An Arizona street preacher who held up a sign reading “You deserve to be raped” was hit over the head by woman with a baseball bat who became enraged at his hateful rhetoric. Dean Saxton had been standing outside Apollo High School in Glendale, Arizona, loudly condemning students and members of the LGBT community when he was approached by a 19-year-old student wielding a baseball bat.
Saxton posted the video to YouTube, where he is shouting condemnation through a loudspeaker at students on the opposite pavement. He called for students to “change your evil ways” and stop “worshipping Satan”.
He’s also heard shouting: “You’re bad. You’re wicked. You’re evil,” Saxton called out, wearing sunglasses under the shade of a tree.
He ranted against everything from social media to pop music. He also condemned “dirty Muslims.”
“The Bible says it’s not okay to be gay,” he said. “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.”
Students rebuked him and told him to “go home.”
Apparently that happens a lot while he performs his so-called “street preaching” by yelling hateful things at people. On the day of the incident, people were incensed at him for holding a sign saying: “You deserve to be raped.”
“I’m trying to influence the fact that you need to be gone,” one teacher said to him. “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?”
The preacher walked away and filmed the blood on the side of his head, then uploaded the video to YouTube as he often does.
You can witness the baseball bat incident here: