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Anti-Gay Ark. School Board Member To Resign

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A member of an Arkansas school board who posted on Facebook that he thinks gay youths should kill themselves has told CNN he'll resign.

Midland School Board member Clint McCance said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" on Thursday night that the language he had used in his Facebook posts was "too harsh ... too emotional" and apologized if his remarks hurt anybody.

Gay rights groups had been calling for McCance's ouster. McCane's posting was in response to a campaign to show solidarity after several gay youths who had allegedly been bullied committed suicide.

The Midland School District is based at Pleasant Plains in Independence County, about 70 miles northeast of Little Rock.