October 27th, 2010
08:07 PM ET

Arkansas schools officials condemn anti-gay comments

The Arkansas Department of Education has condemned anti-gay comments made by a local school board member and posted on a social networking site.

Midland School District Vice President Clint McCance wrote on his personal Facebook page that he wanted gay people to commit suicide, according to The Advocate, a newspaper focusing on gay news. McCance used the terms "queer" and "fag" repeatedly, promised to disown his own children if they were gay, and stated that he enjoys "the fact that [gay people] often give each other AIDS and die."

A strongly worded statement signed by Dean Stanley, superintendent of the Midland School District, disavowed the remarks. "The district strives to foster an environment that discourages all forms of bullying," the statement read, "and an environment that encourages a safe and productive educational climate of all of our students. The district is very diligent in pursuing and addressing bullying of any variety on our campuses."

A separate statement sent to CNN by Julie Thompson, director of communications for the Arkansas Department of Education, said the department is "dismayed to see that a school board official would post something of this insensitive nature on a public forum like Facebook."

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  1. gay

    PUT MY REMARKS UP PLEASE

    October 28, 2010 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bond James Bond

    dont cram your pathetic logic down my throat, being gay is wrong, if you want to disallusion yourself into believing you can be gay and go to heaven! really?

    October 28, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Murphy

    What ever happend to freedom of speech?

    October 28, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. Daniel

    Any person, regardless of occupation should be allowed to have an opinion. If this man is able to keep his person feelings and beliefs out of his professional invironment then I don't see the problem. That's something we all have to do on a daily basis. I'm not for bullying or for the promotion of an incurable desiece, but I am for thought, belief and opinion

    October 28, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. RaleighMatrix

    A Man ir the Head of the family- a Dominant role.The Woman has a Helper role. These are Spiritual Conditions that Cannot Be Altered- the entire universe has established this, and no amount of time in the universe can change this. Read next post...

    October 28, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. RaleighMatrix

    A Man ir the Head of the family- a Dominant role.The Woman has a Helper role- a Submissive role. These are Spiritual Conditions that Cannot Be Altered- the entire universe has established this, and no amount of time in the universe can change this. Read next post...

    October 28, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. RaleighMatrix

    Now, God is a Rock- Firm and Immovable. God is the Father and Jesus is His Son. Those are two Male Distinctions- (firm and immovable). God is Holy. He cannot sin. He is a God that is Honorable. And He is Worthy to be Obeyed.

    October 28, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. RaleighMatrix

    For a man to take the role of a woman is dishonorable. The karma of the universe flows with honor. To do that which is dishonorable causes the karmic universe to bring a flow of dishonor to you. Nobody can choose which karmic flow you receive but you. To expect the rest of the world to depict an honorable flow to you is living in fantasy land, because the entire world is design to provide the exact equation to the karma flow you earn for yourself.

    October 28, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. RaleighMatrix

    Now, human being are subject to karmic flow. Men can be the servant of karmic flow. The universe will cause other human being to give to you the karma that you earn according to The Karmic Flow, which is Honor or Dishonor.

    October 28, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. RaleighMatrix

    If you do that which is dishonorable, God will bring humiliation to you. If you do that which is honorable, God will bring respect to you. Humans are not God, we are not responsible for which one you get. Humans will give you both, according to the Servitude to the karmic forces. The Bible even says for which one YOU want. The bible says if you want honor- earn it. If you try to earn honor, then dishonor comes as surely as hunger comes to those who don't work for it.

    October 28, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  11. RaleighMatrix

    If you don't like the criticism, don't do the deed.

    October 28, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  12. RaleighMatrix

    Correct to post #70 – change- if you try to earn honor- to – if you don't try to earn honor.

    October 28, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. RaleighMatrix

    What straight people don't realize is that the psyche of a gay person is a seething cauldron of fear and lust growing to hate and violence. That is why they fixate and lash out with malignancy toward we humans that are only tring to maintain the meager vestiges of honor and dignity- the holiness of our great and true God, because of this cauldron that raging with unholy display.

    October 28, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  14. RaleighMatrix

    I don't endorse the gay life style. For gay people to try to publicize the gay lifestyle is giving a false sense that this behavior is will not have its difficulties. Why would a people invite others into the misery that they have created for themselves? You are lying to yourself if you think its okay, but whats worse ir that you want people who better, to lie for you too.

    October 28, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  15. LaVonna Campbell

    the school board memeber from Arkansas who said on facebook all gay teens should do sucide is wrong for saying that because he is not GOD. God gave us all lve. Besides gays are human and should be treated as a human.I would not love my children any less if they came and told me they were gay. I am a a christain lady. Mr. Mc Cance should have to get down on his knees and ask GOD for forgiveness.

    October 28, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
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