As another debate about gun control unfolds in Washington D.C., Samantha Bee outlined the similarities between the National Rifle Association and the Church of Scientology during the latest episode of Full Frontal.
“Both of these cults are based on fanciful myths that when repeated enough, their otherwise intelligent followers start to believe,” Bee argued. “One says that 75 million years ago, an intergalactic warlord nuked billions of people in volcanoes. And then there’s the really crazy myth that guns have nothing to do with gun violence.”
“Both of these messianic cults push the narrative that only they can save the world,” she continued. “But if you join them, you can share in their power – they’ll make you a superhero, whether that means healing the sick with your mind or making a kill shot on a mass murder despite being unable to even hit the toilet bowl when you’re taking a leak.”
With these organizational similarities in mind, Bee decided her best hope for weakening the NRA would be to convince its members to leave their guns behind and become scientologists. She appealed to any NRA lifers who “hate-watch” Full Frontal with a goofy public service announcement.
“We’re calling on you to break free from the NRA – and join Scientology instead,” Bee said. “Scientology can fill all the holes in your soul … it will bless you with fear, power fantasies, a creepily ageless leader and merch.”
“Is Scientology safe?” Bee asked rhetorically. “Of course not. It’s bonkers. But it’s safer for the rest of us.”