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LGBTQ Nation: Reality star Dog the Bounty Hunter threatens violence against Dylan Mulvany in hateful rant


Dog the Bounty Hunter went on an unhinged, largely incoherent anti-LGBTQ+ religious rant Tuesday, laced with violent rhetoric and threats aimed at transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.

The former reality TV star, whose real name is Duane Chapman, and his sixth wife Francie Frane, began their hour-plus Facebook Live conversation with “Apostolic Revivalist” Sharell Barrera, who runs an online ministry, by talking about their evangelical activities, including prison ministry, tent revivals, and their plans to open a Christian shelter for women.

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“For a company to hire a trans person and then not publicly stand by them is worse, in my opinion, than not hiring a trans person at all,” she said.

The rambling conversation quickly moved to criticism of the contemporary Christian church. “For many, many years, these holy rollers have done just that: rolled around,” Chapman said. “You see where they’ve got us now. They’ve got kids changing their sexuality.”

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“We have to stop all that, rebuke them,” he continued. “Two ways to rebuke: in Jesus’ name and then physically.”

Barrera joked that Chapman likes to “lay hands on people” and “not the type of hands we do in the church,” hinting at violent interactions on Chapman’s A&E reality show.

“Jesus was not a sissy,” Chapman responded, adding that he’d recently heard a preacher say that “we don’t need no more sissy men.”

Chapman went on to assert that “the people playing church all led to Bud Light,” referring to the anti-LGBTQ+ backlash that engulfed the beer brand and its parent company Anheuser-Busch earlier this year when it partnered with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney. “Get that punk down, rebuke Satan out of him and just give him a couple black eyes,” Chapman said, presumably referring to and deliberately misgendering Mulvaney. “If I ever see him, I’m dropping him.

Chapman’s threats of violence elicited laughter from both Barrera and Frane.

Later in the conversation, Barrera brought up “prideful” ministers, and Chapman seized on the word, launching into a cliché-heavy criticism of Pride Month.

“Pride cometh before a fall,” he said, before insisting that he has friends and family that are “that way.” But, he said, “That’s not the way God made us. He didn’t make Adam and Steve, he made Adam and Eve.”

Apparently intent on hitting all of this summer’s widely publicized anti-LGBTQ+ controversies, Chapman then veered into a rambling critique of the L.A. Dodgers for honoring LGBTQ+ non-profit community outreach organization The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the team’s recent Pride Night event.

Chapman further hinted at anti-LGBTQ+ violence, insisting that “they’re coming for your children,” and that “they” would have to “get by Jesus’s blood and shotgun shells.”

The New York Daily News reports that Barrera responded to gossip site TMZ’s coverage of the conversation labeling Chapman’s comments “homophobic.”

“TMZ just aired lies about my Facebook live,” she reportedly wrote on Facebook. “They are calling us hateful for taking a stand for the Rainbow!” During her conversation with Chapman and Frank, Barrera insisted that “the rainbow belongs to God” and that the LGBTQ+ community has “perverted” it.

According to the Daily News, Chapman’s daughter Lyssa also reacted to the conversation, distancing herself from her father’s words.

“I’m honestly embarrassed to be mentioned on this hateful, disgusting, trash spewing out of my father’s mouth,” she wrote on Facebook. “You all know I’m a daddy’s girl and I love my father. However, this crosses a line. I was not raised by this man, he was not this way until recently.”

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