Glendale, Arizona street preacher Brother Dean Saxton likes to hang out in front of high schools and yell bible-based anti-LGBT condemnations at passersby. Sometimes he even likes to carry a sign that says, “You deserve to be raped.”
But things went south for Saxton this month when 19-year-old Apollo High School student Tabitha Brubaker struck him over the head with a baseball bat – a retaliation for what she called Saxton’s “hate speech.” Brubaker has since been charged with felony assault.
“The Bible says it’s not okay to be gay,” Saxton yells at the outset of the video he uploaded to YouTube. “You need to stop doing naughty, nasty things, Apollo High School. You need to stop looking up naughty, nasty things on the Internet.”
After some mild interactions with passing students, Saxton is confronted by a teacher, who Saxton brands as an “evil” influence to students.
“I’m trying to influence the fact that you need to be gone,” the teacher warns. “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?”
Just after another teacher asks Saxton to leave, he is hit on the head.