One thing I do not enjoy is that in almost every episode lately (by lately I mean all year) he has taken an opportunity to make fun of those who stand against same-sex marriage, whether they be politicians, pastors, or whoever. He is entitled to his views and it is his show, so his material is all up to him, but I must say it gets to me at times.
Yet, his show gives us an insight into our post-modern world. You see Steven Colbert’s main audience is young people, and there is something more and more young people in the United States have in common: they are growing up with less and less Christian influence in their lives, and therefore less and less respect for and adherence to Christian views and teaching. Hence Colbert has a primed and ready audience for his liberal views. This is even more the case in Australia, which although it has had throughout its history a strong Christian influence, it arguably has never been a Christian nation, and certainly never has been to the degree the United States was/is. Therefore we have many younger, and indeed older people, for whom considering what the church thinks is not even on their radar.