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Jeff Sessions's Religious Liberty Task Force Pilloried on Late Show

Jeff Sessions's Religious Liberty Task Force Pilloried on Late Show

Religious Liberty Task Force

The attorney general's Religious Liberty Task Force gave The Late Show an opportunity for a hilarious Ghostbusters parody.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for a Religious Liberty Task Force this week to respond to what he calls a "dangerous movement" that is "now challenging and eroding our great tradition of religious freedom." Sessions's efforts threaten to allow and encourage discrimination against LGBT people and other groups in the name of religious freedom.

In arguing for the task force, the AG claimed nuns are forced to buy contraceptives -- alluding to the Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage in employee health insurance plans; Sessions also praised the Supreme Court for ruling against a same-sex couple that was denied a wedding cake by a homophobic baker.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert projected their vision of this task force, shooting a parody of the Real Ghostbusters animated series' theme song, with the chorus, "Who ya gonna call? Religious Liberty Task Force!" and the tagline, "I ain't afraid of no gays!"

The parody of the original Ray Parker, Jr., song featured real clips from the 1980s TV show, with an illustrated Sessions riding around in a car sporting a crossed-out Pride flag.

The song features lines like, "If a guy seems hot, and he's got the wrong God, Who ya gonna call? Religious Liberty Task Force!" Other reasons to "call the religious liberty task force" featured in the song include, "If they speak Espanol, or use birth control" and "if there's a gay cake in your neighborhood...on top of that cake, they're both dudes."

Watch what The Late Show predicts Sessions's task force will look like here:

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