Clint McCance is the vice president of the Midland School District in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas, or at least he was. Last week, McCance went on a Facebook rant saying that he hopes all gays kill themselves. His hateful gay bashing rant was triggered by spirit day, which encouraged people to wear purple in honor of the gay teens who committed suicide this year.
Here are some of McCance’s comments:
“The only way im wearin it (purple) for them is if they all commit suicide.”
“I also enjoy the fact that they often give each other aids and die.”
McCance talked to Anderson Cooper on Thursday night, and Cooper got McCance to apologize for his remarks, and to quit from his position on the school board.
According to the Upshot, McCance has received thousands of hateful emails after his comments were made public.
“I’m reaping what I’ve sown. I’ve had a lot of hate speech thrown at me and my family on every level.”
Education officials in the state condemned McCance’s comments, but said that they couldn’t fire him because he was an elected official. McCance announced on Thursday that he would resign.