Anderson Cooper on Clint McCance
Clint McCance, vice-president of the Midlands school district in Arkansas, came to the public spotlight recently for his inflammatory comments about gay teens. Mr McCance said on his Facebook page that he wanted gay people to commit suicide and was glad for the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the gay community. Following an international media outcry Mr McCance has subsequently distanced himself from the comments saying on the Anderson Cooper show: “I’d like to extend apologies to those families that have lost children, for all those children who feel that suicide is the only way out, especially for the five families who have already lost children I brought more hurt on them… they didn’t deserve that and I do feel genuinely bad for them.”
Frankly I don’t believe a word of his so-called apology. He’s clearly frightened by the hate mail he’s been receiving and the public condemnation of his comments. What a coward. If he’s going to be an ignorant bigot than he should at least stand by his convictions and see how he likes being victimised and driven to the brink. I cannot begin to express how repulsed I am by this man. How he got into that position of power for the welfare of thousands of kids in his district with those kinds of hateful, extremist views, I have no idea?!
Thankfully the weight of condemnation against his comments has forced him to resign. I truly hope that his replacement goes out of their way to try to repair some of the hurt that this man has caused.