As I noted previously, yesterday was Father’s Day, and throughout the land people celebrated in the usual fashion, by buying ties, grilling out, and in the case of Hallmark, attacking gays:
The cover of the Father’s Day card featured a photo of an idyllic, upscale picnic spread: plaid blanket, wicker basket, a bottle of wine and two glasses, a round of bread, a fruit plate. Above the photo, the card read, “Dad, how about a Father’s Day picnic?” The punch line inside: “Too queer? Yeah, I thought so too.”
Now, Hallmark for their part is “truly sorry,” but sorry don’t make the cows come home. It boggles the mind that in 2007, when gay men and women can get married in at least part of this country, that Hallmark has a culture clueless enough that an attack on gays can be greenlighted, printed, and sent out to stores throughout the land.