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Arizona pastor: Women in yoga pants are ‘partially responsible’ for rape

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An Arizona pastor who is infamous for preaching that women “deserve” rape defended his position in a video published on Monday.

In an interview with Vice, University of Arizona student Dean Saxton, who preaches under the name Brother Dean Samuel, explained why he protested outside a documentary about 1998 Miss World Pageant winner and rape survivor Linor Abargil last month.

“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,” he said. “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 the protest, Saxton held a sign reading, “You Deserve Rape.” And he shouted at women to “give up your immodest clothing” and “yoga pants are sin.”

“One street preacher said, you know, if you dress like it, you act like it, different things like that, you’re asking for it,” he opined to Vice. “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.”

“I believe there are certain qualities that may be worthy of rape,” the street preacher added. “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.”

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While Vice was filming Saxton, he also preached street sermons lashing out at LGBT people, pornography and evolution.

“The cost that you will have to pay and that anyone else who wants to do this will have to pay is that you won’t have very many friends at all,” he pointed out.

Watch the video below from Vice, broadcast April 5, 2014.

(h/t: The Huffington Post)

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Jon Stewart absolutely levels Mitch McConnell on Fox News for his inaction on 9/11 first responders

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Appearing on Fox News Sunday, comedian Jon Stewart lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for congressional inactivity regarding the plight of the 9/11 responders.

Speaking with host Chris Wallace, the former host of "The Daily Show" singled out the Republican among all the other lawmakers who have failed to step up with renewed support.

“Have you had problems with Senator McConnell?” host Wallace asked.

“Yes,” Stewart replied. “I mean, not me personally, but in terms of getting the 9/11 bills passed, Mitch McConnell has been the white whale of this since 2010.”

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Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance slapped aside Donald Trump's claim that Article II of the Constitution "allows me to do whatever I want," as the president put it.

Addressing the president's claim, made during an interview on ABC with host George Stephanopoulos, law professor Vance bluntly pointed out that the president is no constitutional scholar.

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Conservative columnist George Will went on CNBC Wednesday to dig a grave for the Republican Party.

While talking about the rise of economic populism on both the left and right in the United States, Will lamented the decline of traditional conservative belief in the free market.

He also warned that the Republican Party and its embrace of President Donald Trump was doing massive damage and all but guaranteeing that young Americans would flock toward Democrats for years to come.

"Young people have made up their mind about the Republican Party, that it’s kind of the dumb party," he said. "These are the same young people who say they have warm feelings about socialism, but all they mean by that is that socialism means everyone being socialable and being nice to one another. They haven't thought it through."

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