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The Daily Show's John Oliver 'Gaywatches' The Boy Scouts, France, Russia, and Pope Francis: VIDEO

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John Oliver, filling in for Jon Stewart while he's on summer hiatus, is doing a bang-up job, and last night blasted the Boy Scouts for their policy of accepting gay scouts but banning scout leaders, calling it "a tragic end for the merit badge for closet-staying.".

He added, of the policy: "They're happy to welcome anyone with homosexual thoughts up until the age when they're old enough to act on them. That must create an awkward situation at Boy Scout graduation."

Leader: Congratulations Scout. Gay Scouts make us all proud.

Gay Scout: Oh, I'm happy to hear that. I'd like to come back as a leader one day.

Leader: You burn in hell, pervert!

In a special international edition of 'Gaywatch', Oliver also looks at Russia's ban on 'gay propaganda', Pope Francis and the Vatican's 'gay lobby', and the anti-gay marriage protests in France.

How is it that France's anti-gay protests (below) look so much gayer than our pro-gay protests?

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. People with more opps than I to observe them in the flesh say that many Europeans look/act "gay" from a N. American perspective, whatever their sexual identity or politics may be.

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Jun 14, 2013 10:21:41 AM


  2. Yeah, in France, you get the sense that guys are cruising you all the time. Just don't act on it, because most of them aren't. It's just their curious and/or nosy ways. Though I've also known more supposedly "straight" and especially married (to women) men here who are on the low down all the time (Sunday seems to be the special day for hook-ups). A LOT of hypocrisy. All that cheek kissing too. My last boyfriend recently got in a relationship with a woman and they even had a kid. He still wants to get it on. I also have met a rather staggering number of guys who have been married, had kids and then took up an entirely gay life. They never have a strong explanation for why they got involved with a woman in the first place, but it always seems in relation to their professional situation.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jun 14, 2013 11:39:07 AM


  3. The writing team at TDS is one of our most effective allies. Their humor exposes the anti-gay forces for what they are. Brilliant. (And John Oliver has always cracked me up!)

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Jun 14, 2013 12:13:00 PM


  4. The whole segment was great. Absurdity is the perfect vehicle for capturing the unintentional idiocy of the anti-gay forces, and they did it very effectively, with an underlying sincerity from Oliver (at least how I read it) that Stewart can lack. The audience clearly got it.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 14, 2013 12:22:27 PM


  5. John Oliver most certainly did not disappoint as a fill in for Jon Stewart. Maybe CC will find a show for him like they did for Steven Colbert.

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Jun 15, 2013 1:21:50 PM


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