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WATCH: Jon Stewart Takes on Rand Paul

WATCH: Jon Stewart Takes on Rand Paul


The late-night comedy great thinks the 2016 presidential candidate's views on antigay 'religious freedom' laws don't hold up under scrutiny.

On Tuesday night's episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart welcomed 2016 Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and although most of the conversation was amicable, Stewart wasn't going to let Paul leave without answering pointed questions on antigay "religious freedom" laws.

After a lively yet always humorous debate, which featured Stewart making ghost noises at the behest of Paul, Stewart noted that those who supported controversial religious freedom laws in states like Indiana and Arkansas portrayed gay people and their allies as "forcing [business owners] to have to agree with their beliefs."

"But we're not," Stewart said. "We're asking them to do the thing they do for their business."

"It seems like gay marriage looms a lot larger in the minds of certain conservatives than it does in the Bible," he continued. "And the only thing I would say is, don't they sell cakes to sinners all the time? Adulterers? When you come in do you go 'I'd like a cake,' and they go 'Do you use the name of the Lord in vain?' How do you figure that out? It feels disingenuous."

Watch Stewart's full interview with Paul in the clips below.

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