Controversial speaker Bradley Dean returned to Spanish River High School Thursday, three weeks after he was kicked out.
Dunn, a youth minister and musician known for his strong stances against homosexuality and abortion, spoke to the school's American Club. Principal William Latson said he required Dunn to leave campus Feb. 13 because his visit hasn't been pre-approved.
The Orlando-based Liberty Counsel, which takes on religious freedom cases, complained in a letter to the district that the real reason Dean was banned was because of his controversial views. The group argued Latson violated the First Amendment rights of the club and of Dean.
"It had nothing to do with his viewpoints," Latson said. "The club didn't follow procedures. The second time, they did and he was allowed to speak."
Latson said the school district's legal department advised him that Dean should be allowed to speak if proper protocols were followed.