I certainly wouldn’t let them read the facebook screenshot at the bottom of this page….
In case you didn’t know, we have a bit of national controversy on our hands. In Midland a fella named Clint McCance, who serves on the Midland School Board made the mistake of posting his feelings on LGBT people all over his Facebook page (I provided a copy at the bottom of this post for those who want to read the blatant hate and homophobia). I don’t know what is more troubling…the fact that this guy (Clint McCance) serves on a school board in our state or the fact that he gets contracts from the school board he serves on to clean the schools…Either way, if I was a tax payer in Midland I would want some answers, and I wouldn’t want this troglodite to even think about having anything to do with making policy and overseeing the education of my kids.
Here is some of the backstory – last Wednesday, October 20, there was a concerted effort for people to wear purple in support of LGBT students and to recognize that we have lost a significant number of young people in the month of September to suicide. One such young person left a city council meeting in Oklahoma, went home and committed suicide because the council meeting was so stressful! Well it seems Mr McCranky didn’t like the idea of wearing purple.
So how does this great advocate for kids respond? By posting on his facebook page that the only way he would wear purple is if all the LGBT people committed suicide and calling people like me who wore purple “stupid”. And we wonder where Arkansas gets a reputation as being backwater and inbred….
This braniac has gone so far as to inspire a group of people to create a facebook page calling for his ouster. Take a look at the page and see for yourself how people are reacting to McCranky…6222 people had “liked” Fire McCance page last time I checked.
So if you saw this on HRC’s national blog, Joe.My.God, The Advocate, or any of the other national sites (at last glance the name Clint McCance returned 23,000 articles when searched in google) that are highlighting the kind of backwood knuckdragging rednecks we have serving on our school boards then take heart…we are not all redneck kooks who say things like “I would disown my kids if they were gay”. There are many hard working people engaged in the education system in our state – Clint McCance just isn’t one of them.
My favorite response can was be seen on his business facebook page which has been taken down by Facebook – it said something like this…”this guy is just marking time until until he is caught with his own cabana boy carrying his luggage”.
Mr. McCance, I don’t pray often but when I do I ask God to look over the children and those who don’t have the sense God gave a goose. I would include you in the last catagory. I hope that your children leave home soon and find out that outside of your little world there is such a thing as unconditional love – even though they wouldn’t find it at your home….under your roof.
And to the Midland School District – I hope your records are current and there was a real bid process used before you gave work and the taxpayers money to a bigot like ol’ Clint there….I wouldn’t be surprised if someone somewhere starts a little investigation into how that bid was awarded to someone who sits on the school board…smells like conflict of interest to me.