December 22nd, 2010
11:10 AM ET

Best of KTH: Arkansas school board member officially resigns over anti-gay post

CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - A school district member in Arkansas who came under fire for an anti-gay post on a social networking site formally submitted his resignation to the school board Monday, according to the Midland School District superintendent.

The board unanimously voted at a specially called meeting to accept Clint McCance's resignation, Superintendent Dean Stanley said.

McCance, then vice president of the school district in Pleasant Plains, wrote on his personal Facebook page that he wanted gay people to commit suicide, according to The Advocate, a newspaper focusing on gay news.

McCance used the terms "queer" and "fag" repeatedly, promised to disown his own children if they are gay and stated that he enjoys "the fact that [gay people] give each other AIDS and die."

In his typed, one-paragraph resignation letter, McCance said that he "did not represent my school or my position well in my statements on line" and that he was "sorry for all the trouble it has caused the school district and those people that I love in this school system."

"I hope this resignation will help things get back to normal for you," he wrote. "At no time did I want anyone to hurt themselves. I do not support bullying. I do not wish harm on anyone. I always learn from my mistakes and I hope that all of you learned something from this experience.

"I am a better person today than I was a week ago, I promise you. I wish nothing but the best for you all, and may God bless this school district."

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  1. Linnea

    "I don't want anyone to hurt themselves. I do not support bullying. I do not wish harm on anyone."

    Then why did he post this in the first place?? THINK before you post, people! Or it could come back to bite you where the sun don't shine.

    December 22, 2010 at 6:57 pm |