Dubbed the "matrimonial recreation correspondent" by Maddow, Jones mocked conservative arguments against gay marriage during a report of George Takei's (Mr. Sulu for the Trekkies out there) scheduled appearance on the "Newlywed Game" alongside his spouse, Brad Altman.
Jones noted that the legalization of same-sex marriage in Iowa "didn't cause the apocalypse" and called Takei and Altman's appearance on the game show a "little marital victory," before launching into the "Star Trek" jokes:
Once again "Star Trek`s" George Takei boldly goes where no one has gone before. Takei and his husband Brad Altman are going to be the first same-sex couple on the new "Newlywed Game" hosted by Carnie Wilson. Mr. Sulu, Prop 8 on the starboard bow, fire proton torpedoes.
Of course, any time gay people get to do anything they never got to do before, the usual suspects make the usual noises. Huffed The Culture and Media Institute, quote, "They`re trying to use TV and the movies to set the gay agenda and make it mainstream."
Yes. Imagine that kind of thing in the mainstream.
Jones' CMI quote came from a September 17 Associated Press article that cited Dan Gainor, the MRC's vice-president of business and culture, on Takei's appearance.