After the fifth gay teen suicide in three weeks, activists were asking to people wear purple in support of gay kids. Midland, Arkansas School Board Official, Clint McCance, wasn’t happy with this request. From McCance’s facebook:

Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queers committed suicide. 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.

After a few comments – both positive and negative – on the statements McCance made, he replied:

It pisses me off though that we make special purple fag day for them. I like that fags can’t procreate. I also enjoy the fact that they often give each other AIDS and die.

Today, McCance admits he went “over the top” when CNN put him in the hot seat and he s-s-s-s-stammered through his half-assed apology.
After being accused of being a bully himself, McCance says:

I was uh… you know like I said I used some uh… I used some really uh… strong language that… you know… and it wasn’t correct. And and it was uh… it was too emotional… uh… [says he loves his own two kids and wife dearly] I don’t agree with bullying in any shape, form, or fashion. I don’t agree with it for any children. Uh… and… you know… the words I used were… were unfortunate and and they’re… you know… I should have picked different ones, but it can’t be taken back,and and uh all i can do now is uh… extend my apologies for my… my my poor speech.

The School Board says they can’t fire McCance over this issue, but that McCance CAN resign. McCance told CNN he would do just that. (read more: Arkansas school board member to resign over anti-gay post)