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Fire Bill Maher - American Life League - 2008 Petition

I am a Catholic; not a good Catholic mined you, but I am a Catholic, and the more I read, and the more I see this obvious bigoted hate monger say, the more enraged I become. I will send this horrible (little man's) video, along with this Bill Maher petition to get him fired from HBO to all my Catholic friends and family, and ask them to do the same.

I have HBO and if this man isn't fired, I will cancel my HBO! There are, and have always been a few rotten apples in EVERY barrel, but Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Paul II, the rest of the priests, the alter boys, or the to the MILLIONS of Catholics that exist, had absolutely nothing to do with the scandals of the past.

You of other faiths, how would you feel if this despicable man (Bill Maher) said such blasphemous things about you and your religion? Think about it! If this despicable man (Bill Maher) had said the same horrible things about the Muslim religion, the Muslims would want his tongue! ALL religions of the world MUST be respected!

To all Catholics, go to Fire Bill Maher - American Life League - 2008 and sign the petition to get this foul mouthed bigoted LITTLE MAN fired not only from Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO!

I had no idea he was saying such perversion and getting away with it, because I never watch Bill Maher!!

Bill Maher Hate Speech & Bigotry Quotes

November 1999:

“Catholics practice what they want to practice. They go to see the pope ‘cause he’s a big celebrity, but they go home and they masturbate ...”

August 2000:

“Priests, a lot of times, molest boys, OK? They are celibate and it’s a magnet for homosexual pedophiles.” Actor William McNamara, a guest on the same show, opined that the Catholic Church should allow priests to marry and "give the altar boys’ rectums a break.”

March 2002:

“Before puberty, I would say nobody caused me more pain than the Catholics… I apparently was not attractive enough to be hit on [by priests].”

May 2002:

“I have hated the Church way before anyone else. I have been pounding religion for nine years on this show.”
“… I offer this modest proposal that the Catholic Church just drop the pretense and just go gay. Just come out of the confessional. Preach the sermon on the mountain. Embrace it. Let the straight people be Baptists. It’s high time you gay Catholics stood up and announced to the world, ‘We’re here, we’re queer, get Eucharist.’”

May 2003:

Maher had a limited run on Broadway with a show titled “Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home.” In it he included these pieces of scripted “humor”:
"The problem is they drill religion into your head when you are very young. Well, when you are four years old, you believe in Santa Claus, too. Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, the Virgin Birth, sure! When you're a priest everyday spewing this bulls--- about the apple and the snake, etc., you can see him just saying, 'Ah, f--- it, just blow me, kid!'"
"Come on, it's so gay, the Church! With the robes and the smoke and kneeling in front of the priest with your mouth open eating God."

April 2005:

“For those who did not make the funeral, the Vatican has asked that in lieu of flowers, just stop touching your d---.”
“People waited in line for 24 hours to see the pope’s body and when they got to see the pope, they smelled worse than he did.”

May 2007:

“And it's easy to start a religion! Watch, I'll do it for you: I had a vision last night! A vision! The Blessed Virgin Mary came to me – I don't know how she got past the guards – and she told me it's high time to take the high ground from the Seventh Day Adventists and give it to the 24-hour party people. And what happens in the confessional stays in the confessional. Gay men, don't say you're life partners; say you're a nunnery of two. ‘We weren't having sex, officer, I was performing a very private Mass, here in my car. I was letting my rod and staff comfort him. Take this and eat of it, for this is my roommate Barry. And for all those who believe, there is a special place for you in Kevin.’"

January 2008:

"You can’t be a rational person six days of the week and put on a suit and make rational decisions and go to work and, on one day of the week, go to a building and think you’re drinking the blood of a 2,000-year-old space god. That doesn’t make you a person of faith … that makes you a schizophrenic.”
“…UFOs are a lot more likely than a space god [that] flew down bodily and you know who was the Son of God and you know had sex with a Palestinian woman…”

AGAIN! Go to Fire Bill Maher - American Life League - 2008 and sign the petition to get Bill Maher fired.



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Apr. 20th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
gee, maybe if Bill Maher wasn't right on the money I'd agree with you...Religion is ridiculous and rational people need to take over.

Heil Ratzenberger!
Apr. 21st, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
Just because Bill Maher is a comedian who will say anything at whatever the cost for a laugh, doesn't mean all comedians are assholes like he is.

Just because a few priests did the unspeakable with the innocent, doesn't mean all priest are the same. He not only spoke ill of our Pope and priests, but of all Catholics.

I wonder what evil skeletons this man has in his closet. I've noticed that men who talk as he does, have things to hide. Take Craig the Toilet Man for example, and the many FAMILY VALUES people who have recently come out of the closet.

Re: BILL MAHER RULEZ!! - ninjaguydan - Apr. 21st, 2008 04:04 am (UTC) - Expand
Apr. 20th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
what he said can be taken as offensive, but just like you have the right to express yourself, shouldn't he have the right to express his? america was founded with that idea at, or at least near, the core ideals. many people more offensive than him are out there, and not nearly as intelligent or willing to examine an issue and make their own call.
Apr. 21st, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
Maher is a pathetic little man who ...
When it comes to intelligence, there's no comparison; Pope Benedict XVI exceeds by a long run. There's no comparison between the two. Maher is a pathetic little man who will say anything to be funny, but you are absolutely right, he has the right to say whatever he pleases, no matter who he destroys.

Yes, I was offended, and still am, by all the terrible things he's said, but thank God he has the freedom to say them.
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Apr. 20th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
I think Bill Maher is 100% right.

If you disagree, the answer is to debate him (or find someone to do so), not to try to silence him.
Fascists silence people who say things they don't like. Democrats (not the party, the philosophy upon which this country was built) refute them.
Apr. 21st, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
You're WRONG about Maher being right...
You're WRONG about Maher being right, but you're RIGHT about my being WRONG in trying to silence the asshole.

I totally forgot that I’ve always been a firm of freedom of speech, and must admit my rage made me over-react.

Now, how do I rescind my vote for having him fired?!
Apr. 20th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
If you believe in Free Speech, then you have to believe in All Speech. You can bitch about Bill Maher all you want - that is your right - but his right to say what he wishes is sacrosanct.

This is why I started Commie Journal. We have no advertisers to pressure. ;)

Apr. 21st, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
You're right, as always...
You're right, as always, but that funny LITTLE man is still disgusting, and I hope his his mouth gobbles him up one day!

May this beloved country never lose it's Freedom of Speech!
(no subject) - uglyface2 - Apr. 21st, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
Apr. 20th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
Sweetie, don't take it TOO literal or serious. He is a comedian, not a role-model. These are WAY funny to me.
Apr. 21st, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
millions of Catholics
When I saw the video, I saw RED. I've calmed down a little, but he's still an asshole.

I didn't think for a minute his jokes were funny at all, as I'm sure millions of Catholics didn't find them funny, either.
Apr. 20th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
I dont watch him often enough to know if he gives equal time to ripping on Jews
Apr. 21st, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
switched to some other
I think I saw him a couple of times, but switched to some other station 'cause I didn't find the man to be funny at all.
Apr. 21st, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
I'll give you that there is some hatred behind what he's saying, though it might be rightfully placed. I'm not saying what he has said is right, so bare with me here. He exagerates quite a bit. And comedians do that, so you can't take what he says seriously. I think a lot of the things he says are idiotic, and I think some of the things he says are funny as well. I would say that overall he thinks Catholicism or at least what the Catholic Church has become is a complete mockery of what the Bible says. But he's not on stage to debate the Bible. He's on stage to make fun of whatever he chooses, and one of his main targets is religion. And the Catholic Church is an easy target. It's like the fat kid in religion.

Catholicism represses sexual desires and he blames that for all the child abuse the Catholic Church has done - hence the jokes with strong sexual connotations. So in that respect, he's quite the antagonist. But it has a lot to do with what the Catholic Church has done.

And he thinks sticking to such dogmas because one grew up with such ideals is retarded when such paradigms create forums where such abuse is prone to develope.

So given that, would you say his hatred is rightfully placed?

I would say so.

And your argument that if he was attacking the Islamic religion, then everyone would be up in arms is not entirely true. He could have a field day with how Muslims are killing other Muslims just because they think they're not true Muslims due to support of democracy, thus western culture. But, that really doesn't affect Bill's culture so to speak or his market nich.
Apr. 21st, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
Catholics, Protestants, Baptists, Mormons, or Muslims...
I suppose its okay for comedians to joke about religion, but this rascal went beyond joking. I could see the hatred in his eyes for the Pope and Catholics. His goal was to instill more hatred in this world, and that is WRONG. We already have way too much of it as it is.

Why attack the Catholic Church in this vicious manner? Why attack a man who we as Catholics find holy? When I stated that there are a few rotten apples in every barrel, I also meant religions. Look all the scandals that have erupted in the past of other religions. Look at Jimmy Baker, and that asshole who so pathetically cried before the cameras for being caught soliciting prostitutes for the SECOND time!!

Maher not only attacked all the priests and our Pope, but nuns and even our Holy Mother. Of course, what those FEW priests did is despicable, and they will definitely burn in hell, because they used their religious positions for perversion of the innocent, but there are thousands upon thousands of good holy priest.

Also, why does he have a thing for men and boys twinkies???!!! Makes me wonder!

It’s true that he has a right to say what he feels, but so do I and I really hope he eventually regrets the things he’s said, not because he’s repented, but because he WILL have found his ratings drop drastically.

As for this man saying ugly things about the Muslim religion, he’s too much of a coward, because Muslims wouldn’t put up with it for a second, and Maher knows it.

We should never make some religion the butt of a joke, no matter if we’re Catholics, Protestants, Baptists, Mormons, or Muslims. ALL religions should be respected.
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Apr. 21st, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
good advertisement
I have never watched this Bill Maher guy, but your post makes me want to go out and buy HBO so I can. I guess I could just download a few episodes and check it out that way.

Apr. 21st, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
Re: good advertisement
Well I'll be damned! You've just snapped me out of my nasty mood!!
Apr. 21st, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
I just went and signed the petition now!

I have never liked Bill, nor have I found him amusing on ANY topic. Not only am I outraged as a Cathloic, but I think all denominations should be upset. I would be just as upset if he said such hateful things about Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, or anyone else, including Jews, Muslims, or any other faith. I wholly believe in the 1st Amendment, which includes freedom of speech, but apparently Billy Boy does not: he is against any religion, especially the Catholic faith.

I so not have HBO, and if they choose to keep him, I will never even consider it.
Apr. 21st, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
I'm glad you signed!
I just now went to check how many more had signed the petition since I did a few hours ago, and there are over 1,000 more signatures. I also found this:

TimeWarner/HBO has posted the following code of Ethics including:
• Customer Focus; We value our customers, putting their needs and interests at the center of everything we do.

• Teamwork; We treat one another with respect—creating value by working together within and across our businesses.

• Integrity; We rigorously uphold editorial independence and artistic expression, earning the trust of our readers, viewers, listeners, members and subscribers.

• Responsibility; We work to improve our communities, taking pride in serving the public interest as well as the interests of our shareholders.

I have HBO because I love boxing, but if this man isn’t reprimanded severely, I’ll get rid of it immediately.

I believe in the Freedom of Speech with all my heart, but this odious man must be stopped for the things said which were shocking and most disturbing. Those weren’t jokes, but pure hatred spewed from his mouth. This man didn't only slander this Pope, Pope John Paul, nuns; alter boys, all Catholics, but even our Holy Mother.

I'm glad you signed!

Edited at 2008-04-21 05:35 am (UTC)
Re: I'm glad you signed! - donchep - Apr. 21st, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: I'm glad you signed! - playgirl - Apr. 25th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
Apr. 21st, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
Let me first off say that you are such a sweetheart! I always love reading your posts, even if I do not reply to all of them.

I have to agree with what many other said here... freedom of speech. As much as you or I may not like it, he has that right to say what he wants. He especially has more freedom to speak his mind since his show is on a channel like HBO, which is a premium pay channel that I THINK (don't quote me though) does not have regulations like the regular network and basic cable channels, although there may be some, but I am sure it is very little.

I am fairly anti organized religion (because of all of the hypocrisy), but I do believe in God and do have my own sort of faith and spirituality. I agree with SOME statements he made. But I am not really crazy about him, he as always been sort of an arrogant skeezball in my opinion. He is trying to bring up some serious, valid issues in what is his idea of a humorous way. What some find funny, many others, like yourself, do not.

I have not watched this show of his on HBO, but I did used to watch on occasion his old show Politically Incorrect where a panel of four other people, celebrities, politicians, musicians, comedians, etc. would come and discuss whatever the topic was. I couldn't watch too much because he drove me nuts a lot of the time.

You are a very passionate person, people like you change the world for the good!
Apr. 25th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you do, luv!

I've totally cooled off since I made this post, and now realize that I was contributing to curtailing our beloved gift of freedom of speech.

I tried to make that call to cancel my HBO, but couldn't do it, because I love watching boxing on it.

Yes, I am a very passionate person, and hopefully it doesn't get me into hot water someday! :o)

Hugs and love Sweety Pie!
Apr. 21st, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
You should just convert to Taoism. Nobody insults Taoism. :)
Apr. 21st, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Forgetting "The Way" is an insult to Taoism :)
(no subject) - playgirl - Apr. 25th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
Apr. 21st, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
Bill Maher has already been fired once for his comments. The comments for which he was fired were his own. I believe the quote was regarding the courage of the suicide bombers on 9/11.

We should also note that Bill Maher certainly hasn't deterred in any way shape or form YOUR commitment to Catholicism. If anything, it seems to have strengthened it. His comments may be inflammatory, but to true believers of the religion like yourself, I don't see his humor, sick or sane, deterring them.
Apr. 25th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
You are right, Steve! His terrible comments have caused many Catholics to get closer to the religion, more than ever.

I wonder what happens to atheists when they kick the bucket. Wonder if they're immune from the wrath of God almighty!
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Apr. 25th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Grrr! :o)
Apr. 21st, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
I would sign this but I'm not catholic.
Apr. 25th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you didn't. I was angry when I made this post, and have thought it over. We must continue to have our freedom of speech intact!
Apr. 21st, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
So, you believe in freedom of speech for everyone, except those that mock and insult what you believe in?

This quote from a movie says it best:
America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.

I would say his First Amendment right to free speech trumps your desire to force him to not mock your religion.

Unless, of course, you don't believe in the First Amendment.
Apr. 22nd, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
“It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.”
Mark Twain
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