Pride says anti-gay activist can’t troll parade

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Anti-gay activist Dave Wilson wants to troll the Houston Pride parade on Saturday with a ranty float against gay marriage. But Pride Houston officials said no ma'am once they realized his plan. 

Wilson – whose most recent anti-gay effort was trying and failing to force a public vote on stripping away transgender protections in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance – wanted to drive a convertible with a straight couple to promote “traditional marriage” and his Houstonians for Family Values, according to Towleroad. 

His plan, which gained preliminary approval from Pride Houston, was rejected once officials realized what was happening.

Via Towleroad:

After I contacted Pride Houston about Wilson’s entry, they informed me that he’d been rejected.

“This was actually an issue that was being addressed late last night by the Board,” Pride Houston’s David Ly said Friday. “Houstonians for Family Values did register and pay in full, however they were not fully approved. The contract they submitted had many lines struck out which go against Pride Houston’s mission. Therefore they will get a full refund and will not participate in the parade. They are being contacted.”

Wilson argued that he should be allowed to participate.

Via Towleroad:

“I thought the homosexual community was inclusive, nondiscriminatory, tolerant, all of those things they say,” Wilson told me. “It sounds like to me I fit right in … and I think if they do anything other than that, they’ll prove that they’re not.

“I don’t care if the Supreme Court and everybody else in the whole world thinks the other way, I’m never gonna change what I think,” he added. “You can’t reproduce with two of the same sex. It’s suicide to a culture if everybody is homosexual, so just from that standpoint, it’s not the right behavior for a culture to adopt and to praise and to propagate. It’s a suicidal lifestyle.”

Wilson could jump in the pen with the Holy Haters and rant from there.

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