Eleven-year-old Will Phillips will help lead this year’s San Antonio, Texas, gay pride parade. As a fifth grader in the rural town of West Fork, Arkansas, he refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Now homeschooled because of negative local reaction, he has also taken up the cause of homosexual rights. Because of his outspoken activism, he will be a special guest at the gay pride parade, officials said.
The American Family Association said in a statement, “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.”