-- the thread ended in late October 2010 with the news that Clint McCance had resigned. I guess after that, McCance was pretty much forgotten about. But I wondered today, after combing through old threads, had his life recovered from his famous facebook rant? Or had the publicity made life difficult after the dust settled.
I found a multi-page article on arktimes.com written about five months after the McCance fiasco. By the title of the article, it appears that the only thing anyone in Pleasant Plains learned was to watch what they say - not acceptance and tolerance. After reading the whole article, I can't help but believe that Pleasant Plains, Arkansas, will continue to belch out "Clint McCances" for some time to come.
"We don't need the gay rights people to come in and support our homosexuals, because there is none. If there is, they're in the closet."
You'd think that statement was spat out by someone who's lived there for 50-some-odd years, set in his/her beliefs, hardened with years of bigotry. In reality, it was a 2007 Midland graduate.
"If you'll notice, you don't see nobody from Pleasant Plains going down to Little Rock telling them damn folks how to live," [Mike Vaughn] said. "I'm afraid that you will find that most everybody around here has my opinion: that ya'll need to go back to Little Rock and let this thing die a natural death."
And die it must have... 'cause I could find nothing more recent about Clint McCance and the facebook incident than this article. And really, the article was more about Pleasant Plains and how it fared than it was about McCance. As far as McCance goes...it's as if he's disappeared.