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Mega Obama Donor Bill Maher: Yeah, Mormonism's a "Cult"
Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2010 | Guy Benson

Posted on 05/21/2012 2:50:36 PM PDT by Kaslin

Maher's brand of bile is more overt than the preferred approach of his fellow media lefties, but subtlety was never Bill's modus operandi.  Via Twitter:
 

RT @billmaher: Why even listen to on foreign policy? His entire FP experience is 2 yrs trying to brow-beat Frenchmen into joining his cult


Quick reactions:

(1) Some liberals are already saying that because Maher is a militant, aggressive atheist, he views all religions as cults.  Has he called Barack Obama's Trinity United Church of Christ a "cult"?  I can't seem to recall that particular smear for some reason.

(2) David Axelrod said just yesterday that Mitt Romney's Mormonism is "off the table" for the fall campaign.  Will he encourage Obama's SuperPAC to return Maher's $1 million donation?

(3) But wait, you protest, the Obama campaign can't legally control the behavior and decisions of its Super PAC.  True.  Over to you, Bill Burton -- director of Obama's SuperPAC:
 

Priorities USA, a super-PAC that supports President Obama, won't touch on Mitt Romney's Mormonism in its attacks, the group's head told The Hill Monday morning. "We are ruling that out," Priorities USA senior strategist Bill Burton said. "I don't even see the point in engaging in this conversation too much. ... The campaign said they wouldn't engage on it. I haven't heard of any Democrat who has said that should be touched."


Now that he has clearly established that bigotry and religious fear-mongering have no place in the 2012 campaign, will Burton stamp "return to sender" on Maher's massive check?  If not, I don't want to hear one single peep from Obamaworld about Mitt Romney's lack of "moral leadership" in the realm of today's escalating politics of repudiation.

(4) Bill Maher is an insufferable hater who's been slamming Mormonism (and other faiths) for years.  He explicitly called Mitt Romney's church "a cult" last month:
 

http://www.mrctv.org/videos/ignorant-bill-maher-romney-only-gives-mormons-his-cult-thats-not-charity-theyre-not-poor-people

Yeah, don't expect Billy B. to mail back that seven-figure check any time soon.  This is who Bill Maher is, and Team Obama knew it when they accepted his cash.  And by the way, Maher is dead wrong that Romney "only" donated to his church.  He's also given hefty sums to cancer and MS research organizations, charities for our troops, and children's groups.  And Romney's contributions to the Mormon church weren't just to help indigent Mormons, they were to help facilitate the church's philanthropic and humanitarian work around the world -- or as Maher would characterize it, "brow-beating poor people into benefiting from his cult."


UPDATE - No comment from Team Obama: "The Obama campaign did not respond to an e-mail from BuzzFeed asking whether they would repudiate Maher's remarks."

UPDATE II - Apparently the Obama campaign has offered a tepid rebuke without mentioning Maher by name.  They did not comment on the status of his large donation.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cult; donors; fundingtheleft
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ENOUGH SAID


1 posted on 05/21/2012 2:50:46 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Islam is a cult and the muticultural liberals insist that we must be tolerant of the conquering warlord’s intolerant death cult.


2 posted on 05/21/2012 2:53:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: a fool in paradise

Has Maher ever attacked Islam as a cult?

I think the FLDS could easily be called a cult. As a whole I don’t know, but I don’t think it should be called Christianity.


3 posted on 05/21/2012 2:57:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kaslin

Any religion could be considered a cult based on who is observing.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 2:57:24 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: a fool in paradise

Bump


5 posted on 05/21/2012 2:58:39 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
A couple of years ago I walked out on an appearance he made in Boston with Ann Coulter (God knows why she agreed to appear with him).She spoke first and was excellent but when he stepped to the podium the most putrid political/philosophical pus started spewing forth from him and I couldn't stand it any more.He snarled insults at me as I left...to applause of much of the audience (Boston,don't ya know).

I wonder of swill-for-brains has ever consulted Harry Reid on the legitimacy of Mormonism?

6 posted on 05/21/2012 3:00:28 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Kaslin

did he ever buy Coco that house he promised her ?

( like George Soros promises women who spread for him )


7 posted on 05/21/2012 3:04:04 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Kaslin

Liberalism is a cult of mental illness.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 3:06:20 PM PDT by dancusa (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. H.L Menkin)
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To: Kaslin

Bill MAher is trying to say somethign so stupid Obama will be forced to give his $$$million back

I am surprised a no-talent hack like MAher has a million to donate to anyone.

I think he is smart enough to know he would be an UNEMPLOYED no-talent hack if he were not sporting the liberal line.

Why is HBO getting away with this? Boycott them now- any freeper here have HBO?


9 posted on 05/21/2012 3:11:11 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in Palin/Gingrich)
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To: Kaslin

Mormonism is a cult! It was man-made by a fortune seeking, child molesting, unfaithful, con-man, grifter who had as many as 43 separate wives, some of them at the same time and some as young as 13; and over 10,000,000 people have been sucked in since then.

But to hear it from that mishapen-headed goofus Maher has got to hurt. Maher is disgusting. I’d rather be led by a Mormon (even if it is Romnesty) than this stupid and very ugly non-funny comedian.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 3:15:33 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Kaslin

Maher should have a face to face with Harry Reid.

He agrees with Harry on just about everything.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 3:15:59 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Kaslin

Mitt Romney actually, truly believes, and teaches, that he will become an actual God, and be worshiped as a deity.

Christians no longer think that is cultish?


12 posted on 05/21/2012 3:21:23 PM PDT by ansel12 ( The first American vote for a man who believes that he will become literally God, an actual deity.)
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To: Mr. K

RE: Why is HBO getting away with this? Boycott them now- any freeper here have HBO?

We got rid of HBO after seeing how much they suck up to maher.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 3:21:33 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: laweeks

“Mormonism is a cult! It was man-made by a fortune seeking, child molesting, unfaithful, con-man, grifter who had as many as 43 separate wives, some of them at the same time and some as young as 13; and over 10,000,000 people have been sucked in since then.”

And there we thought Maher was a reprobate! Maybe you and Maher should go on the road together. “The Happy Bigots With Mush Between Their Ears” Pot, Meet Kettle going down the Yellow Brick Road of Religious Bigotry.


14 posted on 05/21/2012 3:21:49 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Mr. K

I have been boycotting HBO since the 70s


15 posted on 05/21/2012 3:21:51 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Michael Barnes

Catholicism is not a cult


16 posted on 05/21/2012 3:24:11 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Too bad he doesn’t understand why it is a cult.

Pray for America


17 posted on 05/21/2012 3:25:51 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: vette6387
Maybe you and Maher should go on the road together.

Wow! How very libtard of you to smear me. All I did was to define Mormonism exactly as it is defined. Pardon me, but everything I said about St. Joseph Smith, Jr., is correct.

I think you need to develop a keen interest in the truth. I accept your apology.

18 posted on 05/21/2012 3:27:47 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Kaslin

Yeah...so is “black liberation theology”

Your point???


19 posted on 05/21/2012 3:28:50 PM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: jesseam

I value the sanctity of my immortal soul too much to have ever watched anything that maher was on.


20 posted on 05/21/2012 3:31:51 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: Kaslin

As a Bible-believing Christian, I would honestly have to say Mormonism is a cult. But, so is Islam. Following either is not the way to heaven. But there is a difference between the two, at least in a “worldly” way: Mormons don’t want to strap bombs on themselves and blow up innocent men, women and children.

Pray for Mormons to find the Truth. Pray for Muslims to find the Truth-—but be vigilant while doing so.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 3:35:12 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
A couple of years ago I walked out on an appearance he made in Boston with Ann Coulter (God knows why she agreed to appear with him).

Some have claimed that she dated Maher. I don't know if that was them taking potshots over her becoming more and more liberal or what.
22 posted on 05/21/2012 3:36:37 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Kaslin

Throughout much of Graeco-Roman pre-Christian history, atheism was punishable by death. Even pagans realized that atheists are bereft of virtue and values.


23 posted on 05/21/2012 3:38:01 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Kaslin

Why, why does anyone care what this moron has to say? He’s an effing idiot. Please, please stop quoting him. I beg of you!


24 posted on 05/21/2012 3:40:05 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: vette6387; laweeks
And there we thought Maher was a reprobate! Maybe you and Maher should go on the road together. “The Happy Bigots With Mush Between Their Ears” Pot, Meet Kettle going down the Yellow Brick Road of Religious Bigotry.

I gotta side with laweeks - Joseph Smith was clearly looking to invent a religion. Maher maybe a scumbag, but so was Smith and Brigham Young and the others. I think about as much of Mormonism as I do Muslims or Scientologists.
25 posted on 05/21/2012 3:40:22 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: GeronL

I doubt very seriously whether Maher has called Islam anything because he’s probably too a-skeered to.

Obama will use Maher and other “comedians” to do his dirty work for him where Romney’s religion is concerned. When SNL does their “Mormon” skit, I’ll not be surprised nor will I be surprised if Obama fails to repudiate either them or Maher.


26 posted on 05/21/2012 3:49:50 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Kaslin

So is Athiesm; a deranged cult.

Often I hear “athiests” who listen to Santanic music, but they don’t believe in “God”? Figure that one out??


27 posted on 05/21/2012 3:50:17 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Twinkie

Thats why leftists bow down to Islam, they are scared.


28 posted on 05/21/2012 3:53:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

You can try to summarize all of the disgusting lies about Joseph Smith in a single post, but that doesn’t make a single one of them even vaguely true. But then again, that doesn’t fit your hate narrative.


29 posted on 05/21/2012 3:54:44 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: Kaslin

depends on who is being asked I guess


30 posted on 05/21/2012 3:57:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kaslin

You know the saying about a broken clock (no matter how nauseatingly ugly and repellent it might be).....


31 posted on 05/21/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Kaslin

Mormonism is a cult. Maher is going to make the right look like fools if they trying to defend it.


32 posted on 05/21/2012 4:02:49 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Kaslin

I wonder if Bill Maher has had this conversation with Democratic Majority Leader Dingy Harry Reid?


33 posted on 05/21/2012 4:04:28 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: laweeks
Mormonism is a cult! It was man-made by a fortune seeking, child molesting, unfaithful, con-man, grifter who had as many as 43 separate wives, some of them at the same time and some as young as 13

Try to keep things in historical context please. 13 was the age of majority for marriage in many states well in to the late 20th century.

34 posted on 05/21/2012 4:05:15 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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He explicitly called Mitt Romney's church "a cult"

Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn occasionally.

35 posted on 05/21/2012 4:07:19 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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To: Kaslin

Anyone who studies the life of peepstone seer Joseph Smith knows Mormonism is a cult (though that isn’t the same as to say all Mormons are bad).
The model for Obamacare is Romneycare.
Mitt is weak on abortion.
These and many other facts are why Romney should never have been annointed by the GOPe, and we will all now pay the price of expediency.


36 posted on 05/21/2012 4:18:18 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: jesseam
any freeper here have HBO?

My Satellite provider once gave me a "free trial" of HBO. I called then and demanded it be removed from my programming, free or not. I told them that HBO caters in garbage that appeals to the lowest common denominator and Bill Maher is a big part of that garbage that I simply do not want in my home.

37 posted on 05/21/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Kaslin

... Maher is just jealous that his gay butthole is not a greater cult. Maybe he should get plastic surgery and do some porn.


38 posted on 05/21/2012 4:24:45 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: vette6387; laweeks

You might not like what was posted, but going on an all out Maher type attack on a FReeper for stating it is no excuse.

Is there anything in laweeks comment that is false? If so, then I’m sure you have sources and citations to show laweeks the error of his ways?

If you can’t, I guess we can figure out who the real “repobrate” and “bigot” is based on your ad hominem attack.


39 posted on 05/21/2012 4:28:05 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Kaslin

Can’t wait the read the comments from posters, who, in the past, have called Mormonism a cult. It will be funny to find themselves agreeing with Maher.


40 posted on 05/21/2012 4:28:50 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: JustTheTruth

Ummm...I think you are confusing me with someone else. I’ve never said or written anything, ever, about Joseph Smith. And I’ve never written a “hate narrative” about Mormons.

Might want to check more carefully where you are replying to.


41 posted on 05/21/2012 4:30:01 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: laweeks

Don’t feed the nOOb’s....


42 posted on 05/21/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: SZonian; laweeks; vette6387
Is there anything in laweeks comment that is false? If so, then I’m sure you have sources and citations to show laweeks the error of his ways?

I find it interesting that you don't challenge "laweeks" to prove HIS assertions?

43 posted on 05/21/2012 4:34:54 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: JSDude1
Atheism is an oxymoron....they need a god to disbelieve in.
44 posted on 05/21/2012 4:41:20 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: raybbr; vette6387; laweeks

Is it now in fashion here at FR to engage in ad hominems against other FReepers simply because one doesn’t “like” what another posted?


45 posted on 05/21/2012 4:43:19 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Mr. K

never paid for HBO, never will.

Any freeper who does should just cancel ASAP and never look back - you wont miss a thing.

Watching Bill Maher is worse than a cult, it’s self-induced brain damage.


46 posted on 05/21/2012 4:48:39 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: Kaslin

And liberalism is a mental disorder. A fact that qualifies maher as not a tv show host, but more of a side show freak.


47 posted on 05/21/2012 4:49:27 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: JSDude1
Taking that one step further....

If they do listen to Satanic music, that would make them hypocritical oxymoronic atheists that truly need a god to disbelieve in.

48 posted on 05/21/2012 4:55:18 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Pontiac
13 was the age of majority for marriage in many states well in to the late 20th century.

That may be so, but when you're already married, whether your new wife is 13 or 31 is beside the point. One of the reasons he was run out of Kirtland, Ohio, was because of his philandering with other peoples' daughters and wives . . . besides his embezzling thousands of dollars from unsuspecting followers.

And if you go to the huge shrine built to him in Salt Lake City, you'll find a statue of him lovingly looking at his darling wife (#1 with 42 more to follow). Kinda' humorous when you know what a philander he was.

But none of the guides will talk about that.

49 posted on 05/21/2012 4:56:56 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: ansel12

Don’t you have to attain the behavior of a god to become a god? Not likely with any human.

Mormanism is just as silly as evangelical christianity. Believe and be saved! Pair me up with Thomas Jefferson in this argument.


50 posted on 05/21/2012 4:57:57 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Bigotry is the enemy of conservatism - it will destroy this nation from both sides.)
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