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Ark. school official accused of anti-gay Facebook comment

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Posted: Oct 27, 2010 1:36 PM
Updated: Oct 27, 2010 1:36 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: anti-gay, Arkansas, school board, Facebook, bullied gay teens, suicide, Arkansas Department of Education, Midland School Board, Clint McCance, The Advocate, WBRZ

A member of a northern Arkansas school board is accused of commenting on Facebook that the only way he'd wear purple when others were wearing purple to show support for bullied gay teens was "if they all commit suicide."

The Arkansas Department of Education on Wednesday condemned the alleged posting by Midland School Board member Clint McCance.

The magazine The Advocate first reported about the posting on its website.

The Facebook page has been disabled, but the magazine posted a screen grab of the purported postings it says someone forwarded to it.

McCance did not immediately respond to a message left on his voicemail seeking comment Wednesday.

He told the Arkansas Times that the issue had been "blown out of proportion."

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