Clint McCance, the school board member facing fierce criticism for posting anti-gay comments on his Facebook profile, has officially resigned, CNN reported.

McCance apologized for his remarks Thursday on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. In the segment, he also agreed he would resign his post as vice-president of the Midland School District board in Arkansas.

“I'm sorry I've hurt people with my comments,” he said. “I'm sorry I made those ignorant comments and hurt people on a broad spectrum.”

McCance cheered the suicides of gay teens in a post responding to Spirit Day, a day that encourages people to wear purple to remember gay teens bullied to death. He also wrote that he “enjoyed” the fact that gay people often “give each other AIDS and die,” and declared that he would shun his own children if they turned out to be gay.

Midland School District Superintendent Dean Stanley told CNN that the board had unanimously voted to accept McCance's resignation.

The 30-something father of two told Cooper that he would “never support suicide for kids.” “I don't support bullying of any kids,” he said.

During the height of the controversy, a Facebook group calling for McCance's ouster swelled to over 70,000 members in just a matter of days.