It’s been a while since I’ve given away a Robert O’Brien Trophy for stupidity above and beyond the call of duty, but Clint McCance has surely earned one. McCance is the vice president of the Midland School Board in Arkansas. And he got so worked up over a gay rights protest asking people to wear purple for a day to call attention to gay teen suicides that he wrote on his Facebook account:
“Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queers killed themselves. 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 thereselves because of their sin. REALLY PEOPLE.”
You have to love the fact that the vice president of a school board uses non-existent words like “thereselves” and can’t master the basics of capitalization or punctuation. But that was just the beginning of his vile pronouncements. He actually got much worse:
Initially, six people “liked” McCance’s message. He also received supportive comments, though some challenged his statement. A commenter wrote, “Because hatred is always right.” That led McCance to write, “No because 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 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.”
McCance was again challenged on his statements — and his Christianity. Wrote one commenter: “YOU NEED TO STOP AND THINK FOR A SEC GREAT YOU BIG CHRISTIAN MAN ! SO KEEP ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS TO YOUR SELF YOU DONT WANT PPL TALKIN ABOUT YOUR FAMILY SO DONT TALK BOUT OTHERS.”
McCance responded with, “I would disown my kids 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.”
What would Jesus do? If he has any sense, he’d kick the shit out of assholes like Clint McCance. Since he’s an elected official — which speaks volumes in and of itself — the school board couldn’t fire him, but he resigned his position on the school board during an appearance on CNN. Good riddance. Jerks like this are almost enough for me to wish there was a hell where they could go.