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Christian Rocker Dodges Allegations He Called for “Execution of Gays”

Call it outPost submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

Back in August 2010, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow featured a radio clip from Christian heavy metal rocker Bradlee Dean, in which he appeared to support the execution of homosexuals.

In the clip, he claimed Muslims “seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do, because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination. If Americans won’t enforce the laws, God will raise a foreign enemy to do just that."

Dean, founder of the non-profit ministry You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International, filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Maddow last July, claiming his comments about homosexuals and Sharia Law were taken out of context.

But as The Huffington Post reports, Dean – who has received the support and blessing of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann – still refuses to explicitly renounce his words.

In a recent appearance on Mike Signorile’s SiriusXM radio program, Dean was asked five times whether he believed some Muslims are “more moral” than Christians because they support the execution of gays. He refused to answer yes or no, stating instead, "I have continually reached out to the homosexual community."

Apparently explicit condemnation qualifies as “reaching out.” You can listen to the full interview here.

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