Eureka Springs Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Featured On “The Daily Show”
EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM)- The anti-discrimination ordinance passed by voters in Eureka Springs was the focus of a segment titled “Anti-Christian Discrimination in Arkansas” on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Wednesday night (July 29).
Comedian Jordan Klepper, who plays a correspondent on the show, traveled to Eureka Springs to conduct interviews about the anti-discrimination ordinance, which prohibits the city and businesses from discriminating against a person based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Eureka Springs City Council passed the ordinance on Feb. 9 and residents voted to uphold it on May 12 during a special election.
Klepper interviewed ordinance supporter and City Council member Joyce Zeller as well as Randall Christy, who is the chief executive officer of the Great Passion Play that takes place near Eureka Springs. Christy also told Klepper in the interview that he was a vocal opponent of the anti-discrimination ordinance.
To watch “The Daily Show” segment, click here.
“The Daily Show” is a news satire show that airs Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. Stewart’s final broadcast as host is scheduled for August 6.