Arizona Pastor: Women in Yoga Pants are Responsible for Rape


Arizona pastor Dean Samuel, also known as Dean Saxton, who is notorious for having said women deserve to be raped, defended his stand on May 5.  In a video posted by Vice, Samuel, who is also a student at University of Arizona, clarified why he protested against a documentary about former Miss World and rape survivor Linor Abargil in April 2014.

“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,” said Samuel.

During the protest, Samuel held a placard reading, ‘You Deserve Rape’, and screamed out to women saying they should give up their immodest clothing. “Yoga pants are sin,” he said.

“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,” reiterated Samuel.

“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,” added Samuel.

During the filming of the video, Samuel was also seen lashing out at the LGBT community, disregarding evolution and condemning pornography.

Watch the video below from Vice’s broadcast:



Casper Rigsby

No. Just no. Women are only responsible for rape if THEY rape someone, which from what I've read doesn't happen too often. The only people responsible for rape are RAPISTS! This is just another example of ignorant men who lack any sense of personal responsibility! It's sickening.


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