Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert on
Tuesday's broadcast of The Colbert Report said gay marriage
Colbert was poking fun at the
Iowa-based Christian conservative The Family Leader's anti-gay
marriage pledge signed
by Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann and former Pennsylvania
Senator Rick Santorum. Both candidates are virulently anti-gay.
The pledge “defends marriage by
vowing vigorous opposition to intimate unions which are bigamous,
polygamous, polyandrous, same sex, etc.,” Colbert
reported on his farcical conservative news show.
“And that etc. is an essential
catch-all folks because there's a lot of freaky stuff going on in
Iowa. OK. Man on corn. Corn on man. Corn on cob. Butter on corn
on cob on man.”
“But I know what you're thinking:
'Steven that sounds delicious,'” he added.
Colbert went on to take a swipe at
Bachmann's remark that being gay was “personal bondage.”
“Yes, personal enslavement,” he
said, “or personal domination, depending on what role you're
playing that night. The important thing is to have a safe word …
“You see, Bachmann is sensitive to
the pain of slavery because to her clearly everything is slavery.
Don't walk signs, that's ambulatory slavery. Fat free cheese, that's
just flavor slavery, or flavery,” he added.