A few days ago, when Clint McCance, a school board vice-president in Arkansas, was outed as a frothing, anti-gay bigot thanks to some screen caps of his Facebook page, I was mired in workaday business and couldn’t post.
But I did catch McCance being buttonholed on AC360, squirming through an apology, which sounds better in print than in the video clip. Part of his statement:
I’d like to extend apologies to those families that have lost children, for all those children who feel that suicide is the only way out, especially for the five families who have already lost children. I brought more hurt on them… they didn’t deserve that and I do feel genuinely bad for them.