BILL MAHER: AMERICA’S #1 BIGOT
Catalyst March Issue 2008
America’s top bigot, Bill Maher, was at it again in January and February. For example, when Maher appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” he commented on the widely publicized speech made by presidential candidate Mitt Romney, explaining the role of religion in government. Maher remarked:
“You can’t be a rational person six days a week and put on a suit and make rational decisions and go to work and, on one day of the week, go to a building and think you’re drinking the blood of a 2,000-year-old space god. That doesn’t make you a person of faith…that makes you a schizophrenic.”
As Maher reeled into his anti-Christian freefall, it was clear that O’Brien was uneasy with the bigoted comments. After Maher ended his rant, O’Brien followed up by asking him whether or not anyone who is religious is schizophrenic. Maher responded, “Well, yes, sort of, because they have walled off a part of their mind.” Maher made this statement out of complete ignorance or hatred of Christianity.
Later in the month on his HBO program, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the comedian discussed the possibility of UFOs. Here is what he said:
“I think it is much more likely that there could be space ships from outer space, than what a lot of things people believe. People still believe, you know, excuse me I know I may inject religion into every show but UFOs are a lot more likely than a space god [that] flew down bodily and you know who was the Son of God and you know had sex with a Palestinian woman…”
When Bill Donohue was asked about Maher’s comments on the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Donohue jokingly opined that he would love to step in the ring with Maher at Madison Square Garden so he could “floor him.”
When Maher appeared on “Larry King Live” on February 4, King asked him about Donohue’s quip. Maher responded—in a serious tone—that Donohue “threatened to beat [him] up” and that he would “defend” himself if necessary.
Apparently Maher didn’t know a comment made in jest when he saw it. It is obvious that this humorless “comedian” needs to get a life. He also needs to see a shrink about his pathological obsession with all things religious, especially Roman Catholicism.