Gay-Ban

  • Aired:  02/26/14
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The Arizona legislature approves a bill that would allow business owners to deny service to gay and lesbian customers on religious grounds. (3:35)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW". MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE'VE GOT A GOOD ONE TONIGHT.

A WHOLE SHOW WE PLANNED OUT.

LIAM NEESON, VERY TALL MAN, ISJOINING US.

HE'S AN ACTOR.

I WANT TO GET THIS RIGHT AWAY ASJASON COLLINS BECOMES THE FIRST

OPENLY GAY PROFESSIONALBASKETBALL PLAYER.

AS MICHAEL SAM PREPARES TOBECOME THE FIRST OPENLY GAY NFL

PLAYER THE EARTH CONTINUES TOSPIN ON ITS AXIS AND A PLAGUE OF

LOCUSTS HAS YET TO DESCENDUPON AMERICA.

BECAUSE OF THIS LACK OFCATASTROPHE IT'S UP TO STATES

LIKE ARIZONA TO PICK UP THESLACK.

>> ARIZONA'S LEGISLATURE PASSEDTHE BILL ON THURSDAY ALLOWING

BUSINESS OWNERS AS LONG AS THEYASSERT THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

TO DENY SERVICE TO GAY ANDLESBIAN CUSTOMERS [AUDIENCE

BOOS]>> Jon: I BELIEVE THAT IS THE

APPROPRIATE RESPONSE.

[LAUGHTER]ARIZONA, I'LL SAY SOMETHING TO

YOU WITH ALL DUE RESPECT.

YOU ARE ON A LITTLE BIT OF AROLL.

YOU HAVE A LAW WHERE YOU CAN ASKHISPANICS FOR PAPERS, YOURMAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT TO VOTELAW, YOUR LAW

ALLOWING DOCTORS TO WITHHOLDINFORMATION FROM WOMEN ABOUTTHEIR UNBORN CHILDREN AND

NOW THIS.

YOU ARE LUCKY YOU ARE WARMAND THAT YOU APPEAR TO HAVE THE

PERFECT CLIMATE FOR GOLF ANDPEOPLE WITH ASTHMA BECAUSE IF

YOU HAD YOUR ATTITUDE ANDSEATTLE'S WEATHER YOU WOULD BE

THE WORLD'S LARGEST USED CONDOMAND NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]UNFORTUNATELY, THAT

RADIOACTIVITY WOULD GIVE RISETO SPERMAXOMAN.

THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL ANDRELENTLESS SWIMMER.

HE IS NOT THAT DANGEROUS AMONSTER BECAUSE THERE'S ONLY A

VERY, VERY SMALL CHANCE HE'LLEVEN FIND A VICTIM AND EVEN IFHE FINDS A

VICTIM THE FACT THAT HE COULD --AND YOU CAN EASILY DESTROY HIM

WITH HIS ARCH ENEMY AN OLD SOCKYOU NO LONGER WEAR.

SO DON'T -- HAVE I SHARED TOOMUCH?

[LAUGHTER]SO PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW

THIS DISCRIMINATORY LAW IS NOTDISCRIMINATORY.

>> I WANT TO BE CLEAR. IT WOULDIN NO WAY ALLOW ANYONE TODENY SOMEONE SERVICE.

IT WON'T FORCE ARTISTSREGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU ARE TOCREATE OR PROMOTE A MESSAGE, TOFORCE

THEM TO BE IN A PARADE OR BE INAN EVENT OR ENDORSE THAT WITHTHE BUSINESS.

>> Jon: YES EVENT PLANNERSSHOULD NEVER HAVE TO WORK WITH

COUPLES THEY DISAPPROVE OF.

>> I PAID YOU GUYS FOR ASERVICE.

I WAS PROMISED -- PROMISED --THAT IT WOULD BE READY.

>> I DON'T WANT YOUR STUPID ASSWATER. I DON'T WANT YOUR [BLEEP]WATER.

>> IT'S NOT WHAT I ASKED FOR! IWANT MY CAKE!

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: EVENT PLANNERS SHOULD

NEVER HAVE TO BE FORCED TOWORK WITH PEOPLE THEY HATE

EXCEPT 40% TO 50% OF THE TIME.

JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE SAY WON'TPHOTOGRAPH A GAY WEDDING

DOESN'T MEAN THEY ARE ANTI-GAY.

>> LANE IS A WONDERFUL YOUNGCHRISTIAN PHOTOGRAPHER. SHE'SMORE THAN WILLING TO TAKEPICTURES OF HOMOSEXUALS.

>> Jon: THAT MAY BE THE WORST

OPENING LINE TO A CRAIGSLIST AD

EVER.

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