If HBO personality Bill Maher habitually attacked any other group in the same way he slurs the Catholic Church he would be summarily dismissed, says the president of The Catholic League.
The organization compiled a “greatest hits” package of Maher’s anti-Catholic rants and sent a strongly worded letter to Glenn A. Britt, Chairman and CEO of Time-Warner, the group which owns HBO.
“Catholics need to know just how far Time Warner is prepared to play the role of spectator … it is evident that Maher’s bigotry is not merely visceral, it is relentless. The time has come for someone in a position of responsibility to sit down and have a serious talk with this man.”
The Catholic League’s report on Maher’s anti-Catholic bashing goes back to 1998, and includes Maher mocking the death of Pope John Paul II, calling Catholics schizophrenics and demanding the government restrict religion, not drugs.
Many of the comments were said on the HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher, while others came from various talk shows and news programs.