We debated with several friends whether or not Bill Maher should've been fired for making hateful remarks about the Pope.
Let's remember what he said:
“Whenever a cult leader sets himself up as God’s infallible wingman, here on Earth, lock away the kids. Which is why I’d like to tip off law enforcement to an even larger child-abusing religious cult. Its leader also has a compound, and this guy not only operates outside the bounds of the law, but he used to be a Nazi and he wears funny hats. That’s right, the Pope is coming to America this week and ladies, he’s single!Ugly and vicious indeed.
“Now I know what you’re thinking: ‘Bill, you shouldn’t be saying that the Catholic Church is no better than this creepy Texas cult.’
For one thing, altar boys can’t even get pregnant. But really, what tripped up the little cult on the prairie was that they only abused hundreds of kids, not thousands, all over the world. Cults get raided, religions get parades.
How does the Catholic Church get away with all of their buggery? Volume, volume, volume!
Again, should HBO have fired Maher? I said no then and same still today. It's a free country and Maher can say whatever he wants.
Should you fire HBO for keeping an idiot like Maher on the air?
We have the power to cancel our subscription to HBO.
Believe it or not, there are options to HBO.
There are other things that you can watch on TV.
Don't send Maher a nasty letter. Don't waste your time. Just send a polite letter to your cable company, with a copy to HBO.
Cancel your subscription.
We live in a free country. We respect your respect your right to speech. We also have the right to switch channels!
Maher's attack was the latest in a long list of attacks against Christians. This is what Bill O'Reilly wrote about years ago: