On last week’s edition of Real Time, Bill Maher argued during the panel discussion that Mitt Romney should be giving money to an actual charity rather than just the standard tithe to the Mormon church. Maher’s comments were immediately picked up by the conservative blogosphere, and in his final New Rule tonight, Maher defended what he said by arguing that while the Mormon church does good works, unlike most charities, it is not their main focus.
Maher first clarified his comment that Mormonism is a cult by explaining he meant to say “his ridiculous church.” He admitted that there is no real distinction between a cult and a religion, but he argued that as opposed to Catholics who are very upfront about their beliefs, Mormons tend to be more “secretive” about their faith. And that sounds cultlike to Maher, at least.
Huh. Imagine that! Isn’t Romney practicing his First Amendment right by tithing to his church? I mean, it’s his money and all, he should be able to spend it where he wishes right? Who is Bill Maher to judge anyone on anything really? Ironic that a man who gave $1 million dollars to a Super PAC instead of directly to the Obama campaign should criticize Mitt Romney for tithing to his church instead of donating to a variety of non-Mormon church related charities.
He’s a failed actor that claims to be a comedian, right? Although, I doubt Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann (or her husband) find him very funny. He certainly isn’t fitting that ‘war on women’ narrative very well. I would think the President would want that money returned, but it looks like he approves since he hasn’t said one word to condemn Maher’s remarks: