Arizona governor shoots down law that “protects” host's “religious right to deny sodomites pastry.”
Stephen Colbert addressed his “Colbert Report” audience Thursday while applying icing to a cake.
“I'm sorry,” he said. “Apparently all straight people are now legally required to make wedding cakes for gay people.”
Why? Because Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed Arizona business owners to deny service to people based on the owner's religious beliefs. For example, a Christian baker could have refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.
Colbert called it “a bill protecting my religious right to deny sodomites pastry.”
Brewer said she vetoed the bill because she couldn't find a single case in which an actual Arizonan's religious liberty had been violated. (Perhaps the ban on same-sex marriage in Arizona is killing the market for gay wedding cakes.)
But Colbert said Brewer had to have more faith that Christianity is in danger.
“Just because you don't see religious liberty being violated doesn't mean it doesn't exist,” he said. “You have to have faith and believe that gays are destroying Christianity.”
Colbert said he sees “gay attacks everywhere I look” – even in a grilled cheese sandwich.
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