Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Angy asked for it...

Sorry, sister. You probably didn't want a political post... but this is just too much.

Have you heard of Clint McCance? He is a school board vp in Arkansas who made some seriously hateful comments about gay people/kids on his personal FB page. In response to Spirit Day (a day last week to show solidarity against bullying), he said that he would participate only if "they all commit suicide."

Now, I don't know what world this man is living in... but I'm living in a world where every life matters, every life counts... Celebrating suicide and/or hoping that an individual (let alone an entire population) commits suicide is disgusting, heart-wrenching and sad... horribly, horribly sad. Further, he said that he enjoys that "they often give each other aids and die." Wow.

Clint goes on to say that he would disown his own child if he/she were gay. He would "run them off;" they would not be "welcome in [his] home or in [his] vicinity."

I understand that he has the right to his opinion, but he is an elected official who affects children's lives. If he would run off his own children, what would he do to others' children? What would he sit by idly and watch others do to gay kids that were not his own?

He has the right to say such things. I am not condemning that right... But I would hope that most parents (whether or not they believe in gay marriage) wouldn't want such a man influencing their children's school.

I believe that homosexuality is not a choice. I know that you may not. I can handle the fact that we do not agree on that. I cannot handle that there are people who not only believe that homosexuality is chosen but then choose to be hateful and hurtful and teach others to be hateful and hurtful. That is one of the saddest circles of life ever. Hate begets hate. Cruelty begets cruelty.

This breaks my heart. Where is the compassion for others?


Mrs. Dub said...

It sounds bad to say, but I seriously hope that guy is mentally ill, because no one in his right mind should be making threats and spewing hate like that. Sad.

Basel-based Michael said...

One can only pity this man, obviously severe brain damaged...

Read my purple-post this week, Steph?

melissa said...

If I had kids I would home school them if this guy had anything to do with their education.

disgusting and sad.

Angy said...

Seriously disturbing! How can anyone say things like that mentally ill or not?! I would also be home schooling if he had anything to do with my child's education.

Michael said...

Nope…unfortunately, this guy isn’t brain damaged at all. He’s simply the product of a culture that tolerates hate and homophobia. Rick Warren gave the invocation at Obama’s inauguration, gays still can’t openly serve in the military, and people that love each other still can’t get married in my state.

We, as a society, allow public debate about whether gays are “legitimate” or not, and then wonder where gay-bullying comes from? This guy is just a bully that grew up and got a job on a school board.