Thursday, October 28, 2010

Clint McCance demonstrates the best way for a gay child to commit suicide

I would love to see and hear how the religious right can defend this one:

The Arkansas Department of Education has condemned anti-gay comments made by a local school board member and posted on a social networking site.

Midland School District Vice President Clint McCance wrote on his personal Facebook page that he wanted gay people to commit suicide, according to The Advocate, a newspaper focusing on gay news. McCance used the terms "queer" and "fag" repeatedly, promised to disown his own children if they were gay, and stated that he enjoys "the fact that [gay people] often give each other AIDS and die."

A strongly worded statement signed by Dean Stanley, superintendent of the Midland School District, disavowed the remarks. "The district strives to foster an environment that discourages all forms of bullying," the statement read, "and an environment that encourages a safe and productive educational climate of all of our students. The district is very diligent in pursuing and addressing bullying of any variety on our campuses."

A separate statement sent to CNN by Julie Thompson, director of communications for the Arkansas Department of Education, said the department is "dismayed to see that a school board official would post something of this insensitive nature on a public forum like Facebook."
I hear he is running again for the school board unopposed. That's nice. Words cannot describe the absolute disgust I feel at this man. It is the height of irony that this awful story comes out in the midst of religious right so-called experts coming out with statements claiming that homophobia doesn't lead to suicide. Guess what dumbasses, it does. The following is a clip of Anderson Cooper interviewing the man who blew the whistle on McCance's actions:

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