High School Assembly Turns Into Homophobic, Anti-Abortion Rant

Least peppy pep rally ever. Students and staff at Dunkerton High School in Iowa thought they were getting a presentation on bullying from Christian rock band Junkyard Prophets. Instead, they got a diatribe about the homosexual evils of Elton John and Lady Gaga, plus graphic photos of dead babies. Parents were outraged and the school is seeking a refund of Junkyard Prophet’s $1,500 performance fee. posted on

1. On Homosexuality

REGARDING ELTON JOHN:

“Elton John sings for Disney movies, okay? They use him on a lot of their sound tracks. How many of you have see “Lion King”? So you know Elton John. You remember the song that he sang on there. This is the moral standard he sets for little kids. Now, again, this is an influencer of kids. ‘I crave to be loved…there’s nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. I just think people should be very free with sex… They should draw the line at goats.’ So his moral standard is don’t do goats. Right there. Is that a good moral standard? Would you allow your son or daughter to spend the night at Elton’s house?” — Bradlee Dean, Junkyard Prophets

REGARDING LADY GAGA’S “BORN THIS WAY”:

“This is what they’re pushing. ‘No matter gay, straight, bi, lesbian, transgender life/No matter black, white or beige, color or orient made/I’m on the right track/Baby, I was born this way.’ What she’s saying is that being black is the same thing as being gay. Sexual deviancy — it’s the same thing. Taking somebody’s skin that they have no choice when they’re born. You’re born as a product of your parents, but your actions — listen to this — your actions, you can be judged, and you do have control over it. You control what you do with your life. You can’t control how you’re born. But she would it have it both the same way.” — Bradlee Dean, Junkyard Prophets

REGARDING THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF GAY MEN:

“Everybody’s talking about love. Did you know the average age of death for a homosexual male is 42 years old? Yeah, his actions literally kill him. And he lives only about half his life out. So do you think it would be love to say, ‘Yo, hey! Stop that!’” — Bradlee Dean, Junkyard Prophets

REGARDING THE LEGALITY OF HOMOSEXUALITY:

“Up until 1961 it was illegal in all 50 states. We protected that institution. Now, teachers, they talk about sex all the time on television. That’s why we bring the topic up. It’s important to understand where love and its guidelines and its boundaries are. In 1998, if you were busted in Rhode Island, you’d go to prison for 20 years. Until 1973, they thought it was a mental illness. Now what are they teaching you?” — Bradlee Dean, Junkyard Prophets

3. On Abortion

REGARDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD (WHILE POINTING AT A SLIDE OF A DEAD FETUS):

“Here’s another example of infanticide. This is somebody that killed their baby through a saline abortion. How many of you guys hear about abortion every day? Have you ever heard of Planned Parenthood? They give you coupons to go get abortions. That’s how much they care about that baby.” — Bradlee Dean, Junkyard Prophets

REGARDING THE ROE VS. WADE DECISION OF 1973:

“Who here was born after 1973? You might not even be here, because the law is no longer enforced that would protect your life.” — Bradlee Dean, Junkyard Prophets

REGARDING WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN TO ABORTION PROVIDERS:

“Did you know, until 1973 anyone who murdered a child in the womb by abortion could be criminally prosecuted depending on which state the murder was performed?” — Bradlee Dean, Junkyard Prophets

“It’s illegal to kill blue whales in this country? But if you’re an abortion doctor, you get to go to work every day, come home, go to work, come home.” — Bradlee Dean, Junkyard Prophets

“Cactus criminals. Did you guys know if you cut down a cactus you could get 25 years in jail? For a cactus. People who commit infanticide? What do they get?” — Bradlee Dean, Junkyard Prophets

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