Stephen Colbert: Reading Matthew 25 From the Migrant Fields

Comedian Stephen Colbert joined the panel of witnesses at a House hearing on immigrant farm workers. Mr. Colbert has partnered with United Farm Workers and their campaign calling on unemployed Americans to take jobs in the agriculture sector. The UFWs president, Arturo Rodriguez, also testified at the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security hearing chaired by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA).

“Stephen Colbert” is a fictional persona of the comedian by the same name. Both are Catholic. In the clip above, Colbert breaks character for a moment to quote from Matthew 25: “Whatsover you do to the least of these …”