Skip to comments.Mega Obama Donor Bill Maher: Yeah, Mormonism's a "Cult"
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 toon foreign policy? His entire FP experience is 2 yrs trying to brow-beat Frenchmen into joining his cult
(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:
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.
Islam is a cult and the muticultural liberals insist that we must be tolerant of the conquering warlord’s intolerant death cult.
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.
Any religion could be considered a cult based on who is observing.
I wonder of swill-for-brains has ever consulted Harry Reid on the legitimacy of Mormonism?
did he ever buy Coco that house he promised her ?
( like George Soros promises women who spread for him )
Liberalism is a cult of mental illness.
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?
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.
Maher should have a face to face with Harry Reid.
He agrees with Harry on just about everything.
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?
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.
“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.
I have been boycotting HBO since the 70s
Catholicism is not a cult
Too bad he doesn’t understand why it is a cult.
Pray for America
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.
Yeah...so is “black liberation theology”
I value the sanctity of my immortal soul too much to have ever watched anything that maher was on.
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.
Throughout much of Graeco-Roman pre-Christian history, atheism was punishable by death. Even pagans realized that atheists are bereft of virtue and values.
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!
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.
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??
Thats why leftists bow down to Islam, they are scared.
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.
depends on who is being asked I guess
You know the saying about a broken clock (no matter how nauseatingly ugly and repellent it might be).....
Mormonism is a cult. Maher is going to make the right look like fools if they trying to defend it.
I wonder if Bill Maher has had this conversation with Democratic Majority Leader Dingy Harry Reid?
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.
Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn occasionally.
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.
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.
... Maher is just jealous that his gay butthole is not a greater cult. Maybe he should get plastic surgery and do some porn.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t feed the nOOb’s....
I find it interesting that you don't challenge "laweeks" to prove HIS assertions?
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?
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.
And liberalism is a mental disorder. A fact that qualifies maher as not a tv show host, but more of a side show freak.
If they do listen to Satanic music, that would make them hypocritical oxymoronic atheists that truly need a god to disbelieve in.
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.
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.