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Arkansas School Board Member Clint McCance Wants 'Fags' Dead


Midland School District is located about 85 miles northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Midland School Board Member Clint McCance's Facebook page really speaks for itself.

Mccance Says McCance in a status update responding to last week's Spirit Day in memory of gay and lesbian youth who killed themselves over bullying:

“Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queers committed suicide. 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 therselves because of their sin. REALLY PEOPLE.”

McCance's status updates were brought to the attention of HRC Backstory by R. Anthony Turner, a 1998 graduate of Midland High School.

Writes McCance in response to commenters on his page:

“No because being a fag doesnt 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.”  He further writes, “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.”

The Advocate made attempts to contact school officials: "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."

A Facebook page has been set up calling for McCance's removal.

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  1. This is why I fight for equality.

    Posted by: Jon Lee Hart | Oct 26, 2010 7:30:35 PM

  2. Bye bye position on school board, respect, friends, job, church membership (?). And too right.

    Posted by: BenB | Oct 26, 2010 7:34:33 PM

  3. The initiative, referendum and recall, once considered progressive, have been used essentially only for mischief, as anyone who is gay knows well.

    This, however, is one time that the recall is not just appropriate, but demanded.

    Posted by: Soren456 | Oct 26, 2010 7:34:36 PM

  4. This guy's itchin' to be dragged behind a truck. Just beggin' for it.

    Posted by: TANK | Oct 26, 2010 7:36:58 PM

  5. With ignorant douches like this on school boards... this country is surely doomed.

    Yeah, yeah, go on blame 'teh gays' for all your troubles, while our kids grow up god-fearing, hateful and >STUPID<, then when the USA is sucking hind tit in the global economy you can blame gays some more. Won't be any more true, but you'll be too fricking stupid to know the difference.

    Posted by: jexer | Oct 26, 2010 7:40:40 PM

  6. Only in Arkansas could a school committee member be so stupid as to use the word "thereselves". Cracker.

    Posted by: joe | Oct 26, 2010 7:46:09 PM

  7. How very Christian of him...

    Posted by: wirrrn | Oct 26, 2010 7:47:05 PM

  8. on his crackbook page mariah carey is listed as one of his favorite singers...

    just sayin'

    Posted by: alguien | Oct 26, 2010 7:50:58 PM

  9. Someone reported this to Facebook, right? They say they want to know about this kind of thing when it happens, so.

    Posted by: kc | Oct 26, 2010 7:52:44 PM

  10. [personal phone information removed - tlrd]

    Midland School district:
    Superintendent: Dean Stanley
    Phone: 501-345-8844
    Fax: 501-345-2086

    Posted by: Clint | Oct 26, 2010 7:54:15 PM

  11. I don't know if I should be more offended by his bigotry or by the fact that a man who is on a school board doesn't know that "thereselves" isn't a word. "Theirselves" isn't even a word but you could see how people could make such a mistake, but "THERESELVES"? Really?

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Oct 26, 2010 8:04:47 PM

  12. It is no wonder that so many kids have trouble learning when school board members cannot even write proper English.

    Posted by: voet | Oct 26, 2010 8:05:05 PM

  13. This is disgusting.

    Posted by: TomSkylark | Oct 26, 2010 8:08:53 PM

  14. In the fall of 1985, Pleasant Plains and Floral school districts combined to form Midland School district. The following spring, I was the Valedictorian of the first graduating class. I can tell you from first-hand knowledge that ignorance runs deep in rural America.

    Posted by: Gary | Oct 26, 2010 8:27:28 PM

  15. Filthy ignorant sack of shit. I'd club him like a baby seal with that dead fish.

    Then I'd cook and eat the fish.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 26, 2010 8:33:10 PM

  16. It's a cliche to say homophobic dudes are self hating homosexuals or have some other deep, dark secret, but in this case it's true. Something pathological is going on in this dude's head.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 26, 2010 8:37:54 PM

  17. Welcome to redneck America. In that area the religious right runs deep. There are even counties that are still dry back there. But Arkansas isn't the only state with that same mentality. Nevada is right up on top with them.

    Posted by: Mac McNeill | Oct 26, 2010 9:00:50 PM

  18. How can someone so uneducated be on the school board? There is a difference between there, their, and they're. Speaks a lot for the correlation found in the election polling where they found a person's education was related to how that person voted on Prop 8. The more education the person had, the more likely they were to vote for marriage equality.

    Posted by: Eric Ross | Oct 26, 2010 9:06:20 PM

  19. "I don't care how people decide to their lives. They don't bother me if they keep it to themselves."

    Aside from not knowing how to spell, the guy is a bald-faced liar too. Of course he cares how people live their lives. Otherwise he wouldn't have spewed this ignorant homophobic diatribe. The fact that he'd disown his own children if they happen to be gay, speaks volumes about how truly unchristian these 'family values' douche bags live their lives.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Oct 26, 2010 9:22:05 PM

  20. He is too dumb to even notice the obvious when he says it: "I like it that fags can't procreate". Duh, clearly it is straight people who give birth to gay children. One way to prevent gay people from existing is to outlay heterosexual sex.

    AND - having been raised a devout Christian by a fundamentalist Baptist preacher (of the extremist variety), I can assure Mr McCance that no matter how strict the upbringing, a gay child will still become a gay adult....

    or commit suicide as a teenager to end the pain caused by the bigotry spewed by people like McCance.

    Which is entirely the FUCKING point of wearing a Purple shirt.

    Posted by: Chadd | Oct 26, 2010 9:30:32 PM

  21. Am I the only one here who thinks this story may be a hoax? Look at the image closely and compare to a real FB page. The image has been doctored, repositioning the header above the comments. Why not just take a full screen shot? Look closely at the last comment, it's pasted in, you can see the right column doesn't align. Its actually a repeat of a previous comment -- FB comments are chronological ... the comments in the image are 6 hours ago, 5 hours, 4 hours, then back to 6 hours (??). If the image is not credible, what does that say for this entire story?

    Also, why distort the other commenters names, other than to hide any trails leading to verifying the story?

    Posted by: david friend | Oct 26, 2010 9:32:23 PM

  22. This ip address seems to be the actual server the Midland School site is on.

    It contains a "copy" of the board members info that they deleted from the internet facing site had.

    It also contains their salaries and other semi-private information

    Dean Stanley
    Years at Midland: 2
    Phone: (501)345-8844

    Nancy Roberson
    Years at Midland: 38
    Phone: (501)345-2852

    District Treasurer:
    Linda Allgood
    Years at Midland: 12
    Phone: (501)345-2852

    High School Principal:
    Donna Clark
    Years at Midland: 9
    Phone: (501)345-2610

    Federal Programs Coordinator:
    Lela McChesney
    Years at Midland: 1
    Phone: (501)345-2610

    High School Secretary:
    Tonya Lamb
    Years at Midland: 4
    Phone: (501)345-2610

    Elementary School Principal:
    Lela McChesney
    Years at Midland: 1
    Phone: (501)345-2413

    Elementary School Secretary:
    Kerri Passmore
    Years at Midland: 4
    Phone: (501)345-2413

    This link was supplied by a poster at JMG and is an annual report from that school. The authors are the same as I just posted above.

    call write shout as these people to oust the bigot!

    Posted by: mikenola | Oct 26, 2010 9:34:25 PM

  23. They call themselves christians, and then wish other people dead, I mean are they so stupid not to see the contradiction... We have to stay strong and proud...

    Posted by: Carlos | Oct 26, 2010 9:34:59 PM

  24. David,

    This can best be answered by asking McChance if he did indeed post those comments. Judging by the comments tone, I doubt he'd have a problem admitting if he did. Otherwise, yeah, maybe it is a hoax. Local politics can be brutal.

    Posted by: ratbastardh | Oct 26, 2010 9:45:24 PM

  25. ...and THIS is why we must continue to vote for politicians that will fight alongside us for equality. To just stand aside and do nothing allows people like this to fill in the vacuum and create a society where "fags" should die because they supposedly sinned.

    I would be VERY surprised if this douche didn't turn out to be Republican, Christian, and in the Tea Party. Just saying...

    Posted by: Brian B. | Oct 26, 2010 9:50:07 PM

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