November 15, 2004

Conservative Christians not welcome in Lake Wobegon

Garrison Keillor, host of American Public Media & NPR's popular A Prairie Home Companion the weekend after the November elections, during a live broadcast:

"I am now the chairman of a national campaign to pass a constitutional amendment to take the right to vote away from born-again Christians."
Keillor unabashedly claims to be a Democrat, and wears his politics on his sleeve.

According to the University of Chicago Maroon newspaper, Keillor said, "If born-again Christians are allowed to vote in this country, then why not Canadians?"

I guess religious freedom is OK, provided you aren't a conservative and a Christian -- at least in Lake Wobegon.

Posted by mhking at November 15, 2004 11:25 PM

Maroon, indeed. No further explanation needed. Heh.

Posted by: skh at November 17, 2004 08:34 AM

What else did you expect from the "tolerant" left? This is just more of the same.

Posted by: likwidshoe at November 18, 2004 08:41 AM

It's a shame that Keillor is on the left edge of the field, and is so outspoken about his politics. I really like the guy otherwise; he is a wonderful story-teller, and his programs are very funny. Maybe someone can figure out a way to get him to see the light politically.

Posted by: Mike at November 19, 2004 10:52 AM
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