Tag Archives: Arkansas

Arkansas School Board VP Clint McCance To Resign After Anti-Gay Facebook Tirade

Arkansas school board member Clint McCance announced on CNN tonight that he will be resigning. McCance has faced a week of national condemnation for celebrating the suicides of LGBT youth on his Facebook page “I’m sorry I’ve hurt people with my comments,” Clint McCance, vice-president of the Midland School District in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas said. “I’m sorry I made those …

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Arkansas Department Of Education Condemns Anti-Gay Remarks Made By School Board Member Clint McCance

The Arkansas state Department of Education has issued a statement denouncing the anti-gay remarks made by local Independence County school board member Clint McCance, who used Facebook to celebrate the suicides of LGBT teenagers and the deaths of gay people from AIDS. The DOE’s statement does not appear in the above-linked Associate Press story other than their word “dismayed.” The …

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ARKANSAS: School Board Member Celebrates Gay Suicides And AIDS

From Independence County, Arkansas: Midland School District board member Clint McCance took to Facebook to mock the suicides of LGBT youth and celebrate the deaths of gay people from AIDS. This is what the queer youth of Arkansas face in their schools. Repulsive. Another Facebook page calling for McCance’s firing has already appeared. It looks like the Midland School District …

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ARKANSAS: Sen. Blanche Lincoln Trailing Badly Behind Rep. John Boozman

It appears that the Dems will definitely lose a Senate seat in Arkansas to Rep. John Boozman, one of the House’s staunchest opponents of health care reform. Boozman also voted against ENDA and twice voted for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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FLASHBACK: 2004 Mehlman Mailer

(Via – AlterNet)

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PhoboQuotable – Tim Wildmon

“It’s shameful that adults would abuse a brain-washed child in this way. He’s obviously just parroting the nonsense he’s been told by manipulative adults. For gay activists to trot out this child and make him the poster child for promoting unnatural sexual expression is a form of child abuse. “When you realize that the FDA won’t allow a male to …

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Ten Year-Old Will Phillips To Be Grand Marshal Of Arkansas Pride

Ten year-old Will Phillips, who made national news last year when he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance until LGBT people have full equality, will be the Grand Marshal of Northwest Arkansas Pride. “It’s wrong for anyone to be treated differently just because of the way they are born,” said Phillips, who declares himself as an ambassador for …

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Rosie O’Donnell Vs. Mike Huckabee

Rosie O’Donnell hosted Mike Huckabee on her SiriusXM show yesterday to grill him about his recent outrageous “children are not puppies” statement of opposition to gay adoption. Wonk Room has the transcript. Good stuff, listen to this.

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ARKANSAS: Judge Strikes Down Ban On Unmarried Couples Adopting

Mike “Children Are Not Puppies” Huckabee must be very unhappy with his home state today. Act 1, passed by voters in 2008, unconstitutionally burdens non-marital relationships and acts of sexual intimacy between adults by forcing them to choose between becoming a parent and having any meaningful type of intimate relationship outside of marriage, Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled in a …

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Arkansas Pol: The Homeless Are Criminals And Homosexuals

Little Rock, Arkansas city director Erma Hendrix doesn’t want a homeless shelter in her district. Because the homeless are criminals and homosexuals. And criminally homosexual. Or something. City Director Erma Hendrix has long seemed a few bricks shy (memorably, she stooged for G.W. Bush in his road show to privatize Social Security), but she seemingly outdid herself this week by …

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Wal-Mart CEO Signed Anti-Gay Petition

Know Thy Neighbor is reporting that Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke is among the 80,000 Arkansas residents that signed a petition to ban adoption for same-sex couples. His wife signed also. Mike Duke of 16 Pinnacle Drive, Rogers, Arkansas with the birthdate of 12/07/49 appears on a petition sheet for the Anti-Gay Arkansas Adoption and Foster Ban or Act 1. The …

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Know Thy Hater

Know Thy Neighbor has posted the names of all 83,000 Arkansas voters who signed petitions calling for a ban on adoption by same-sex couples. Their database is searchable by zip code, last name, town, and county. “This is about responsibility and dialogue,” said Tom Lang, KnowThyNeighbor.org’s director. “These petition signers need to stand behind their signatures and be responsible for …

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Arkansas: A Symbolic Move For Atheism

Although the Supreme Court ruled it as unconstitutional in 1961, several states’ constitutions still contain (now unenforceable) laws that ban atheists from holding public office. A proposed voter referendum may repeal that archaic law in Arkansas. Amendment 19 of the Arkansas Constitution says “No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments …

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ACLU Sues To Overturn AR Adoption Ban

Via press release: The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit seeking to strike down a new law that bans any unmarried person who lives with a partner from serving as an adoptive or foster parent in the state of Arkansas. At a press conference at the Arkansas State Capitol this morning, several of the plaintiffs described how Act …

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Anti-Gay Measures Win In FL, AZ, AR

Via Box Turtle Bulletin:Arizona: Proposition 102: (Marriage Amendment)Yes: 1,008,420 (56%) – Projected winnerNo: 776,896 (44%)92% of precincts reporting. Arkansas: Initiative 1 (Gay Adoption Ban)Yes: 544,197 (57%) – Projected winnerNo: 544,197 (43%)90% of precincts reporting. Florida: Amendment 2: (Marriage Amendment)Yes: 4,632,316 (62%) – Projected winnerNo: 2,832,236 (38%)98% of precincts reporting.* The Florida constitution requires 60% for an amendment to pass.

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Arkansas: Christianists Get Anti-Gay Adoption Bill On November Ballot

Christian activists in Arkansas have secured the required signatures to have a ban on gays adopting or fostering children put on the November ballot. The new law would also forbid straight unmarried couples from adopting. Secretary of State Charlie Daniels certified the proposed initiated act for the Nov. 4 ballot after verifying that the Arkansas Family Council Action Committee had …

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BREAKING: Arkansas Democratic Chairman Shot At Little Rock Headquarters

Arkansas Democratic Chairman Bill Gwatney was shot today in the party’s Little Rock offices and is in critical condition. A gunman entered the Arkansas Democratic Party headquarters Wednesday and shot the party chairman, who was hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said. The gunman asked to speak to the party chairman, Bill Gwatney, and fired three shots at the office near …

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Cage Match Gay Stunt Causes Mayhem

Is this funny? Crowds in Arkansas came for the lure of cage fighting and $1 beer, but police say what they got instead was men ripping each others’ clothes off and kissing – a stunt suspected of being orchestrated by Sacha Baron Cohen of “Borat” fame.”We had a contract for cage fighting. We were deceived,” said Dwight Duncan, president and …

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