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
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.