Hilarious Daily Show on France’s, Russia’s, Pope’s anti-gayness

A truly excellent segment on the Daily Show, with John Oliver now hosting as Jon Stewart is away producing a movie. In this one, they go after France’s homoerotic anti-gay protesters, Russia’s anti-gay parliament, and the Vatican’s claims that they are infested with a “gay lobby.”

First France.

I’d reported the other day on the series of anti-gay protests in France preceding and following France’s legalization of marriage for gay couples a few weeks ago. For some reason, the French anti-gay bigots have adopted pink as their color, and tend to have their male protesters – always young, buff men – walk around shirtless.  Calling it “homoerotic” does not do it justice.  It’s more “homo.”  Or as John Oliver put it:

“How is it that France’s anti-gay protests look so much gayer than our pro-gay protests?”

Note the young men at a recent anti-gay protest in Paris sporting their pink sunglasses, pink overalls, and pink neckerchiefs tied around their necks like farm-girl extras in Oklahoma!  Yep, nothing gay about that.


Then there are the French anti-gay-marriage flashmobs, where men dressed in skin-tight unitards, sporting wings, flew around the square between two dueling anti-gay mobs of women yelling “mom!” and men yelling “dad!”  Again, nothing gay about a guy parading his junk in public.


And there is most definitely nothing gay about teenage guys with six-packs putting on tight crotch-hugging pants, ripping their shirts off, then lighting a flare and racing through the finals of the French Open.

Yes, the anti-gay protester was quite literally “flaming”:

Homoerotic anti-gay protesters disrupt French Open finals

Fabulously flaming anti-gay marriage protester disrupts the finals of the French Open.

Oliver then moves on to Russia, where the lower house of parliament recently passed legislation pretty much banning pro-gay speech in the entire country.  Oliver notes that Putin, like his French anti-gay counterparts, also has an odd penchant for going shirtless.


And finally we have the Vatican, which is so gay it can’t even figure out that it keeps putting seeming-flamers on TV to represent its anti-gayness.  The pro-Vatican apologist who went on CNN to defend the Vatican’s recent comments about a “gay lobby” in the Vatican…. well, you really have to see and hear for yourself – go to 4:25 in the video and just watch, listen, and tell me that Father Edward Beck doesn’t do the voice over on the Honey Badger video:


This guy makes Lindsey Graham sound like to Tom Selleck.

Do watch the segment, it’s one of the best I’ve seen on the Daily Show.

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