Arizona Preacher Claims Women in Yoga Pants Are a Sin and ‘Partially Responsible’ for Rape (Video)

idiot-1Whenever someone brings up the “rape debate” I instantly feel rage.  There’s no “debate” – rape is rape!  These people who try to blame women for being raped are some of the most detestable people walking the planet.  There’s a huge difference between someone saying to be cognizant of the situations in which they put themselves, and saying that women basically “have it coming” if they happen to dress a certain way.

Which is essentially what this pathetic Arizona preacher Dean Saxton, who preaches under the name of Brother Dean Samuel, believes.  Though it’s a stretch to even call him a “preacher.”  Watching his interview, he just seems like a mentally disturbed individual who hates life and seems to want to try to make other people feel as miserable as he is.

While doing his interview with Vice he discussed why he protested outside a documentary about 1998 Miss World Pageant winner and rape victim Linor Abargil last month.

He 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 of 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.”

During his protest he shouted at women “give up your immodest clothing” and “yoga pants are sin.”

He went on to talk about how he agreed with a street preacher who once told him, “You know, if you dress like it, you act like it, different things like that, you’re asking for it – therefore, you deserve rape.”

So I have to wonder, if someone randomly walked up and assaulted this guy during these protests he does – would he press charges?  After all, isn’t his behavior in attacking rape victims “asking for an ass kicking”?  Isn’t he partially at fault?

This guy’s absolutely pathetic.  To really argue that women who wear such “provocative” clothing like yoga pants are asking for rape is pure ignorance.

He’s just another religious radical who cherry-picks what he wants to follow within the Bible while trying to force his ignorance on others.

Feel free to check out his interview below:

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  • Veritas vos Liberabit

    By his belief, then Adam and Eve are in hell. There were no one there to conduct a marriage ceremony. But then again, God commanded them to be “fruitful and multiply”. and humankind began. This charlatan is manifesting symptoms of schizophrenia with religious preoccupation.

    • surfjac

      Of course they are in hell. They were never baptized nor was the “Son” classified as divine yet and that is the only path to heaven: baptism and belief in Jesus as the Son of God. Since John the Baptist comes later in the whole history of the biblical lands and the council of Nicaea in 325 AD declared Jesus’ divinity, everyone born before that wouldn’t get in to the big casino in the sky.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        poor adam and eve!
        damned serpent!

  • katherine norton malek

    This young man needs serious psychological help. He’s twisted & sick. Wonder how he got that way? His mom is seen on this tape as sating: “i think it’s exciting …” Really lady, perhaps, just perhaps, the root cause of this kid’s illness might lie in your court. She thinks it’s exciting that her son is a lunatic & could be seriously hurt, or removed from campus. Holy shit … excuse the pun.

    • Michael Hill

      No, he needs to be put down like a rabid dog. There is no help for his kind. They are a plague that needs to be eradicated.

  • VeteranMom

    He needs a mental health evaluation and some strong anti-psychotic drugs.

  • Mtookah

    Kick this guy hard in the nuts. The way he’s dressed, he deserves it!

  • Edward Krebbs

    I know that most here will actively disagree at my saying that my perception is that both women and men dress inappropriately.

    But even at that, does this “preacher” (intentionally put in quotes as he most definitely doesn’t represent the Gospel) require women to wear Burqas ? (Incedentally, against New Testament prohibition of women wearing hats – if you want to get fundamentalist). I don’t care if a woman or man walks down the street naked. Inappropriate and bound to attract attention. But IN NO WAY an excuse for rape. For that matter, a polite person would do their best not to stare.

    • strayaway

      Agreed, no one deserves rape. This guy is blaming victims but at least he isn’t acting out by forming a vigilante group of modesty police or insisting that women to dress in burkas. What next, women being required to be accompanied by a male relative like in parts of the Muslim world or historic Korea? Maybe rape is more endemic in societies that insist in women wearing tents because males in such places are taught that they cannot control themselves when confronted by scantily clad women that causes their inability to practice self restraint. Scandinavian rape statistics suggest this. A danger with this guy’s preaching is that some young men might pick up the message that they can’t restrain themselves.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        what a book!
        ============================================ full of contradictions and yet many many sheeple follow it ( see: cherry picking) as if it is infallible
        translation: GOD: yes!!!
        religion? abolish all of them as they are man made

    • Brian

      The bible says women should dress like nuns. That’s why nuns dress as they do. Hoods are not hats.

  • Kelly

    Which part of the bible says yoga pants are a sin. Is there a separate set of commandments on how women should dress

    • Brian

      It’s in the back of the bible. Like the parts about abortion and gay marriage.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        along with stop taxing the wealthy and stop feeding the poor and sickly
        praise (21st century) JEEEEESUS!!

    • fred

      As a matter of fact, there are commandments and ordinances about a holy/Christian woman’s outward adorning in the Holy Bible. 1 Timothy 2:9,10 & 1 Peter 3:1 – 5. The Bible also speaks about the attire of a whore – Proverbs 7:10.

  • surfjac

    He probably got the idea from mr. bill oreilly of the faux news network.

    From Think Progress, March 2009:
    O’Reilly has implied that women who dress in a certain way or consume too much alcohol should perhaps expect to be raped. Here is what he said on his radio show on Aug. 2, 2006, about Jennifer Moore, an 18-year-old woman who was raped and murdered:

    “Now Moore, Jennifer Moore, 18, on her way to college. She
    was 5-foot-2, 105 pounds, wearing a miniskirt and a halter top with a
    bare midriff. Now, again, there you go. So every predator in the world
    is gonna pick that up at two in the morning. She’s walking by
    herself on the West Side Highway, and she gets picked up by a thug. All
    right. Now she’s out of her mind, drunk.”

    A rape should be investigated for the violence and harm against the victim not a discussion about what the victim was wearing.

    • regressive teaparty trash

      bill was extrapolating his unearthly desire for his anatomically IN correct wife to wear ANYTHING sexy so he might break out his ( and rush limbaughs) Viagra for experimental religious training

    • logicbot

      O’Reilly was not saying that the girl deserved to be raped. No one deserves to be raped and no person in their right mind would ever claim something that ridiculous.

      He was however attempting to point out that there are certain actions that can make you a more likely target for a sexual assault. Criminals, rapists included, often profile and choose their targets. Wearing provocative clothing and walking alone on the side of a highway drunk would make you about the perfect target to one of these people. Now while I would agree that the worse factors of these would be less the clothing and more the walking alone at night on the side of the highway drunk, the clothing likely did have an effect on the situation.

      He never says that they should expect or deserve to be rape, that is simply you jumping to conclusions without actually seeing the point of the argument. You are free to dress and act however you see fit, but you know there are disgusting criminals out there looking for their next victim, and you need to be aware of that when you make these choices. You can stop yourself from being that person’s next victim.

      • surfjac

        mr. oreilly is a loon with a history of sexual harassment. he is putting the blame on the victim not the criminal. And that is what is so wrong about what he said. This is a man who said that children are happy to be with a sexual predator rather than their family because they get to play video games.
        mr. oreilly is a jackass of major proportions.

  • His ignorance screams for me to punch him in the face- its still assault no matter how you look at just as rape is rape no matter how you look at it.

  • Michelle Sarabia

    Well, at least the yoga pants leave free movement for the excellent pose… knee-to-groin-knocks-balls-past-tonsils….

  • Bill

    It is extremely obvious that this dude has mental problems, so much so that his freedom of speech should be revoked! At least until he can be captured and put into a padded cell, along with those that ordained his sorry ass!!! I am worried that he is so unstable that he is one step from hurting someone!!!

  • regressive teaparty trash

    ive learned some biblical ( new testament) history!!! it seems- based upon THIS white trash religious( VOODOO) scumbag — that jeeeeeeeesus said that YOGA pants are a sin! Hmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, does that mean if this preacher( see: charlatan) creep is wearing some variation of “yoga” pants I can rape his lilly white ass with a nice burly Arizona cactus???
    F*CK all religions

  • Jim Bean

    Obese women in yoga pants are a sin and are partially responsible for erectile dysfunction in men.

    • Mia

      Right, just like how beer bellied men are the major cause of dryness in women.

      • Jim Bean


  • msdeb

    Wow! What an idiot. So we should just wear a burka since he can’t control his hormones when looking at a woman. Lust is one of the deadly sins. Maybe we should castrate him so he can have those feelings and won’t act on them. Stupid as you can get!!

  • Ryan Murphy

    Ok no just cause a women dresses productively does nit mean a guy has the right to rape someone. People shouldn’t hate him that’s not godly. However, the girl is right only God can judge people. He means well but he misunderstands what he is preaching. He needs to read his bible more and a religious official or a few need to talk to him and show him where it says what he is doing is wrong. He is right though that usually someone who walks with God can be very alone at times but other then that I believe he needs some spiritual guidance from some who knows God and the bible.

  • r_dale

    The new Westboro Baptist Church.

  • Pipercat

    This guy is not a preacher… Shit disturber, but not a preacher.

  • anonymous

    What a fucktard he is. His parents are fucktards too! All three will be going to hell.

  • Jessica Margaret Tran

    Coming from a rape victim I never wore provocative clothing till i was 28 and I wore baggie clothing to were you could not see my figure or my chest. And guys still messed with me .I was looking for a father figure and they did that to the point of me letting down my guard and then they took it further. So don’t tell me girls ask for it and don’t say if they dressed differently. All I got to say is you need to be institutionalized cause you seriously need help. And also fuck you watch what you preach about cause something. Along what you preach about may end up happening to you also I would not point a figure till you have walked peoples shoes and also it does say in the bible that you are not suppose to judge other it is not your place cause you are a sinner as well do not cast the first stone. It is gods place to judge.

  • dylan

    Dat last 10 sec…

  • Tj Tjernlund

    And now he has even more publicity.

  • davehorne

    Well, as an American he has the right to be stupid; he however is abusing that privilege.

  • Kateri Blackwing

    If he says something about my clothes I won’t hesitate in clocking him right in the jaw