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Stewart gets evangelicals and Mormons to agree Judaism is a cult

By David Edwards
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:42 EDT
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Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart Monday helped evangelical Christians and Mormons to come together and agree that Jews belong to a cult.

Last week, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had called on fellow candidate Rick Perry to renounce an anti-Mormon Dallas pastor who he had chosen to introduce him at last week’s Values Voter Summit.

In his introduction, Dr. Robert Jeffress hailed Perry as “a genuine follower of Jesus Christ.” Jeffress has said that Romney was not qualified to be president because “Mormonism is a cult.”

Later in the week, Texas First Lady Anita Perry complained that her husband was actually the one who was being attacked “because of his faith.”

“Yes, no one gets it worse from the base of the Republican Party than evangelical Christians — or as their also known: The base of the Republican Party,” Stewart joked.

In the next segment, Stewart was joined by Samantha Bee, who was wearing a “Team Mormon” t-shirt, and by Wyatt Cenac, who was wearing a “Team Normal” t-shirt.

“We are not a cult,” Bee pointed out. “Mormonism is proud religion, founded by a great man, guided by the Angel Moroni to golden plates buried in upstate New York that he place in a bottom of a hat where he read them using a seer stone.”

“Cult!” Cenac exclaimed.

“I think I got the problem here,” Stewart noted. “Neither of you has an issue suspending your disbelief of any of the stories in the New Testament, but, Wyatt, you seem thrown off by some of the more eccentric tweaks Mormons have made to the story.”

“Oh, look who’s talking,” Bee replied. “The guy whose people (Jews) think it’s fun to hang out in someone’s living room and watch a guy with a beard cut off a baby’s penis while everyone eats pound cake!”

“Cult!” both Bee and Cenac agreed.

“In my defense, it’s just the tip and the cake is incredibly moist,” Stewart said.

Watch this video from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Oct. 17, 2011.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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