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Anti-Gay Arkansas School Board Member Resigns His Position on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 29th 2010 6:36PM
Earlier this week, Anderson Cooper brought to light the actions of Clint McCance, a member of the Midland School District board in Arkansas who had written some vicious anti-gay posts on Facebook, including a suggestion that all homosexuals should kill themselves.

Cooper had said he would like to have McCance on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weekdays, 10 PM ET on CNN), so he could explain his hateful remarks. It seemed unlikely McCance would agree to such an appearance, but, low-and-behold, he did Cooper's show on Thursday, and ended up resigning his position on air in an exclusive interview.

"Clearly you know the response to this just isn't because you said these words, it's because of who you are. You're the vice-president on a school board," Cooper explained. "Education officials all over the state have condemned what you said . . . they said they can't fire you, but you can resign. Are you going to resign from the school board?"

"I am going to resign from the school board," McCance said. "I don't want (my school district) to receive bad press . . . from ignorant comments I made."

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