Garrison Keillor Adds to Gay Stereotypes

Garrison Keillor (of public radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion”) has an essay up on Salon where he writes the following:

I grew up the child of a mixed-gender marriage that lasted until death parted them, and I could tell you about how good that is for children, and you could pay me whatever you think it’s worth.

Nature is about continuation of the species — in other words, children.

Under the old monogamous system, we didn’t have the problem of apportioning Thanksgiving and Christmas among your mother and stepdad, your dad and his third wife, your mother-in-law and her boyfriend Hal, and your father-in-law and his boyfriend Chuck.

If [gay men] 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.

If you’re offended by that, you’re not alone. Thankfully, we have Dan Savage (of Savage Love) to rip him a new one.

Just read Savage’s rant. Quoting wouldn’t do him justice.

(via Dispatches from the Culture Wars)


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