Monday

HOMOPHOBIC JESUS JINGLERS - JUNKYARD PROPHET

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A satisfied customer may tell 3 – 5 people about their experience.

A dissatisfied customer may tell 8 – 10 people about their experience.

The average business never hears from 96% of its unhappy customers.

For every complaint received the average company in fact has 26 customers with similar complaints, 6 of which are serious problems.

Of the customers who register a complaint as many as 70% will do business again with your business if the complaint is effectively resolved. 

That figure goes up to a staggering 95% if the customer feels that their complaint was resolved quickly.

It costs 6 times as much to attract a new customer as it does to keep an existing customer.

1 complaining customer & 26 other dissatisfied customers = 27 unhappy customers

27 complaining customers will each tell up to 20 others = 540 people may have heard complaints about your company.

(Source: AussieHost)
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These statistics should mean something to Junkyard Dog ... er ... Profit ... er Prophet but they don't. Their wall at https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=358737517499201&id=109394309088292#!/pages/Junkyard-Prophet/109394309088292?sk=wall is now filled with protests from across the world.

Junkyard Prophet is part of an Annandale, Minn., nonprofit group "You Can Run But You Cannot Hide", which promotes itself as a Christian ministry but ministry means help and who has this band helped?  Definitely not the students at Dunkerton High School.

The band (if that is what you call their cacophony that includes plagiarism of a Martin Luther King speech) apparently have a tour coming up. I suggest they call it the "The Great Homophobic Jesus Jingle Tour of 2012".  

On http://youcanruninternational.com/event_assemblies/meet-the-team.html
 we learn "Bradlee is the overseer of You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International ... he is also the drummer for Junkyard Prophet, the nationally acclaimed second best unsigned band in the United States. " BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! "nationally acclaimed second best unsigned band in the United States. " ROTFLMAO!!!!!

From http://youcanruninternational.com/event_assemblies/bookings.html
"The cost for the 3 hour program is $3-5,000." What a complete waste of money!
They have made headlines.

"Christian Rock Band Preaches Hate Of LGBT Community During School Assembly, Tells Girls To Be Submissive To Husbands" http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/03/11/christian-rock-band-preaches-hate-of-lgbt-community-during-school-assembly-tells-girls-to-be-submissive-to-husbands/

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They were really trying to push their religion down our throats," said Laura Steffen, 18, a senior ...
Those who tried to leave, including teachers, were shouted down, mocked and intimidated, according to witnesses. Steve Phelan, an English teacher, said the leader in his group chastised the faculty for being disrespectful. "Then he probably spent five or 10 minutes shouting at us about what we should believe," Phelan said. Four members of the faculty walked out. Phelan did not.
"I was upset, but I stayed to fight," he said.

From : http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/prophet-eyes-a-second-visit-to-dunkerton/article_159e75de-6af4-5527-93d6-54ec9614d8e7.html#ixzz1otQiuBZR

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After two musical groups disparaged gays at an Iowa school assembly, the district’s superintendent told students that such messages had no place in his schools.

The Thursday performance by Junkyard Prophet and a group called You Can Run But You Cannot Hide ended with the musicians reportedly spouting antigay rhetoric. Later in the day, Dunkerton Community School superintendent Jim Stanton “prompted a contrary message of tolerance,” according to Iowa’s KCCI. He told students the performance was a mistake and “didn’t conform to the district’s teaching of tolerance.”

You Can Run But You Cannot Hide is a Minnesota-based group that is associated with antigay congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

From http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2012/03/09/Iowa_Superintendent_Stands_Up_for_LGBT_Students/

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News reports state that students and parents were angered that Dunkerton High School subjected the children to three hours of Junkyard Prophet’s hate-filled messages.

from http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/iowa-school-hires-hate-group-to-preach-against-abortion-and-gay-marriage/discrimination/2012/03/11/36169

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They told my daughter, the girls, that they were going to have mud on their wedding dresses if they weren't virgins," said Jennifer Littlefield, a parent upset with the band's performance.
Her daughter, Alivia Littlefield, 16, is a junior, and called Littlefield after the event.
"I couldn't even understand her, she was crying so hard," Littlefield said.
Littlefield also did not appreciate what she described as gay bashing.
"They told these kids that anyone who was gay was going to die at the age of 42," she said. "It just blows me away that no one stopped this." ...

During the breakout session, the young men learned the group's thoughts on the U.S. Constitution and what one Prophet referred to as its "10 commandments." The leader also showed images of musicians who died because of drug overdoses, including Elvis Presley.
Members of the group blasted other performers, like Toby Keith, for their improper influence.
The girls, meanwhile, were told to save themselves for their husbands and assume a submissive role in the household. According to witnesses, the leader in that effort also forced the young ladies to chant a manta of sorts about remaining pure.
Those who walked out or attempted to confront the speakers were shouted down or ridiculed as disrespectful, according to students. ...

Heidi Manahl, Littlefield's sister, also had a student at the assembly. She, too, was appalled by Junkyard Prophet's message and tactics.
"I've never had so many young women come up to me crying because of what was said to them. They were bullied by these people and forced to sit there and told to be quiet," Manahl said.
From  http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/state-and-regional/iowa-high-school-assembly-stirs-protest/article_d754d1b2-6a25-11e1-b4e1-001871e3ce6c.html#ixzz1otSN4etf

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Junkyard Prophets have 342 likes on their Facebook page. Few fans have come to their defense.  How have the band reacted to this criticism on their Facebook wall? By censorship. Yes, hundreds of posts by concerned complaining people all deleted in a frenzy. No criticism allowed. As fast as people were making genuine complaints the comments were taken down.

"Censorship the twin brother of propaganda, is the tool of despots, of idealogues, of ayatollahs, of fantics." - Frank Schaeffer

Junkyard Prophet are just another Jesus Jingle group spewing forth their ignorant homophobic vilification and attempting to force their nonsense on public school students. It should not be tolerated. The band should issue an unconditional apology but instead seeks self-justification for its actions.

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... leaders of Junkyard Prophet .... will schedule a return visit this week.
They want to defend their message, which they claim has been misrepresented since Thursday's school assembly.Bradlee Dean, founder and executive director of the controversial ministry, said Friday the group intends to send a representative to Dunkerton this week. That person will show images taken during the recent performance. "All of it's on film. That's what the people of Dunkerton are going to be presented with sooner or later," Dean said.

from   http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/prophet-eyes-a-second-visit-to-dunkerton/article_159e75de-6af4-5527-93d6-54ec9614d8e7.html#ixzz1otWyAfAD

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I hope they release the complete unedited version to the world so we can all judge for ourselves exactly what was stated and that we don't get their edited version with comments cut out.

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction"  (Pascal - Pensees, Sec XIV, no. 895).

Homphobic Jesus Jinglers like Junkyard Prophet are the worst offenders.