Involuntary ignorance

Oct 29, 2010, 9:18 AM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:48 pm

Listen to Dave Ross Commentary:

Because of all the protests, Clint McCance, a member of a local school board in Arkansas has now apologized:

“I will never support suicide of any kids. I don’t support bullying of any kids.”

…And announced on CNN that for the sake of his school and his community he will resign from the school board for what he said on his Facebook page:

“I don’t want them to receive bad press or have a distraction because of some ignorant comments I made.”

What ignorant comments? Writing on Facebook about the campaign to wear purple in support of gay kids who were being bullied… he said

“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.”

How do these quotes just erupt from people’s mouths?

How about this gay marriage comment from — Rebecca Kleefisch, running for Lt Gov of Wisconsin:

“At what point are we going to OK marrying inanimate objects.”

That too sparked protests, and SHE has since apologized. How do these involuntary verbal eruptions happen.

In both cases, Christian beliefs.

McCance’s facebook posting said “they killed therselves because of their sin.”

And Kleefisch’s comments were on Christian radio.

And the fact is certain Christian pastors have been saying similar stuff for years.

What’s changed with the spate of suicides, is that the friends and parents of the gay kids who end up being the targets of this kind of thinking are no longer letting it slide.

Ross and Burbank


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