Colbert Mocks Christian Baker, Declares It’s a ‘Bad Day For Gay Rights in America’ After SCOTUS Ruling
Stephen Colbert wasn’t too thrill with a recent ruling made by the Supreme Court in the legal battle between a Christian baker and a gay couple.
In a 7-2 decision on Monday morning, SCOTUS made a narrow ruling in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple because it went against his religious beliefs.
Well, Colbert didn’t exactly agree with the ruling.
“It’s a bad day for gay rights in America. And also for cake rights because this morning, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake to celebrate the marriage of a same-sex couple,” Colbert told his audience. “That is tough news. But to lighten the blow the Supreme Court did send the gay couple a lovely cake…”
That “lovely cake” was a cake in the shape of the middle finger.
He then went after Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, claiming in a picture that was shown that he was posing for his “statue” in the “Museum of Intolerance.”
The Late Show host explained that Phillips protested that his civil rights were being violated under Colorado law and also read an excerpt from the SCOTUS ruling:
The reason and motive for the baker’s refusal were based on his server religious beliefs.
“Yes, it’s right all there in the gospel, ‘I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, but if I catch you frosting a gay cake, you go to Hell,” Colbert joked. “What gospel is that? I don’t remember that.”
Watch the clip above, via CBS
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