A district school board member in Arkansas will resign after making comments on Facebook saying that gays should commit suicide.
"I am going to resign from the school board," Clint McCance told CNN's Anderson Cooper Thursday.
McCance is vice-president of the Midland School District in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas.
The Advocate first reported Tuesday that McCance had posted a screed on Facebook wishing that gays would "commit suicide" and "give each other AIDS and die." He also used words like "queer" and "fag."
Thursday McCance said he was quitting "to help my community, to help my school."
"I don't want them to receive bad press or have a distraction because of some ignorant comments that have -- that I made."
"I'm sorry I've hurt people with my comments," he said. "I'm sorry I made those ignorant comments and hurt people on a broad spectrum."
"I would never support suicide for any kids," McCant said. "I don't support bullying of any kids."
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