Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert took a look at some recent comments by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) about the Arizona bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians on the basis of religious freedom, until Republican Governor Jan Brewer decided to veto it. Since King’s main objection to protecting the rights of homosexuality is that their “self-professed behavior” cannot be “independently verified,” Colbert decided King might as well be the one verify it.
This past weekend, King told local TV station WHO-TV that these “self-professed” gays could just as easily be straight people “setting up a case” against a business that tries to discriminate them. Colbert recounted that familiar scenario in which someone pretends to come to their family, then pretends to fall in love, then pretends to get engaged, just so they can sue their potential florist at the last minute.
“As Steve King knows, even if gays do exist, it’s nearly impossible to prove it,” Colbert said. That’s why he’s asking gays from around the country to “send photos and/or videos to Steve King, proving that you are gay.” He went ahead and provided to address on screen to make it that much easier for everyone.
“Be sure to label your envelope campaign contributions, so you know that he’ll read it,” Colbert added.
Watch video below, via Comedy Central:
And you can watch King’s full comments below, via WHO-TV:
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