By Mark Harrison
Michele Bachmann has supported Bradlee Dean, had of the “You Can Run But You Can’t Hide International” ministries.
While arguably not as close as Obama’s and Wright’s relationship, Bachmann and Dean’s ties date back several years. In 2005, Bachmann, then a state senator, gave Dean’s ministry a letter of endorsement after Dean sent her a copy of his comic book, “My War.”
“Your work is a testament to the struggle our youth are facing in making the right choices in the face of controversy and peer pressure,” she wrote. “I commend you on writing this book for parents and youth alike.”
She was also a guest on the Dean’s “School of Hard Knocks Roxx,” a radio show on Christian station KKMS.
The following year and just before she won her first campaign for the U.S. House, Bachmann attended a fundraiser for You Can Run (YCR) and offered a lengthy prayer in which she referenced the “last days” and plead with God to increase the ministry’s reach ten-fold.
Jake McMillan, co-leader of Dean’s group supports locking up gays as the “right” and “moral” thing to do, and praised countries that have the death penalty for gays.
On the group’s radio show, broadcast live from the Heritage Foundation on May 22, co-leader Jake McMillian praised the actions of the African nation of Malawi which has recently arrested a gay couple for getting engaged.
“They are very conservative,” he said. “They sentence people for crimes against nature.”
Frontman Bradlee Dean added, “They are very moral; they uphold the laws.”
McMillian continued, “We have got countries all over the world that are standing for what’s right and what’s wrong. In Rwanda, there’s legislation right now that repeat offenders of homosexuality will spend their life in prison.”
“Yes!” interjected Dean.
Dean is known for his homophobic, anti-Muslim, and anti-Obama rants, one in which he said there is no difference between Obama and Osama.