HONESTY DEMANDS THAT THE CATHOLIC LEAGUE RECOGNIZES THAT BILL MAHER HAS SHOWN HIS POLITICAL INDEPENDENCE


Maher Shows His Independence
October 12, 2021
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher:
As our records show, no comedian has been more vicious in his remarks about Roman Catholicism than Bill Maher. Indeed, his antics got so bad I once told Megyn Kelly that I would like to put on the Everlast and get into the ring with him at Madison Square Garden. Subsequently, he told Larry King that I threatened violence against him!
Having been nothing but critical about Maher for decades, I am moved to say something positive for a change. No, he hasn’t apologized for demonizing priests, but he has shown an independence of mind that is admirable. To be exact, he has not been shy about ripping the censorial ones on the Left.
It’s not just the cancel culture that Maher abhors. He is resolutely opposed to the Left’s obsession with race, especially critical race theory. The insane ideas that the masters of politically correctness espouse—ranging from transgender politics to our open border policy—have been the subject of his disdain. The mess that Biden made in Afghanistan has also incurred his wrath. Significantly, he routinely invokes “common sense” to make his points; this is an attribute the Left totally lacks.
It would be one thing if Maher settled for a few throwaway lines, but that is not what he has done. At least since 2012, he has broken with the politics of the Left, although it wasn’t until this year that he stepped on the gas. Not only are the crazies giving him much fodder to deconstruct, he is not shy about giving it right back to them.
What Maher is doing is not only commendable, it is much needed. He reaches an audience that desperately needs to listen to his growing list of reality checks. Just as important, he is widening his reach. “I was in Nashville about a month ago,” he said recently, “and the audience was about 60-40 liberal to conservative. That never used to happen, never.”
Does this mean the Catholic League is going soft on Bill Maher? No, but it does mean that his willingness to stand fast against some of the more pernicious ideas that have gripped the ruling class is deserving of high marks. Honesty demands that we take note of his courage. Let’s hope others follow suit.

About abyssum

I am a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas
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1 Response to HONESTY DEMANDS THAT THE CATHOLIC LEAGUE RECOGNIZES THAT BILL MAHER HAS SHOWN HIS POLITICAL INDEPENDENCE

  1. geoffreymergenhagen says:

    I get his posts in my newslink daily and have in only the last couple weeks watched several.He can be funny.  He uses obscenities regularly.  He is still deranged intellectually and in his nods to immoral behavior and should not be trusted.Donohue was correct to point out the shift but, as he has usually been whenever cozying up to his wealthy Neokathlyk patrons, ends up protecting bad actors and can confuse those who read him.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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