Colbert then reported on an article by surgeon general nominee James W. Holsinger, "Pathophysiology of Male Homosexuality," explaining that "in it, Dr. Holsinger proves that male homosexuality is not only unnatural but a threat to public health."
"I say we get this guy appointed and let him do for homosexuality what previous surgeon generals have done for smoking," Colbert concluded. "For years, we have tolerated smoking, just like we currently tolerate homosexuality, but the surgeon general alerted us to the dangers of smoking with warning labels. With Holsinger at the helm, we can use the same approach for homosexuality. Every gay man and woman should come with a label."
The following video is from The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert, broadcast on June 13.