October 30, 2010

Idiot of the Week: Clint McCance

In this special douchebag edition of Idiot of the Week, we "honor" Clint McCance, vice-president of the Midland School District in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas. As the rest of us were wearing purple to call attention to the role that anti-gay bullying played in a spate of recent suicides among LGBT youth, McCance posted the following on his Facebook page:

McCance Facebook

And this was just the tip of the iceberg. As some of McCance's Facebook friends called him out on his hate, they were treated to even more of it.

McCance has apologized for making "ignorant comments" and says that he will resign from the school board.

If there is a lesson here for the rest of us, and I believe there is, it is that far more work needs to be done to create a safe environment for our children regardless of their sexual orientation. The same could be said (and should be said) about those who are bullied because of their refusal to go along with the religious delusion that still afflicts the majority of the population. Bullying is wrong, and the fact that it is often done in the name of Christianity does not change this one bit.