Revolution #51, June 18, 2006


Cheers to Jon Stewart, in one of his better moments, for introducing some refreshing historical truth during a June 7 Daily Show interview with Christian vampire William Bennett:

Jon Stewart: [Marriage is] a relatively modern invention; marriage was about chattel, it was a property arrangement at a certain point.

“Chattel” is an old word meaning “slave” or “personal property,” and Stewart is correct in his characterization here. Another good moment from the debate:

Bennett: Look, it's a debate about whether you think marriage is between a man and a woman.

Stewart: I disagree; it's a debate about whether you think gay people are part of the human condition or just a random fetish.

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