10-Year-Old Will Phillips Is a Bigger Gay Rights Hero Than Obama

Will Phillips, we salute you. We knew the 10-year-old Arkansas fifth grader who refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance — to a country that actively discriminates against LGBTs — was awesome. We had no idea how awesome until he popped up on CNN over the weekend to retell his tale … in front of an obviously proud, though mildly embarrassed, father, who says it best: “The more I heard from him, the more it became apparent that this wasn’t a typical act of juvenile delinquency — this was a a very a-typical act of juvenile delinquency.”