Clint McCance is a board member in the Midland school district in northern Arkansas. Answering to a call to wear purple last week to raise awareness about bullying and to support LGBT kids, McCance wrote the following message on his Facebook page:
“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.”
When challenged by a few people who asked McCance to think about if it were HIS kids that were being bullied, he wrote:
“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.”
Solid Christian beliefs indeed. The Advocate tried to contact the school board, but calls and emails were not returned. Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese has called for McCance’s immediate resignation from the school board.
In related news,
Research by US psychologists suggests that 80% of men who are homophobic have secret homosexual feelings. This finding lends scientific support to the long-standing speculation that those who shout the loudest against homosexuality have something to hide.
In tests conducted by Prof. Henry E Adams of the University of Georgia, homophobic men who said they were exclusively heterosexual were shown gay sex videos. Four out of five became sexually aroused by the homoerotic imagery, as recorded by a penile circumference measuring device – a plethysmograph.
Prof. Adams says his research shows that most homophobes “demonstrate significant sexual arousal to homosexual erotic stimuli”, suggesting that homophobia is a form of “latent homosexuality where persons are either unaware of or deny their homosexual urges”.