Fresh from his Emmy win, Jon Stewart took the stage Tuesday night to take on some odd events and speeches from the Values Voters Summit, a gathering sponsored by churches and family values groups that the Christian Science Monitor referred to as "a more genteel anti-Obama tea party."
Stewart first explored the irony of Bill O'Reilly accepting a media courage award at an event that bars the media, but quickly moved on to a speech given by Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) chief of staff. Michael Schwartz, a longtime conservative activist, spoke before the group about homosexuality and pornography, saying:
"...It is my observation that boys of [around 10] have less tolerance for homosexuality than just about any other class of people. They speak badly about homosexuality. And that's because they don't want to be that way. They don't want to fall into it. And that's a good instinct."
Stewart sympathized asking, "When did we lose that childlike sense of homophobia? Damn you, cruel world." He was less understanding about Schwartz's odd condemnation of pornography.