Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Samantha Bee on the Birth of the Religious Right


ICYMI: "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" -- the true successor to "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" -- reminds us that it wasn't Roe v. Wade that gave birth to the political religious right, but a court case involving the IRS challenging the tax-exempt status of religiously affiliated institutions that discriminated on the basis of race. Naturally, this was just the starting point, Bee noted: “Oh, don't worry, gays. They’ll get to you. You’re just harder to spot.” Abortion became the national rallying cry for Evangelical Christians because they needed a better rallying cry than “Black people are icky," Bee says.

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