A Glendale, Arizona woman took matters into her own hands after she’d had enough of a homophobic preacher’s hate speech, according to ABC15.
Tabitha Brubaker, 19, struck preacher Brother Dean Saxton over the head with a baseball bat after he marched around outside Apollo High School holding a sign that read:
‘You deserve to be raped.’
Saxton, who seems to do anything but resemble the Christian faith, regularly patrols local area high schools where he condemns female students and members of the LGBT community.
Saxton captured the incident on video and posted it to YouTube where he can be heard yelling what Brubaker constituted as hate speech.
‘Attention Apollo High School, I am out here as a Christian to represent Jesus Christ to you guys today. I realize there are a lot of students here who are confused – you don’t know Jesus,’ Saxton began.
‘The Bible says it’s not okay to be gay,’ the homophobic preachers shouts. You need to stop doing naughty, nasty things, Apollo High School. You need to stop looking up naughty, nasty things on the Internet.’
The YouTube video proves Brubaker wasn’t the only person who took issue with Saxton, as it also captures a teacher calling out the bigot for his preaching:
‘I think you’re a disgrace to Christianity. Why don’t you go an preach it to somebody who really wants to hear your message, like Westboro Baptist Church?’
After crowds of students gathered around shouting, quite obviously offended, a man approaches Saxton and says:
‘I don’t know if you’re all there or not, but you need to take that shit somewhere [else] cause this is kids man. I don’t know if you’re playing with a full deck, but these are kids.’
Just as Saxton films the man calling him out for spewing his hate speech in front of students, Saxton is hit over the head and the camera’s microphone picks up a loud “thud,” as those around break into loud cheers and applause.
Brubaker was never caught on camera, although it seems like she approached Saxton either from the side or from behind.
According to authorities, Brubaker has been charged with felony assault and possession of marijuana.
Here’s the full video of the incident as uploaded to YouTube by Saxton. Burbler’s attack begins around the 16-minute mark:
Feature Image is a screengrab via YouTube.