Over 11,000 people have joined a
Facebook group calling for the ouster of an Arkansas school board
member after he cheered the deaths of gay teens.
At the Facebook group Fire
Clint McCance, members are outraged by the school official's
comments on his own Facebook page.
Reacting to Spirit Day, a day that
encourages people to wear purple to remember gay teens bullied to
death, McCance, a board member in the Midland school district, goes
on an anti-gay rant over the event.
“Seriously they want me to wear
purple because five queers committed suicide,” McCance wrote. “The
only way im wearin it for them is if they all commit suicide. I cant
believe the people of this world have gotten this stupid. We are
honoring the fact that they sinned and killed thereselves because of
their sin. REALLY PEOPLE.”
McCance's Facebook page no longer
appears on the website's search results, but his comments can be seen
in a screen capture.
In responding to a commenter who wrote,
“Because hatred is always right,” McCance wrote: “No because
being a fag doesn't give you the right to ruin the rest of our lives.
If you get easily offended by being called a fag then dont tell
anyone you are a fag. Keep that shit to yourself. I dont care how
people decide to live their lives. They dont bother if they keep it
to thereselves. It pisses me off though that we make a special
purple fag day for them. I like that fags cant procreate. I also
enjoy the fact that they often give each other aids and die. If you
arent against it, you might as well be for it.”
In another response he said he would
“disown my kids [if] they were gay.”
to gay glossy The
Advocate, calls and e-mails to the school district were not