Maher made much of the pope’s remarks about not judging homosexuals for who they are, but none of his quips were below the belt. However, he could not stop there.
Maher noted that he will be away for the next five weeks, and offered his predictions for what the headlines will be while on vacation. On the screen was shown a mock-up of the Fox News webpage, the headline of which read, “Pope Francis Moves to Massachusetts, Marries Longtime Companion.” Below this panel was a picture of the pope and an elderly man.
Ramadan started a month ago; it ends this week. Maher has had many chances to stick it to Muslims, but he demurs. His reticence is not based on ethics—he has none—it is based on fear. On the other hand, his hatred of Catholicism, which is pathological, continues to be expressed. That’s because he has no fear of being retaliated against.
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