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Pastor: Women in Yoga Pants Are ‘Partially Responsible’ For Rape

Dean Saxton is an Arizona “pastor” who calls himself Brother Dean Samuel and goes around preaching that women “deserve” rape.

In an interview with Vice, Saxton explained why he protested outside of a documentary about former Miss World pageant winner and rape survivor Linor Abargil.

Saxton said: “She is a beauty pageant contestant and there’s a lot of provocative, you know, seductive pictures of her that she has put out herself. I believe that if she was at home, and if she had kept to her Orthodox Jewishness, that rape would really probably would not have happened.”

In his protest, Saxton held a “You Deserve Rape” sign and shouted “give up your immodest clothing” and “yoga pants are sin” at women who passed by.

Saxton told Vice: “One street preacher said, you know, if you dress like it, you act like it, different things like that, you’re asking for it. Therefore, you deserve rape. And his last three words I felt like were nice, and I decided to put them on a sign, and go to the event.”

He continued, saying “I believe there are certain qualities that may be worthy of rape. If a woman dresses proactively, gets blackout drunk, and is wearing really revealing clothing, then I would say that she is partially responsible for the rape.”

As one can imagine, Saxton hasn’t won over many friends. He says: “If you decide to do what the Bible says, you will be alone most of the time. Being passionate about anything, there will come a cost. The cost that I had to pay, and that anyone else who wants to do this will have to pay is that you won’t have many friends at all.”

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  • mcorps

    Idiot! I’m a Christian and I say that with complete malice. He is right up there with those zombies from Hillsboro Baptist who picket funerals, synagogues, and enlightened Christian churches. I am partially addressing this to the American Muslim community. Today I found 5 “religion of peace” outrages. If I and other Christians are able to decry the words and actions of rogue Christians, why have I not heard a word from any Muslim condemning this behavior?

    • George O’Hagan

      Yes…this asshat is proudly sporting his “Virgin Pride” shirt…I don’t think that’s a decision he’s ever had to make. But with the muslims…I totally agree. Once in a blue moon you’ll see a local muslim leader from some small town reacting to the latest islamic atrocity saying “But this is not islam”. But where are the leaders of the islamic republics? Where are the religious leaders to condemn murder, hatred and calls for genocide??? To me, their silence shows their tacit approval of murder, kidnapping and female genital mutilation in the name of their “god”. any muslims leaders out there willing to correct me? I’d love to hear a grand mullah say “This is wrong”. But I won’t hold my breath.

      • Sungoddess

        The bible it self is full of murder rape and other atrocities .read it.

    • May Hemm

      Westboro I think you mean. 🙂

    • Sami

      I don’t want to be rude, but have you read your holy book? He, and the WBC are only literally telling you what is inside, and no, jebus didn’t take away all that, in fact in the pages of your own holy book he says he wasn’t there to abolish the old law, but to confirm it.

      • Bill_thompson95

        that book you speak of is insane fantasy

  • aadams1029

    There is nothing that this idiot is saying that has anything to do with Christianity. He’s just a twisted fool who probably wants to jump some of those women in some of those yoga pants he seems to be paying so much attention too…

  • Dottie Parsons-Harrison

    By his own definition he deserves his head cracked for being a weak minded idiot.

  • May Hemm

    I wonder, did this jerk ever meet the rapists that is his FATHER ?

  • brenda owens

    Who does this guy think he is? For his information I am a christian ….and last year I had kidney cancer surgery …for over 10 months after the only thing I could wear out in public was yoga pants because of the swelling and tenderness of my 13 in incision…..praise God I am cancer free as of my last test………….that sort of think is sick …..that is like saying a person wearing nice jewelry or an expensive car deserves to be robbed…..anybody with any knowledge knows that rape has more to do with violence toward women than what one is wearing……

  • Ascended

    Oh I can t say what I want to do to that creature because it would be breaking several laws…… I will leave it at that.

  • Rebecca Lynn

    How disgusting it this!!! I have college age daughters and none of them deserve RAPE. I am ashamed that this man aligns himself with Christ. He never would have said this to anyone!!!! What a douchebag!