Jon Stewart tonight took a break from national news to look at the states (our “meth labs of democracy”), and took Kansas to task in particular for a proposed bill allowing adults to spank children harder. In the mocking vein of a TV announcer, Stewart asked, “Are you holding back from punching the sh*t out of your children because you fear legal repercussions?” (Thankfully, that bill died in committee already.)
But if Kansas is punishing the body, Missouri will now “punish the brain” by letting parents opt out of evolution classes on behalf of their children. Stewart pointed out that if you only get to teach what’s in the Bible, that’s gonna leave a lot of woodshop kids building arks.
But Stewart had to come back to Kansas again because of a bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gay people. In other words, a supermarket baker could refuse to serve cake for a gay wedding, though frankly, Stewart pointed out, what gay couple would go for supermarket cake?
Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:
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