HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher denied that Christians are depicted negatively in the media and accused social conservatives of having a “persecution complex” during an interview with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on Friday.
“I hear this all the time from social conservatives, like yourself. You feel put upon, you feel like somehow the world is against you. You’re 80% of the country. You have the vast majority, even in the blue states, most people are religious. Most liberals still follow a religion, most Democrats do. I’m the only one sneering at you. Nobody else is. So, I don’t — I don’t understand that persecution complex except it’s in Christian history. You love being persecuted” he stated.
Huckabee rebutted, “if you look at television shows and movies you’d be hard pressed to find a sitcom in which Christians, which do represent a significant part of the population…you won’t seem them presented as normal, decent people. They’re usually a charlatan.” Maher disagreed, and responded “Christians are depicted as charlatans? You’re thinking of Jews. I don’t know where you’re getting that from.”
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