As only he can, Stephen Colbert gives the Report treatment to the detention by Mormon church security of a gay couple after they shared a kiss on the cheek while walking through the plaza.

Enjoy.  Unless you’re LDS and homophobic… then I advise you to NOT watch :)

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Write up in the SL Tribune indicates the show got permission from the church to film on the property…. but they didn’t specify they’d be shooting a parody of the “kiss incident”…

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Michelle on November 5th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Oh my, that little video made my week. It also infuriated me. Such hypocrites, 99.9% of my BYU instructors in Interior Design were def. GAY.

I’m so glad I have nothing to do with that moronic “church”


craig on November 6th, 2009 at 8:15 am

There’s so much truthiness in that clip I could cry. I especially like the two Elders on the couch at the end. Reminds me of what I daydreamed about constantly during my mission. (While riding my old bicycle through 2 feet of snow in the dark after having doors slammed in my face all day in Italy by Catholics who were just fine with their Jesus)


Ashley Rae on November 6th, 2009 at 10:37 am

This made me laugh so hard when I watched it… Colbert has a great way of putting things into perspective.

I must say, however, that I have recently heard that they were actually doing more than just kissing… there was word that they were quite intoxicated and being very rude and obnoxious. Although- I was not there so I can’t vouch for the validity of this. It’s just word of mouth.

BUT the fact of the matter is that I wouldn’t be surprised if they were kicked off of the property for a mere kiss, either. And THAT is stupid.

And LOL to Craig’s comment.


Chris on November 7th, 2009 at 9:08 am

Stephen Colbert always says it perfectly. I wish I could say this was surprising that the church behaved this way, but I’m definitely not. :/


Robert on November 9th, 2009 at 7:57 am

I appreciate the part of them having a straight couple sit there and make out to show that the idea they too would be asked to leave is pure BS….

A kiss is nothing more than an expression of love… and of course in their perverted view, an expression of love between two men is somehow ‘lewed.’ That is what they assume God sees it as. But then, God is love…

They never should have ‘leased’ Main street to a church.

I truly wish there would be a large sucking sound, like a cosmic vacuum that would just suck up all the world’s churches and cleanse this world from the filth of it.

They would call that the rapture. I say bring it on already, lets get rid of it… Janice had a lovely little vidoe on the Rapture, but I can’t find it on her site… anyone else see that?


Kathleen on November 9th, 2009 at 11:51 am

Great comments everyone. Ashley, I think if what you heard is true we would have seen evidence of that on the church’s video. I also don’t think the charges would have been dropped.


Kathleen on November 9th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Robert: Go to Janice’s Sarah Palin link for the video.


Robert on November 9th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Boy that was hard to find, but here it is:

http://choppedliverproductions.com/politics/PalinPage.html

Such a catchy tune..


Allison on November 9th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

LOL… I shouldn’t have clicked that link. I had forgotten how very catchy that little tune is. I’m going to be singing it all day….

I can hardly wait for the day of rapture…
call you crazy people ho-home….


Robert on November 11th, 2009 at 8:10 am

Okay, I suppose THIS ought to be good news to me… a step in the right directions…. but it is not. For I hate Mormonism even when it attempts to do something good:

http://pamshouseblend.com/diary/14041/mormon-leadership-comes-out-in-support-of-some-basic-rights-for-some-lgbt-utahns

For in doing so, it made these points:

1. “People often feel strongly about such issues. Sometimes they feel so strongly that the ways in which they relate to one another seem to strain the fabric of our society…”

Apparently not them???? They didn’t strain the fabric of society?

2. “The issue before you tonight is the right of people to have a roof over their heads and the right to work without being discriminated against. But, importantly, the ordinance also attempts to balance vital issues of religious freedom.”

The rights of religions to fire someone or to not have to rent to others is not a ‘vital’ right. It is not a right at all. If they cannot deal with all groups of people they need to get out of whatever business they are in that puts them in that conflict (i.e Catholic adoption services for example).

3. “The Church supports this ordinance because it is fair and reasonable and does not do violence to the institution of marriage.”

Ah, so treat us equally does ‘violence’ to the institution of marriage. Stupid, moronic fool.. Wouldn’t such a claim sort of make it incumbent on him (and the churches that claim this nonsense) to identify exactly what violence marriage equality would inflict on the institution? Is the institution of marriage in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Spain, South Africa or any others who have legalized marriage equality – suffering violence to it? Of course not.

4. “I represent a church that believes in human dignity, in treating others with respect even when we disagree – in fact, especially when we disagree. The Church’s past statements are on the public record for all to see. In these comments and in our actions, we try to follow what Jesus Christ taught. Our language will always be respectful and acknowledge those who differ, but will also be clear on matters that we feel are of great consequence to our society.”

Nonsense. His statement in item #3 above proves his claim in item #4 false. He cannot say they are respectful and believe in human dignity when they perpetuate a lie that gay couples are a threat to the family, or that marriage equality would inflict violence on the institution. No matter how sincerely they believe it or in how they present it. Not only does #3 show that their claim in #4 is a lie, but the incident Colbert is reporting on does as well.

I’m going to spend the rest of my life doing all I can to reveal the truth about this church to anyone who will listen. All it takes is revealing the true history of Mormonism to wake anyone up to the darkness it (and all organized religion) truly represents…


Robert on November 18th, 2009 at 11:47 am

Okay, this isn’t exactly about gay marriage or organized religion. But since we used Janice’s song about Sarah Palin, here’s a link to a spoof about her new book, Going Rogue:

http://www.365gay.com/news/sarah-palin-book-shoots-rachel-maddow-satire/

The book shoots Rachel Maddow. It’s very funny..


Allison on November 18th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

LOLOL Rob…. that was very funny.


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