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Iowa High School Students Subjected to Hateful Anti-Gay Lecture from 'Christian' Ministry: VIDEO


Over the weekend, Brandon posted about the visit paid to Iowa's Dunkerton High School by Junkyard Prophet, the rock band/missionary tentacle of 'You Can Run But You Can't Hide Ministries', a Christianist group founded by Bachmann-ally Bradlee Dean.

Dean once called Barack Obama a heathen while delivering an opening prayer at the Minnesota State House, and sued Rachel Maddow for pointing out that Junkyard Prophet supports Muslim ideology calling for executions of homosexuals.

School officials had no idea about Junkyard Prophet's background, so they were allowed to give an assembly to junior and senior high school students in which a band member condemned homosexuality and told students gays are sexual deviants who die at the age of 42. They were also shown images of aborted fetuses.

Now there's video of that portion of the assembly, provided by the You Can Run But You Can't Hide Ministries itself.


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  1. wow. and then we have schools banning PFLAG parents from coming in to share stories of love and acceptance and understanding for their LGBT-inclusive families.


    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 12, 2012 6:02:17 PM

  2. If gays die at the age of 42 then why am I still alive at 65? Just another group of haters with nothing better to do with their lives except interfer with other people's lives.

    Posted by: Macmantoo | Mar 12, 2012 6:04:58 PM

  3. I didn't want to click on the video, but I just assumed he was yelling?

    Posted by: zeddy | Mar 12, 2012 6:08:01 PM

  4. Ignorant morons that don't know the difference between sexual orientation and behavior (actions). -- I love how they question the students about believing the media. Yet they want these same kids to believe everything they're saying without question. Hypocrites. They also disabled comments on YouTube. So that means they don't believe in open dialog, and are afraid to have their ideas challenged. Again, they're nothing but hypocrites.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Mar 12, 2012 6:08:51 PM

  5. Such is the standard for Christianity, David. How are they not regarded as terrorists and dealt with accordingly? They've traumatised those youth.

    Posted by: Sarm | Mar 12, 2012 6:12:52 PM

  6. It makes me sad that none of the students in attendance stood up and spoke out against this. Young people need to be heard. Say something when you disagree.

    Posted by: Jim in Salem | Mar 12, 2012 6:30:45 PM

  7. They are terrorists and the local taxpayers are paying them to speak there whether or not they agree with their hate filled rhetoric.

    Posted by: Jeff | Mar 12, 2012 6:31:33 PM

  8. Gotta get around to sending GaGa a thank you note.

    Posted by: Thomas | Mar 12, 2012 6:45:26 PM

  9. No, 42 is the meaning of life, not its end. Sheesh, whatta maroon!

    Posted by: Ellipse Kirk | Mar 12, 2012 6:46:27 PM

  10. Ellipse Kirk beat me to the Hitchhiker's Guide reference.

    Posted by: Max | Mar 12, 2012 7:02:19 PM

  11. "...they question the students about believing the media. Yet they want these same kids to believe everything they're saying without question. Hypocrites."

    Exactly. I wish a smart and brave student or staff member had put him in his place. Someone could have said:

    "Your 'lifespan of 42' figure comes from Paul Cameron, who resigned from the APA in disgrace when it was proved that he had falsified that number in a fake study. So it looks like you should be the first person to take your own advice not to believe every random thing you see or read."

    What I wonder is, why did a staff member not walk up to the microphone two minutes into this and tell students that a mistake had obviously been made and the presentation has been cancelled?
    If these junkyard idiots had started their presentation by telling the kids to stay away from Jews or that black people all die at 42 because they're irresponsible and dangerous, would the presentation have been allowed to continue?

    Posted by: GregV | Mar 12, 2012 7:06:07 PM

  12. I want to know why the school administration was allowing ANY group to do a presentation to the students without knowing in advance the contents. I think administrators should be disciplined -- not even so much for the Xtianist content, but because they were negligent in allowing a presentation they had not screened in any way. Either the didn't know what this groups was going to do which makes them negligent and incompetent, or the DID know what this presentation was which is disgusting and probably actionable should any brave parents decide to take action.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Mar 12, 2012 7:11:10 PM

  13. Ditto Alex Parrish.

    Posted by: Modern Meet | Mar 12, 2012 7:21:47 PM

  14. WHAT are our well-paid Gay, Inc., "leaders" going to do about this sufficient to make any school in the country fear making the same mistake of inviting these lying hatemongers in to preach to impressionable kids?

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Mar 12, 2012 7:31:51 PM

  15. When does this dude get to STFU ?

    Were there no adults in the room to put a stop to this blathering idiot ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 12, 2012 7:33:54 PM

  16. @ Alex Parrish--exactly!

    Posted by: Chicklets | Mar 12, 2012 7:34:34 PM

  17. That's disgusting.

    Posted by: Kyle | Mar 12, 2012 7:36:19 PM

  18. Heads should roll here. A religious assembly for the student body of a public school is not OK, period, even if it didn't happen to also have outrageously offensive content.

    Thank you, Junkyard Prophet, for posting this video, which is convenient for future litigation.

    Has this story hit mainstream national news yet?

    Posted by: Sam | Mar 12, 2012 7:42:26 PM

  19. Bedwell good point but also What are you doing about it?
    Email the school district and let them know how you feel

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Mar 12, 2012 7:53:37 PM

  20. I finally got it to play, mother effers
    What a dirt bag, I sent another letter, we need to flood the town it's not ok

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Mar 12, 2012 8:01:34 PM

  21. This is a PUBLIC school. Realize the kind of indoctrination that is going on in so many private schools right now. Sickening.

    Posted by: William | Mar 12, 2012 8:16:37 PM

  22. Previous post on this said that the band split everyone in 3 groups: boys, girls and faculty. So it sounds like no other adults were available to stop the BS here (assuming they'd have wanted to...).

    Man, this guy makes NO SENSE--he doesn't complete a single thought, jumps from one thing to another, like a quick-cut video. Guess the idea was to just confuse the kids into fear? Couldn't tell at times whether he was talking about Elton, Gaga, Gays or Parents. Aside from everything else, the guy has ZERO talent as a lecturer.

    Here's what I don't get. NO ONE at the school googled Junkyard Prophet prior to this? I mean, come ON, it's not 1977, where all ya had was a press release. I find it really odd that this was approved and booked, and no one on an administrative level had even the smallest amount of curiosity about who and what Junkyard Prophet is, and bothered to check the 'net. WTF?

    Posted by: jim | Mar 12, 2012 8:35:15 PM

  23. Thanks for posting this Andy. It is pretty bad indeed. It should be very interesting to see how this plays out. I can see quite a for organizations jumping on this. I look forward to future posts.

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Mar 12, 2012 8:41:18 PM

  24. Sex education, factual based science about evolution and teaching kids about equality are considered 'indoctrination' but this idiots hateful lies are fully supported by the school ??? What do this classify this as ? And I'm sorry but what a bunch of dumb lazy kids that not one of them asked ANY questions. Please prove me I am wrong and that happens later in the tape...not one of them had an issue with what was being said ? I would love to see if there was a question and answer session at the end. I cannot imagine that teenagers really just swallow this idiocy when they are the generation that grew up with more access to information and learning tools than any other generation.

    Posted by: paul | Mar 12, 2012 8:59:58 PM

  25. PAUL - just because there are resources doesn't mean they get used. And not all resources are created equal.

    It is ironic that the speaker asks the students to be skeptical of the media and popular culture yet he clearly isn't questioning his resources or culture. That he is giving this presentation in a public school is beyond reprehensible. Yet I remember a similar presentation by a religious rock group during an assembly back in the dark ages when I was in HS. Not this obscenely bigoted but definitely Christian. It was wrong then, and wrong now. ALEX PARRISH makes a great point. Whether or not the administration knew what the presentation would be like, they are guilty of negligence.

    Posted by: TJ | Mar 12, 2012 9:21:28 PM

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