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Watch Stephen Colbert's Post-Debate Takedown Of Mike Pence's Anti-Gay Law

"I try and spend a little time on my knees every day."

The Late Show” streamed the vice presidential debate Tuesday with video of kittens. Host Stephen Colbert bared his own claws in a live monologue afterward. 

Colbert sharply referenced anti-gay legislation that the Republican VP pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), backed in his state. Critics said the so-called “religious freedom” law allowed businesses to refuse service to gay customers on religious grounds. The 2015-enacted law was revised but LGBT and other advocacy groups said gay people were still not protected from discrimination in the state.

So Colbert pointed out a debate clip of Pence saying, “I try and spend a little time on my knees everyday.”

The comedian milked the audience for a bit, then said, “Apparently Mike Pence is also very close with Vladimir Putin. Now fair warning, Mike, Indiana businesses can now refuse to serve you.”

Earlier in his bit, Colbert launched another zinger about the law. “As Jesus himself said, ‘Get out of my pizza parlor, you queers,’” he quipped.

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