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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Trashes Arizona for 'Morally Repugnant' Anti-Gay Bill

“Arizona…if you had your attitude in Seattle’s weather you would be the world’s largest used condom and nuclear waste dump."
 
 
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On last night’s The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart weighed in on the now-vetoed Arizona discrimination bill allowing business owners to deny service to gay and lesbian customers on religious grounds.

Stewart had a frank message for the Grand Canyon state:

“Arizona, I’m going to say something to you with all due respect…you are lucky you are warm…because if you had your attitude in Seattle’s weather you would be the world’s largest used condom and nuclear waste dump”.

Stewart than ripped into Republicans for opposing the bill on economic grounds rather than the fact it is “morally repugnant.” Even the Arizona Super Bowl said the bill could jeopardize plans to host next year’s game:

"This is where you are now Arizona. You've made yourself too homophobic and dickish for professional football,” he said.

Finally, Stewart ran a clip of Megyn Kelly claiming that the bill might have been a reaction or overreaction from conservatives who believe religion is under fire.

“Where would people of faith, or Arizonans have gotten the idea that religion is under attack in this country?” Stewart remarked sarcastically, before running a montage of Fox’s relentless faux war on religion and the network's “constant barrage of apocalyptic paranoia and outage”.

Watch Stewart trash Arizona in a two-part series.

Jodie Gummow is a senior fellow and staff writer at AlterNet.

 

 
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