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[From a news article in which the headline reads "Controversial assembly at Iowa high school stirs outrage, protest."]


Students and teachers at an Iowa high school say they were blindsided when a traveling band slammed them with anti-gay, anti-abortion and other extremist views during what was billed as an assembly about bullying.

"They told my daughter, the girls, that they were going to have mud on their wedding dresses if they weren't virgins," Jennifer Littlefield, a mother of a Dunkerton High School junior, told the Lacrosse Tribune.

The band, Junkyard Prophet, began the assembly late last week with music, then separated the boys and girls into different groups.

That, according to the newspaper, is where everything went off the rails.

The girls were told to assume a submissive role in their household and remain "pure" until marriage, students said. The boys said they were shown images of musicians who died of drug overdoses.

Junkyard Prophet bandmembers also told them that homosexuals died at the age of 42, the students claimed.

The band told the WCF Courier they want to host another gathering to restore their tarnished reputation, but didn’t deny the students’ claims.

A colleague of the band, Jake McMillian, confirmed the group showed the high schoolers pictures of aborted fetuses and did not back off the anti-homoxuality claims.

"It's a destructive lifestyle," he argued, according to the Courier. "It's just the facts."

The band tried to rent space for the event, but no one in the small town was willing to host them. They eventually held a "community conversation" at a local church, which was protested by nearly two dozen people.

According to the Tribune, the school district is working to get back the $1,500 and $2,000 fee they paid Junkyard Prophet for the school event.

Junkyard Prophet (name of music band), NYDailyNews.com 53 Comments [3/19/2012 2:46:16 AM]
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Serph-no-Okami

Music bands stirring up controversy: You're doing it wrong.

3/19/2012 3:42:18 AM

nutbunny

homosexuals died at the age of 42 - the meaning of life.

3/19/2012 3:51:17 AM

Lpopman

Bradlee Dean, GTFO my genre!

Why are you trying to teach kids hate?

3/19/2012 4:14:04 AM

RiJayden

"Junkyard Prophet bandmembers also told them that homosexuals died at the age of 42, the students claimed."

Most of the volunteers at the Lgbt Commuinity Center I go to are over the age of 50, so STFU and take a flying leap - from the Empire State Building.

3/19/2012 5:07:30 AM

Brendan Rizzo

There is literally no moral difference between Junkyard Prophet and the ultra-Orthodox Jews (yes, I am using the pejorative term on purpose) in Israel who attacked an eight-year-old for being a slut, or between the Muslims (read, practically every Muslim) who want to, in the words of a memetic Photoshop job, "behead those who say Islam is violent". Why does anybody listen to religion at all?

3/19/2012 5:11:38 AM

Swede

If you walk down a muddy path, you will have mud on your wedding gown, that is all.

There was no mud on my wedding gown. I had been living with my husband for 6 years before we married. If anyone thinks that I was a virgin when we married, he or she is totally delusional. What about the virginity of the boys, btw?

3/19/2012 5:14:44 AM

dionysus

Junkyard Prophet bandmembers also told them that homosexuals died at the age of 42

I know of heterosexuals that died at the ripe old age of 22. Does that mean homosexuality is better than heterosexuality?

The girls were told to assume a submissive role in their household and remain "pure" until marriage

And then the girls who actually had a mind of their own, dreams for the future, and a healthy attitude toward (safe) sex said "Fuck off, prick! You don't own me.".

"It's a destructive lifestyle," he argued, according to the Courier. "It's just the facts."

May I remind you that you stated that homosexuals die at 42. You have absolutely no right to claim that you're "just stating facts" you fucking liar.

The band tried to rent space for the event, but no one in the small town was willing to host them. They eventually held a "community conversation" at a local church, which was protested by nearly two dozen people.

According to the Tribune, the school district is working to get back the $1,500 and $2,000 fee they paid Junkyard Prophet for the school event.


Ah, sweet justice! You preach intolerance, you don't get tolerated. Things like this make me think there may be hope for humanity yet.

3/19/2012 5:55:16 AM

rebel

Aptly named band. If this had happened at my old high school, my teachers would have dragged those liars outside by their ears! And, I live in a very conservative state (in Aus) complete with a school chaplain.
Also, I'm sick of these people lying for Jesus. Maybe the "bearing false witness" law can be extended to people who willfully mislead the public about science, spread falsehoods about a community (lgbtqi, Jews whoever) and medicine when speaking in a Public School. At the very least.
You're entitled to your own opinion, not facts.

3/19/2012 6:01:38 AM

Doubting Thomas

No, no, no, no, no. You kids didn't understand. It was an assembly about bullying, all right. They were just showing you how it's done in the name of Jesus.

3/19/2012 7:36:55 AM

Mayhem

The ghost of Keith Moon is coming to revoke your rock band membership card.

3/19/2012 7:44:01 AM

Greater Good

Oh thank goodness! Is it wrong that I saw "Iowa" and immediately assumed the worst?

Great job citizens, stand up to the hate :)

3/19/2012 7:46:08 AM

Thinking Allowed

Now if this was a private christian school they were doing this in, they fundies would be cheering.

3/19/2012 7:52:40 AM

Serpensium

Damn it, why does this keep happening in Iowa? I mean, my high school was tricked into something similar, but it was just generic Christian rock, no fetuses iirc.

3/19/2012 8:07:31 AM

Lucilius

The principal who invited them has now quit. The band's frontman is the same asshole who thinks God tells him to kick women in the face.

3/19/2012 8:10:03 AM

J. James

Wow, who thought that funding a band called "junkyard prophet" with PUBLIC GODDAMN FUNDS was a GOOD idea?! Whoever it is should be fired.

3/19/2012 8:13:09 AM

Jeff Weskamp

I'd like to give a standing ovation for the citizens of Dunkerton....


CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP!!!

3/19/2012 10:28:40 AM

Danarth

Junkyard Prophets could have been a good name for a bad.

Shame these arseholes ruined it.

3/19/2012 10:34:28 AM

Sasha

Honest people who want to preach at teenagers don't usually hide their intentions to get in the door. Unless they knew that was the only way they could gain access. Hope the school district gets their money back.

3/19/2012 10:55:27 AM

Osiris

Now I've been hearing a lot of talk lately about gay kids being bullied. And frankly we're sick of it...being done improperly. I mean these gay monsters are actually still alive at the end of the day to complain about our horrible mistreatment of them. Well at this seminar we'll teach you all the tools you'll need to drive another human being into suicide for the unforgivable crime of being different. I mean it's only what Jesus would want.

3/19/2012 12:07:12 PM

nazani14

This band's crap is on YouTube, and a couple of minutes would tell anyone looking to hire them that they were religious nutcases and their music sucks.

The school administration is lying. They knew that religious bullshit would be spewed at the students, and they selected this band with the intention to harass them. The principal and whoever else was involved should be fired. Even if they somehow missed the nature of the band's act, they should be fired for allowing any un-vetted group to enter the school.

3/19/2012 12:21:31 PM

aaa

And the worst of all, their music sucks pretty damn hard.

3/19/2012 12:23:57 PM

checkmate

I've experienced something very similar to what happened at that high school. That was about 30 years ago.

The main difference was that when the speakers started off with their Jesus crap they were stopped immediately and kicked off the stage.

They got very upset and displayed very unchristian behavior. Then they were kicked out of the building.

For some reason they thought they had a right to do what they had set out to do, even though they were doing it under totally false pretences, and that nobody should be able to stop them.

3/19/2012 1:12:56 PM



The facts? In what universe?

3/19/2012 1:43:16 PM

Lady Evil

Didn't Jesus die at age 33?

3/19/2012 3:13:46 PM

Matante

Thinking Allowed:
I bet they will be behind them all the way and make it an issue of freedom of speech.

3/19/2012 4:02:15 PM
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