Arkansas? No way. URkansas.
Well, well, well. What have we here? Another addition to the Asshat Hall of Fame. Last week, a lot of people wore purple, or changed their Facebook pictures to something purply as part of the Go Purple movement, the purpose of which was to raise awareness about bullying of LGBTQ youth.
I don’t know how you celebrated Purple Day, but I changed my Facebook picture to a case of Welch’s Grape soda (sometimes stereotypes are based in reality, y’all. I ain’t gonna lie.) Personally, I think bumperstick activism, alone, is weak sauce. I support my LGBTQ peeps 365 days a year, but if they need me to do something symbolic as a show of my support, then I’m down. Besides, any excuse to listen to Purple Rain over and over is welcome. I’m cool with it. Besides, nothing says “gay” more than a 5’4 man in a frilly shirt and heels.
But others among us have other ideas about our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. They don’t deserve rights, including the right not to have the shit beat out of them just for being who they are, or, in some cases, who they might be. Indeed, these sinners should just go ahead and kill themselves. That’s what an elected Arkansas school district official thinks.
Meet Clint McCance aka Asshat-in-Chief. While other Facebookers were showing support and love for les gays, Clint was publishing tirades on his Facebook wall:
McCance wrote the following message on his Facebook page: “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. REALLY PEOPLE.”
Initially, six people “liked” McCance’s message. He also received supportive comments, though some challenged his statement. A commenter wrote, “Because hatred is always right.” That led McCance to write, “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.”
“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.”
First Clint, how the fuck are you on the Arkansas School District board? You’re a moron of the highest order. “Thereselves”? That’s not a word. “Dont”? Also, not a word. “Arent”? Not a word. “Im”? Oh hell, you get the picture. Actually, you probably don’t–that’s how stupid you are. Your dumb ass is hooked on phonics and you are doing a disservice to the school district–hell, you just did a disservice to my gottdamn eyeballs–simply by being an idiotic fuckhead.
Second, what the fuck is wrong with you? These are people you are talking about. Children! You have just advocated for an entire group of children to kill themselves because they are “fags.” And I will bet my left boob that you are pro-life. And that very thought is causing my head to explode, implode, and replode. There’s all kinds of ‘plodiness going on right now and it… I just… It makes me… I really…
[via Think Progress]
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