The Wright Perspective℠
Social Commentary from the C-Suite to Main Street℠
A Blog by Gary Wright II
Demand that Clint McCance is removed from school board!
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Clint McCance is a district vice-president of the Midland school board in Arkansas. He recently posted something disturbing on his Facebook page that has a lot of people upset and they are demanding he be removed from office immediately. I have written letters to the school district Superintendent and to the Arkansas Commissioner of Education and I hope you will join us in seeking his removal.
In McCance's posting he encouraged gay kids to commit suicide. Last Wednesday, people around the world wore purple to show their support for our gay youth. In response McCance wrote, "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."
For someone on the school board - I find his comments very scary and I don't want him around ANY kids. He also wrote, "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."
Anyone who encourages suicide and is glad that AIDS kills people does not need to be responsible for educating our children. His hatred even extends to his own children. 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."
So what can we do? There is a Facebook page you can visit and as I write this over 50,000 people have "liked" it:
Fire Clint McCance on Facebook
Contact the school district:
Midland School District
P.O. Box 630
741 Main Street
Pleasant Plains, Arkansas 72568
Phone: (501) 345-8844
Fax: (501) 345-2086
Superintendent is Dean Stanley at dstanley@MidlandSchools.org
Tom Kimbrell is the Arkansas commissioner of education.
Boycott McCance's carpet cleaning business:
Clint's Carpet Cleaning
7569 Batesville Blvd
Pleasant Plains, AR
Someone also posted this address:
7569 Batesville Blvd
Pleasant Plains, AR 72568-9716
Even though he probably deserves a good ass-kicking, please DO NOT threaten him. That brings us down to his level. The good people of Arkansas need to make damn sure he never again gets elected!
-- Gary Wright II
P.S. His poor spelling, punctuation, and grammar is pretty bad to be serving on a school board...
UPDATE 10/28/10 = The Human Rights Campaign (HRC.org) has placed a full page ad in tomorrow's Batesville Guard - the local newspaper in Independence County, Arkansas - calling on McCance to resign. They are regularly posting updates and there is also a petition posted at: