The Supreme Court is set to decide whether a cross in the Mojave Desert as a war memorial can continue to stand on public land. Justice Antonin Scalia argued that the cross is a universal symbol honoring the dead.
“I don’t think you can leap from that to the conclusion that the only war dead that the cross honors are the Christian war dead. I think that is an outrageous conclusion,” argued Scalia. Stephen Colbert interpreted Scalia’s words to mean that the cross no longer represents Christians.
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, broadcast Oct. 13, 2009.