In this clip, Jon Stewart of the Daily Show skewers the Indiana discrimination law and the arguments made by conservatives across the country to justify it, taking them to task for going as far as to compare Indiana’s LGBT community to murderous hate groups like the KKK and the Nazi Party in order to justify Indiana’s unjustifiable “license to discriminate” law.
Stewart opens by expressing his disapproval with the lateness of the fixes to law, saying “I’d like to believe that the changes in language came from a moral epiphany, but I guess it’s more of a ‘I woulda gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids’ situation!”
He then plays a clip of Mike Huckabee complaining about how big businesses were bullied by “the militant gay community” into putting pressure on Indiana, and points out the huge contradiction that: “When gays want equality, its militancy, and when Christians want to discriminate, it’s freedom.”
Then, he sets his target on the numerous offensive analogies used by the right wing to justify their need to discriminate, inventing absurd scenarios where a black man is asked to make a KKK cake or a Jewish baker to make a Nazi cake.
Jon slams back: “It would appear for some Christians, catering an elderly lesbian wedding is like making a Jew slow-dance with Hitler! Basically, you see people celebrating love as a hate group!
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Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.