Colbert Compares Ex-Gay Therapy To Anti-Left-Handedness


On Tuesday night’s The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert mocked ex-gay therapy, noting a recent decision by a California judge to suspend a new ban on the treatment for minors for three plaintiffs challenging the law. (A judge in a separate case was not so conciliatory to the harmful therapy’s proponents.) Colbert highlighted the New Jersey lawsuit against Jewish ex-gay group JONAH and the many bizarre strategies the clients had to endure that were supposed to help them change their orientation. At the end of the segment, he notes, “If we outlaw these therapies, we’d have no choice but to sit back and let people be gay, just like we gave up on curing left-handedness.” Watch it: