“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.”Someone on Facebook challenged him saying, “Because hatred is always right.” This was his response:
“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.”Advocate.com broke the story and within days McCance was on CNN telling Anderson Cooper that he was resigning from the school board.
McCance had an allergic reaction to all of the attention being given to the subject of gay kids being bullied after several recent suicides. His anti-gay hate speech is unbelievable coming from a school board official.
Students nationwide were encouraged to wear purple on Wednesday, October 20, in memory of the gay kids who committed suicide and in solidarity with LGBT kids everywhere who are bullied.
It’s heartbreaking to know that McCance is far from alone in his contempt for gay kids and LGBT people in general. I don’t know what to say to anyone that still doesn’t believe that comments like this fuel HIV risk.
Nevertheless, it’s heartwarming there was such an outcry from elected officials, the media and average citizens against these hateful comments.
Watch McCance’s interview with Anderson Cooper: