On last night’s episode of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert tackled the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate. During the segment, the comedian poked fun at the church’s stance on contraceptives, while making a variety of statements that that may be offensive to Catholic adherents.
“I have often warned you that President Obama is anti-religious zealot, which is surprising since he is also a devout secret Muslim,” Colbert joked. “Now, he is launching a vengeful Crusade against the Catholic Church, which is especially hurtful, because vengeful Crusades — kind of our thing.”
Colbert also went on to joke about Obama’s overall health care plan, saying, “If Jesus wanted everyone to have insurance, he’d have been crucified on a Blue Cross Blue Shield.”
On the contraceptive front, the comedian discussed his own use (or lack thereof) of birth control.
“I practice natural, church-approved birth control,” he said. “It’s like holding in a sneeze.”
Of course, the overall tone was a negative one when it comes to religious peoples’ views that the Obama administration has overstepped its bounds and tramples individual liberty in implementing and handling the mandate.
“Our forefounders would not recognize this secular agenda anymore than we recognize the term forefounder,” he joked. “And they certainly did not use contraception or Ben Franklin wouldn’t be so riddled with syphilis.”
Toward the end of the segment, Colbert put a condom on a banana and used a guillotine to demonstrate “Obama’s attack on religion.”
Watch the spectacle, below: