Clint McCance is a member of the Midland School District board in Arkansas. Last week, he posted this to his Facebook page:
Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queers committed suicide. The only way I’m wearin’ it for them is if they all commit suicide…
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 don’t tell anyone you are a fag. Keep that shit to yourself,… 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.
This is lethal homophobia at the school governance level. Mr. McCance was elected by his local community to serve on the board. BUT Mr. McCance is also advocating that all gay men should die. Supposedly, he is a reflection of that specific community’s values.
Yet again, this is why adult queers must run for school board as OUT PROUD queers. Because there are too many bigots actually in-charge of our public schools. I am quite fearful for the well-being of queer kids in this specific school district–particularly given the prominence of this one supposed role model.