Daily Show’s Samantha Bee explores the right’s ‘giant temper tantrum’ about LGBTs

By David Ferguson
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 14:14 EDT
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Samantha Bee on LGBT bullying of Christians
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On Monday’s edition of “The Daily Show,” correspondent Samantha Bee investigated the phenomenon of bullying of Christians by LGBT people. According to many Christian activists, the real persecuted minority in the U.S. is the Christian right, who aren’t allowed to indiscriminately gay-bash anymore, which they see as a denial of their right of free speech.

In the clip, Bee spoke to Evangelical Christian pastor Matt Slick, who insisted that bigotry and discrimination against Christians is a huge problem, and that gangs of LGBT people are out finding straight people to attack.

“Really?” asked Bee.

“Yeah,” said Slick.

Bee asked, “Are you sure about that?”

“These kind of events are not publicized very well,” Slick insisted. “Why isn’t this being covered?”

“Yes, why is this hypothetical violence not being covered, or recorded, or even occurring?” Bee asked in voice-over. “Maybe it’s because the figures are being hushed up by the Homosexual-Industrial Complex.”

Slick insisted that he wasn’t bigoted because he has a gay best friend whose acquaintance he first made in a jacuzzi. The friend came out to Slick after the two had gone out dancing together.

Gay Christian Todd Clayton told Bee that what the Christian right is currently doing is pitching “a giant temper tantrum” because “they don’t get to be in charge anymore.”

Watch the video, embedded below via Comedy Central:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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