Saturday afternoon, Christian Toto at NewsBusters chronicled how Jimmy Kimmel has gone from being an "aw, shucks" comedian to "a hard-left comic" who believes (Kimmel's words) that "every talk show host is a liberal ... because it requires a level of intelligence."
That sad, ignorant transformation was on display Friday night, as Kimmel attempted and failed to make a genuine point in a restaurant skit which intended to ridicule a Bakersfield, California bakery which refuses to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples.
Tastries Bakery has thus far prevailed in court:
A Superior Court judge has ruled that the State of California cannot force a baker who identifies as a Christian to create cakes for same-sex “weddings” in violation of her faith. He differentiated between selling a generic product on the shelf with having to specially create a cake that celebrates an event that her religion prohibits.
Kimmel and his writers presented a painfully irrelevant, unfunny, and vacuous skit showing that they didn't grasp or care about owner Cathy Miller's faith:
Transcript (full segment here; beginning at 0:22):
... JIMMY KIMMEL: Are any of you gay?
FEMALE CUSTOMER ON LEFT: I'm gay.
KIMMEL: Okay, then I should let you know that you won't be enjoying any of our signature salads tonight. I'll go ahead and take your —
FEMALE CUSTOMER: I'm sorry. What?
KIMMEL: Our salad chef today is Tony, and he believes homosexuality is a sin, so we won't be creating any of our salads for you, which are tangy lemon Caesar, watercress with apple and crumbled bleu cheese, and my favorite, walnut and radicchio. What Tony does is he candies the walnuts in maple syrup and it's absolutely delicious.
FEMALE CUSTOMER: But I can't order that?
KIMMEL: No, you can't order it. Tony won't make a salad for you because it violates his religious beliefs. However, I could bring you a salad he made yesterday before he knew you were gay.
FEMALE CUSTOMER: I don't want day-old salad.
KIMMEL: All right. Well, aren't you a picky lesbian.
What can I get for you, sir?
MALE CUSTOMER ON LEFT: How's the lasagna?
KIMMEL: Oh, it's the best. That's a great choice. Oh, I have to ask, are you Jewish by any chance?
MALE CUSTOMER: Yeah.
KIMMEL: Oh, I'm so sorry. I should have mentioned that the lasagna is not for Jews tonight.
MALE CUSTOMER: What?
KIMMEL: Yeah, I'll bring you both the three-bean casserole.
The "day-old salad" offer supposedly ridicules the judge's distinction between custom-made and off-the-shelf products. The obvious problem, not that the truth matters to Kimmel and his creeps, is that Tastries would never have a generic cake for a gay wedding on its shelves.
Kimmel's over-the-top salad descriptions were meant to torment the woman who was not allowed to order one. In the real world, Tastries owner Cathy Miller appears not to have a vindictive bone in her body.
Despite their superior airs, Kimmel and other late-night hosts are showing us how insufferably stupid they've become.
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.