Stephen Colbert has sided with Rick
Perry's sentiment on Christmas and gay troops in his ad Strong.
In Strong, which was released on
Monday in early caucus state Iowa, Perry says there is something
wrong with America when gay troops can serve openly in the military
but children cannot openly celebrate Christmas.
On his Comedy Central show The
Colbert Report, Colbert rushed to Perry's defense.
“Governor Perry is right. Thanks to
the gays, our children can't openly celebrate the birth of our savior
in school, and yet these gays in the military can openly celebrate
their favorite holiday: being away from their family, risking their
lives in Afghanistan.”
“I for one am offended by those who
would condemn the Christmas lifestyle. They don't understand that
unlike being gay, loving Christmas is not a choice.”
“I was attracted to Christmas at a
very early age. I didn't totally understand it, but it got me very
excited. I remember looking at a present and just aching for it. I
saw a gingerbread man and I wanted him in my mouth.”
Colbert then calls in 2 Santas who
begin to make out under the mistletoe.
“Oh yeah. Somebody's sugar plums are
“In your face gays,” Colbert
taunts. “Governor Perry, you're welcome!”