Thursday, October 28, 2010

School Official Wants Gays Dead


Arkansas school board member Clint McCance believes "queers" and "fags" should kill themselves — that is, if they don't get AIDS and die first.

By Neal Broverman (Source) from The Advocate


While schools across the country are taking action against bullying and suicide, a board member of an Arkansas school district is using his Facebook page to encourage "queers" and "fags" to kill themselves.

Clint McCance is a board member in the Midland school district in northern Arkansas. Responding to a call to wear purple last Wednesday to support LGBT youth, McCance wrote the following message on his Facebook page: "Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queers killed themselves. 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."

Initially, six people "liked" McCance's message. He also received supportive comments, though some challenged his statement. A commenter wrote, "Because hatred is always right." That led McCance to write, "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 me 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."

McCance was again challenged on his statements — and his Christianity. Wrote one commenter: "YOU NEED TO STOP AND THINK FOR A SEC GREAT YOU BIG CHRISTIAN MAN ! SO KEEP ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS TO YOUR SELF YOU DONT WANT PPL TALKIN ABOUT YOUR FAMILY SO DONT TALK BOUT OTHERS."

McCance responded with, "I would disown my kids if they were gay. They will not be welcome at my home or in my vicinity. I will absolutely run them off. Of course my kids will know better. My kids will have solid christian beliefs. See it infects everyone."

It's not clear if McCance has taken down the thread, since his Facebook page is private — the messages were made available to The Advocate via a forwarded screen capture. The superintendent of the Midland school district was unavailable and a phone call to the principal of the Midland High School was not returned. There was no response to e-mails to the superintendent and to the secretary of the Midland school board.
"Clint McCance has put a face on the hate that devastates our young people," says Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese. "McCance shouldn't be allowed near children, let alone managing their education. We call for his immediate resignation from the school board."
 
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12 comments:

Gary Kelly said...

Well, well, well, whaddaya know... a twisted mind. How unusual.

Gary Kelly said...

There's a positive side to all this ya know.

Dickheads like McCance insist on publicizing their own bigotry and twisted thinking in the hope of finding support.

It's like telling the whole world, "Hey, check out my foot, man. I just shot it!"

Most people are not bigoted. Most people are fair minded. So the more people who know about McCance and his loopy ideas, the better.

Don't waste time arguing with him directly but rather help him spread his word so that, in the end, McCance and people like him will cut their own throats.

jimm said...

I imagine this guy is still pushing for racial purity, too. And if i ever visit arkansas, i won't drink the koolaid !!!

Stew said...

It's a sad lonely world for people like this. They hate so many people and run to their god for support. I don't believe that there is more than one god and mine would never support them, so you have to feel sorry for them.

I also feel sorry for the children that they produce. Pay attention to who you vote for on Tuesday and keep people like this out of our schools.

J said...

Midland, Arkansas is about a two city block flyspeck in the Ozarks. It's amazing how the rant of some trashy hick can make the national news.

Gary Kelly said...

J's back! Good excuse to have another drink.

JustinO'Shea said...

YESSS! He has a way with words. . . .LOL

Welcome back, J . . !

justin

J said...

Well, here's better news: The hick just resigned from his school board.

Banister said...

I heard a news report that said the idiot had resigned.

But when people hate that violently, and verbalize their hatred, there is some reason behind their behavior. Was he raped as a child? Did some loved and trusted male sexually abuse him? Is he internally torn apart because he knows, in his heart, he is attracted to males?

I'm sorry but I can't bring myself low enough to hate people like him. That would put me down at their level and I refuse to do that. I think it's good that he's resigned from his official position, now let's pray he seeks the help he needs.

Christian values? Again, I'm sorry, but I've read every word reputed to have been spoken by Yeshua-ben-Miriam and I can't find hatred, bigotry, or ill-will towards anyone.

As if Yeshua-ben-Miriam would ever have owned a gun, and voted Republican! Oy!

Coop said...

"I'm sorry but I can't bring myself low enough to hate people like him. That would put me down at their level and I refuse to do that."

I second that, Bannister. If this wasn't on the Dunes, I wouldn't have given it a second thought.
I usually repeat myself with these stories. Sorry, Justin ;-)

So here I go!
In my opinion, being able to demean others makes him/"them" feel better "GOD chose ME not YOU".
People like this guy invoke Jesus' name when it's convenient for THEM.

Some of these "christian" bigots don't just pick on us.

Gary Kelly said...

Banister wrote I'm sorry but I can't bring myself low enough to hate people like him. That would put me down at their level and I refuse to do that.

Does that mean you are capable of hate but are making a conscious effort not to hate?

Banister said...

Of course I can hate. Everyone can hate. I stood in front of the ruins of Crematorium II at Auschwitz two years ago and hated the German people with every ounce of my being. Thankfully, that emotion passed.

I think there is a significant difference between feeling alienation towards a person or group of people who engage in some behavior that you personally dislike, and outright hatred through which you wish them dead. I feel an increasing alienation towards certain people in the United States, but I don't wish them dead, I don't want to deprive them of their civil rights, I don't hate them.