DUNKERTON, Iowa (AP) — Potentially offensive messages about homosexual and transgender people have prompted a contrary message of tolerance from an eastern Iowa school superintendent.
Waterloo television station KWWL reports (http://bit.ly/wG2QAK) Dunkerton Community School Superintendent Jim Stanton talked to students Thursday afternoon that the messages delivered during an assembly earlier in the day.
Stanton says the messages delivered by a band Junkyard Prophet and a group called You Can Run But You Cannot Hide didn't conform to the district's teaching of tolerance. He says it was a mistake to invite them.
After the band played some music Thursday morning and discussed the perils of provocative lyrics, the performers and group members reportedly made disparaging remarks about homosexual and transgender people.
The group is based in Annandale, Minn. A representative didn't return a call Friday.
Information from: KWWL-TV, http://www.kwwl.com