Garrison Keillor has always been a dick, no news there. If it didn't mean he'd just spend more time in New York, I'd be calling for Minnesotans to drop the nice and run him out of town once and for all.
But in his piece in Salon about how kids deserve to know the joys of a life-long, monogamous, straight family, the thrice-married Keillor trafficks in ridiculous, hurtful stereotypes that make me think someone in St. Paul needs to clear all theQueer Eye For The Straight Guy from his Tivo:
"The country has come to accept stereotypical gay men -- sardonic fellows with fussy hair who live in over-decorated apartments with a striped sofa and a small weird dog and who worship campy performers and go in for flamboyance now and then themselves. If they want to be accepted as couples and daddies, however, the flamboyance may have to be brought under control. Parents are supposed to stand in back and not wear chartreuse pants and black polka-dot shirts. That's for the kids. It's their show."I mean come on. No straight dad in his right might would think kids should wear chartreuse pants and black polka dot shirts. That hurts, man, that really hurts.