Samantha Bee, a correspondent on Comedy
Central's The Daily Show, on Monday persuaded a pastor to
consider that his anti-gay rhetoric sounds narrow minded.
In a field segment, Bee interviewed
Matt Slick, an evangelical pastor who claims Christians are being
targeted by intolerant gay activists.
“Christians are getting bullied,”
asserted Slick, the host of Matt
Slick Live. “The Christians that I talk to are
intimidated. They'll often get persecuted.”
“For what?” Bee asked.
“For just saying that they believe
that homosexuality is wrong or that homosexuals are sinful, just like
adulterers, just like pedophiles, just like liars, just like thieves.
I'm just informing them.”
“Okay, so the homosexuals don't like
“That's right. They're not very
“So, hey jerks, be more tolerant of
your intolerance,” Bee said mockingly.
“Of my religious orientation,”
After the pair are seen walking in
public with Bee yelling at passersby not to judge the Christian,
Slick claimed that straight people are being attacked over their
“The opposite happens as well, where
homosexuals go out to find straights to beat up.”
“Yeah,” Slick answered.
“At what point has your right to
express yourself been infringed upon?” Bee asked.
“I don't know if it's going to
happen, but I'm concerned about it,” Slick answered after a pause.
“I have a radio show. I'm just concerned about any oppression that
may come, that people might say, 'Matt, you can't say that on the
radio,' that homosexuality is a sin.”
“It's like you can't even go on the
radio anymore and condemn a whole subset of people to hell without
getting some blowback.”
“Well, when you put it that way, it
does sound rather arrogant and myopic, narrow-minded and bigoted.”
“Good. Then I've done my job,” Bee
told the pastor.
the entire segment on Hulu.)