year-old student lifted her baseball bat and hit him right in the head, as the others cheered her on. The whole thing was being recorded by Saxon and the video footage (which only had the sound of a bat hitting him) of the incident was uploaded by him on YouTube, later.
While he was able to get away with from the place, he suffered a wound on his head which he of course used as a reason to press charges against the student named Tabitha Brubaker. Although the attack, and the attacker, itself wasn't captured in the due course of the video, Brubaker was charged with aggravated assault. For additional charges, they slammed her for the possession of marijuana. The video clearly shows how he called for students to stop "worshipping Satan" and to "change your evil ways."
Standing beneath a tree with his shades on he shouted, "You’re bad. You’re wicked. You’re evil." He went on a rant against "dirty Muslims," homosexuals, Facebook, pornography, pop and rock n’ roll music, among several others. He refers to the Bible as he justifies as to why it's not okay to be 'gay'. He said, "The Bible says it’s not okay to be gay. You need to repent of your sins. You need to stop doing naughty, nasty things, Apollo High School.
You need to stop looking up naughty, nasty things on the Internet." There were other students who tried to stop him from spreading such thing by saying "go home" to which he simply responded, "I haven’t even started yet." A teacher from Apollo High School went up to him and said, "I’m trying to influence the fact that you need to be gone," and that "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?" One of the students also said, "Only God can judge, keep that in your mind."
He was definitely warned by the teacher who told him that if he decided to keep this up and continue this any longer he might be attacked. The same happened and after being attacked he said into the camera, "I shouldn't have stuck around," revealing his bloody head. According to the reports, Brubaker was held on a $10,000 bond at the MCSO 4th Ave Jail facility, where she stayed for more than a week. Supported immediately got busy collecting funds in order to release her and she was on June 3. Unfortunately, she was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail during her trail. Later, news surfaced the Saxton assaulted a University of Arizona criminal justice studies sophomore, Mackenzie Brandt and had was charged for it.
He was banned from the campus of that college but as soon as the ban was lifted he went back to his old habits. He in his ASU Campus visit video, "Most of you women out here, by the way that you are dressed, I can tell that your Father hates you!" Mr. Saxton went to the extent of saying, "It's time to realize that if you show excessive amounts of cleavage you are gonna deserve what happens next." The students also tried to take a peaceful approach by displaying signs that read: You deserve hugs!
Twitterati was quick to respond to this whole thing with sarcasm and disgust.
Did he even fight back? Must not have because if it was a ‘LEGITIMATE’ clubbing, he wouldn’t have bled..men’s bodies have a way of shutting that whole process down..— Laura Takenaka (@TakenakaLaura) September 2, 2018
I mean, he was asking for it going out into public like that.— New Year, Same Robby (@rdhesselbrock) September 2, 2018
I wonder if what he was wearing somehow helped to provoke the attack?— Jessica Dickens (@Jessica_Dickens) September 2, 2018
Look at what he was wearing. How are women supposed to control themselves?— Bluestocking (@msmadscientist7) September 2, 2018
Everyone knows, when a man says 'Don't hit me with a bat' he really means 'Please hit me with a bat'. Especially when they're drunk.— Nick Childs (@npchilds) September 2, 2018