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.
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.
“(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:”
Well, he is an insufferable fool, but he is right about Mormonism being a cult. Even a fool and liar occasionally speaks the truth...of course he did it unwittingly.
Guys, Mormons are the ultimatel sectarians. The founder, Joseph Smith (the 19th Centuries greatest con man) taught that all other Christian Denominations are false. Mormonisn is not even close to orthodox Christian theology...and it certainly doesn’t derive its theology from the Bible.
Anyway...I don’t defend Bill Maher, because he is slime. However, he IS right about Mormonisn being a cult.
That is the “one” good thing I see coming out of a Romney candidancy. Mormonism is going to be throughly studied and scrutinized....it cannot stand that.
I believe Jefferson was a regular church goer, I forget which Christian church he was a member of, you can look it up and join them, to start attending.
Most conservatives identify with the intense Christianity of the Founders, both those in leadership, and among the rest of the founding American public and rank and file Americans.
Mormonism was created when many of the Americans from 1787 were still alive, and Mormonism was treated as the cult it is.
Obamanism is a worser cult.
“Mormanism is just as silly as evangelical christianity. Believe and be saved!”
This includes Southern Baptist..........you dumb ass.
Lately it seems like i do not belong on this site,from some of the recent political/religious comments from members.
Seems like the site motto has been set aside by some..........Welcome to Free Republic, America’s exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!
I beleive there are MINOs, Mormons in name only. I can’t understand how any Mormon could be or vote for a democrat.
V you might have a point if what L said was untrue.
Reid is a temple mormon, only about 15% of lds reach that high level. He has received awards from BYU, for being a good example of what a mormon should be.
If you don't like FR why are you here?
Bingo. One man’s theology is another man’s belly laugh.