Jon Stewart had Bill Bennett (rather infamous, but he’s not a complete blowhard) as his guest, debating gay marriage.

Stewart: So why not encourage gay people to join in in that family arrangement if that is what provides stability to a society?

Bennett: Well I think if gay… gay people are already members of families…

Stewart: What?!

Bennett: They’re sons and they’re daughters..

Stewart: So that’s where the buck stops, that’s the gay ceiling.

Bennett: Look, it’s a debate about whether you think marriage is between a man and a women.

Stewart: I disagree, I think it’s a debate about whether you think gay people are part of the human condition or just a random fetish.

There’s also a video at OneGoodMove [QuickTime required]

§1202 · June 8, 2006 · Tags: , , ·

1 Comment to “Jon Stewart, poignant”

  1. Ellen says:

    I saw this too, he doesn’t come off as bad as most people holding the position *AND* he respects that gay marriage “is here” (or close enough to almost).

    There are people who never bend from a position and whose opinion will never bend you. And there are people who are open enough to eventually get bended and could bend you a degreee if/when you see what the root is – these are usually the non-bigots, and I suspect Bennett is one. I suspect he’s closer to a “ays don’t stay together, …” than a true “gays are gross and I flinch when I see them hold hands” – I would have liked to see the dialog continue.

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