George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on
the original television series Star Trek, took to YouTube to deliver
a message to Clint McCance.
McCance is the vice-president of the
Midland School Board in Arkansas whose anti-gay rant on Facebook
attracted nationwide headlines and loud calls for his resignation.
The 30-something father of two apologized for his remarks in an
interview on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 and officially resigned
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.
In his 2-minute-13-second video, Takei,
who married his husband Brad Altman after a 21-year engagement in
2008, calls McCance a “douchebag.”
“Mr. McCance, you are a douchebag,”
Takei says. “No person, let alone an elected school official,
whatever their personal or religious beliefs should ever wish death
upon another human being.”
“I predict that sometime soon you
will find yourself in the headlines again, this time caught with a
rent boy from some South American country,” he adds with a wink.
(The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)