Marion Star.Speaking to the River Valley class of 2022, McGuire, the owner of a local manufacturing company called J.L. McGuire and Associates, told them, "Choose a spouse, I suggest.
I also strongly suggest to make sure to choose Biblical principles, you know, a male with a female and female with a male," the paper reports.The school decided to keep the video of the graduation private, and instead released a transcript of the event.
The district sent the transcript and a statement to parents and graduates in an email over the weekend.In its statement, the district made certain to note that McGuire was offering his own opinion, and it did not reflect the district’s view.
The email also indicated that the school administration did not approve the speech before McGuire gave it.The email, according to the Marion Star, went on to say, "As with all alumni speeches in past ceremonies, the speech was not reviewed by anyone on the RV Administrative team or Board of Education.