The Boy Scouts of America & Gay Rights

  • Aired:  06/13/13
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The Boy Scouts of America welcomes members with homosexual thoughts -- up until the age when they're old enough to act on them. (2:57)

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>> John: WELCOME TO THE "DAILY

SHOW."

WELCOME TO THE "DAILY SHOW."

I'M JOHN OLIVER.

JON STEWART IS OFF FOR THE

SUMMER PERFORMING A DAVID

BLAINE-LIKE STUNT WHERE HE

SPENDS 90 STRAIGHT DAYS NOT

HOSTING A TALK SHOW.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS FAREED

ZAKARIA.

THIS IS--

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

YES.

THIS IS ACTUALLY HIS 17th

TIME ON THE SHOW, SO HE

LITERALLY HAS MORE EXPERIENCE

WITH INTERVIEW SEGMENTS ON THIS

SHOW THAN I DO.

( LAUGHTER )

BUT FIRST, IT SEEMS LIKE A

SUPREME COURT DECISION ON GAY

MARRIAGE WILL COME DOWN SOME

TIME IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOME

SEISMIC CHANGES RECENTLY IN OUR

NATION'S SOLE LANDSCAPE.

>> AFTER MONTHS OF CONSIDERATION

ABOUT INITIATIVES AS DIVIDED ITS

RANKS, DURING A PASSIONATE

DEBATE, TONIGHT THE BOY SCOUTS

OF AMERICA HAS VOTED TO ALLOW

OPENLY GAY MEMBERS.

>> John: YES!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

YES!

YES!

YES!

NOW, THAT IS WONDERFUL NEWS FOR

GAY BOY SCOUTS, BUT--

( LAUGHTER )

A TRAGIC END FOR THE MERIT BADGE

FOR CLOSET STAINING.

EASY TO EARN THAT BADGE.

DIFFICULT TO KEEP.

BUT THIS PROGRESS IS ACTUALLY

NOT QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS.

>> THIS MEANS THE LONG-STANDING

POLICY WILL BE LIFTED THAT HAD

BANNED GAY SCOUTS, BUT IT

REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BANNING

GAY SCOUT LEADERS.

>> John: OH, SO, THEY'RE HAPPY

TO WELCOME ANYONE WITH

HOMOSEXUAL THOUGHTS, UP UNTIL

THE AGE WHEN THEY'RE OLD ENOUGH

TO ACT ON THEM.

( LAUGHTER )

THAT MUST CREATE AN AWKWARD

SITUATION AT BOY SCOUT

GRADUATIONS.

( LAUGHTER )

CONGRATULATIONS, SCOUT.

GAY SCOUTS LIKE YOU MAKE US ALL

PROUD.

OH, I'M HAPPY TO HEAR THAT.

I'D LIKE TO COME BACK AS A

LEADER ONE DAY.

YOU BURN IN HELL, PERVERT!

YOU BURN IN HELL!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

I GUESS THIS IS PROGRESS OF A

SORT HOWEVER FRACTIONAL OR LONG

OVERDUE.

AND YET IT'S STILL ENOUGH TO

UPSET SOME PEOPLE.

>> TO RIP APART AN ORGANIZATION

THAT HAS DONE SO MUCH GOOD FOR

YOUNG PEOPLE, THE BOY SCOUTS, TO

SEE THAT TORN UP IN ORDER TO

ACCOMMODATE A FEW KIDS THAT, YOU

KNOW, WANT TO DO SEX WITH EACH

OTHER.

( LAUGHTER )

>> John: WAIT, WAIT, WAIT,

WAIT, WAIT.

DO SEX?

THAT PHRASE IS JUST THE LATEST

REASON THEY FEEL INCREDIBLY

SORRY FOR MRS. PAT ROBERTSON.

( LAUGHTER )

( APPLAUSE )

( CHEERS )

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO SEX

TONIGHT, DARLING?

WELL, NO, SWEETHEART, BUT IT

WOULD BE NICE IF YOU WOULD TEAR

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