JON STEWART HOSTS BIGOT
Catalyst November Issue 2010
Recently, on the “Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” atheist author Sam Harris said, “The Catholic Church is more concerned about preventing contraception than protecting child rape. It’s more concerned about preventing gay marriage than genocide.”
In his previous book, Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris criticized the Bible for not containing a chapter on mathematics, and for not discussing electricity, DNA or a cure for cancer. Such remarks shine a bright light on his intellectual acumen, but his bigoted rant smacked of the kind of bile we used to expect from the Klan.
We could not help but notice that Stewart, who is ever so sensitive about anti-Semitism, allowed Harris to spew his hate-filled comments without a challenge. Unlike Rick Sanchez, Stewart gets away with this on a regular basis.
This wasn’t light humor, poking fun at Catholicism. This was bigotry, pure and simple.