Ark. School Board Member Wishes All Gays Would Die

Clint McCance's Facebook post gets him unwanted national attention
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2010 2:22 PM CDT
Ark. School Board Member Wishes All Gays Would Die
He wrote comments in relation to the idea of wearing purple...   (?BinaryApe)

An Arkansas school board member is under fire after apparently posting a message on his Facebook profile declaring his wish that all gay people commit suicide. "Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queers killed themselves. The only way im wearin it for them is if they all commit suicide," wrote Clint McCance, according to The Advocate. Later, responding to commenters (some of whom supported his position), McCance added, "I like that f*gs cant procreate. I also enjoy the fact that they often give each other aids and die."

McCance also wrote that he "would disown my kids" and "run them off" if they came out as gay, but noted that they never would because they have "solid christian beliefs." After the comments became public, thousands of people began calling for his resignation, and his profile appears to have been taken down, Politics Daily adds. The school district has also released a statement declaring that it does not "support or condone" McCance's comments. For his complete remarks, and more on the response to them, click here.
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