Friday, October 29, 2010

Homobigot Clint McCance says he'll resign to 'spare the school district the bad press'

Homobigot Clint ("they want me to wear purple because five queers committed suicide") McCance, vice president of the Midland School District in Arkansas, says he is sorry for his hateful anti-gay rant and that he will resign (before he is fired, no doubt) to 'spare the school district the bad press'.

I am so glad to see Clint, that you are putting your career and the school board's best interests, first. I'm sure a new career awaits you with the Tea Party.

On Thursday night (Oct 28th), McCance disowned his comments:
"I'm sorry I've hurt people with my comments," Clint McCance, vice-president of the Midland School District in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas said.

"I'm sorry I made those ignorant comments and hurt people on a broad spectrum."

"I would never support suicide for any kids," he said. "I don't support bullying of any kids."

"I'd like to extend apologies to those families that have lost children, for all those children who feel that suicide is the only way out, especially for the five families who have already lost children," he said, referring to a rash of recent suicides by gay teens. "I brought more hurt on them... they didn't deserve that and I do feel genuinely bad for them."

Though he disapproves of homosexuality, McCance said that "I give everyone a chance and try to love everyone."

McCance said that he has received an outpouring of criticism over his comments, including "thousands of phone calls, hate mails, people threatening to kill my family and me."

He said he has sent his wife and two kids out of the state because of fears for their safety and that he is installing a security system at his home.

"I'm reaping what I've sown," he told CNN. "I've had a lot of hate speech thrown at me and my family on every level."

He said he would resign from the school board to spare the district the bad press and distractions of dealing with the fallout from his comments. "If they decide after five or ten years to vote me back in, then I'll run again," he said.
Clint McCance talks with Anderson Cooper - Pt. One

Clint McCance talks with Anderson Cooper - Pt. Two

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