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Head of school that hosted anti-gay band resigns

DUNKERTON, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa superintendent says the principal of a secondary school where a Christian rock band preached against homosexuality and showed students photos of apparently aborted fetuses has resigned.

Dunkerton Superintendent Jim Stanton told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (http://bit.ly/yHvgGA) that principal Mike Cooper's decision to resign is not related to Cooper's recommendation to invite Junkyard Prophet to perform at a school assembly last week.

The band is aligned with a Minnesota-based nonprofit that calls itself a Christian ministry and that the Southern Poverty Law Center considers a hate group.

The newspaper says Cooper declined to immediately comment about his pending departure Tuesday.

Stanton apologized to students last week and said he shocked by the group's message. He says the district preaches tolerance and acceptance.

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