Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) are speaking out against Clint McCance, the Arkansas school board member who cheered the deaths of gay teens.

“Clint McCance has put a face on the hate that devastates our young people,” Joe Solmonese, president of HRC, the nation's largest gay advocate, said in a statement. “McCance and his hate shouldn't be allowed near children, let alone managing their education. We call for his immediate resignation from the school board.”

Solmonese is joined by more than 11,000 members from the Facebook group Fire Clint McCance in calling for the Midland School District to fire McCance.

In responding on his Facebook page to Spirit Day, a day that encourages people to wear purple to remember gay teens bullied to death, McCance cheers the suicides, says he “enjoys the fact that [gay people] they often give each other aids and die,” and declares he would disown his children if they were gay.

Burns, the openly gay councilman whose video of a recent speech on bullying at a city council meeting has gone viral on the Internet, called McCance a bully.

“I can assure you that changing the course of just one potential lost life is worth our standing up to the bullies like Clint McCance,” Burns wrote on his Facebook page, gay weekly the Dallas Voice reported. “Trustee McCance is a failure as a responsible adult, an embarrassment to the good citizens of Midland, and he has betrayed his community's trust.”