Last night, Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's “The Colbert Report,” highlighted recent statements made by The Family Leader's Bob Vander Plaats comparing the health risks of smoking cigarettes to homosexuality.
Colbert called on the Surgeon General to put warning labels on gay-folk, saying “If your gay sex is causing smoke, you may want to slow things down.”
“Smoking is just like being gay. That's why you always see people huddled outside work taking a ten minute 'gay' break.”
Vander Plaats elaborates in an interview with Think Progress:
Dan Savage, creator of the It Gets Better Campaign, appeared on “The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert” last night.
Savage, an author, journalist and media pundit, created the campaign after a rash of LGBT youth suicides.
“I was lucky enough to grow up in Chicago. I could see with my own eyes, openly gay people at the movies or dinner out in the city. Look at where a lot of these suicides are taking place, Greensburg, Indiana, these small towns in California and the south where there aren’t any openly gay adults.”
On last night’s “Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy with his usual poignant comedic outlook.
Colbert addressed the issue during the show’s “The Word” segment. Last night’s word was “Army of Mum.”