Colbert on Obama's "War on Religion": Using Contraception is Cock-Blocking Jesus

There are too many sarcastic one-liners in last night's Colbert Report segment on the contraception "debate" to recount.

But a quick list includes the joke in the headline above, some cracks about Ben Franklin and syphilis, and a metaphor for the reasons tax-exempt institutions still feel they can impose their religion on others: the transubstantiation of taxpayer money into "bishop bucks"--used for court settlements for child molestation cases.

Oh, and then there's the one about Rick Santorum's "lubricated" slippery slope, you know the one that leads from contraception co-pays to the guillotine.

And then there's the finale, in which Stephen Colbert acts it all out somehow with a mini-guillotine, a banana, and a condom, in a bizzarro-nightmare flashback to health class sex ed, for those of us who actually had it.

Watch below:


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AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at February 15, 2012, 6:04am

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