The Daily Show started last night’s episode by breaking down the absolute clusterfuck that is Arizona’s anti-gay bill, SB 1062. Of course, last night governor Jan Brewer vetoed the bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers citing religious reasons (see: anti-homosexuality), and thus (hopefully) put an end to this whole ordeal, but not before the state had a chance to really let its bigotry shine. So Jon Stewart gave a run down of the giant mess in the Southwest.
He explained why, exactly, Arizona might have felt the need to consider such discriminatory legislation in the first place:
As Jason Collins becomes the first openly gay professional basketball player, as Michael Sam prepares to become the first openly gay NFL player, the Earth continues to spin on its axis, and a plague of locust has yet to descend upon America. Because of this lack of catastrophe, it is up to the states like Arizona to pick up the slack.
Ah, so that explains it. Because God has not yet decided to smite America for its embrace of homosexuality, Arizona had to take matters into its own hands and ensure that there is at least one state where "religious liberty," aka bigotry, stays strong.