WATCH: Bill Maher Rips Republicans for Declaring 'Christianity Under Attack' in the U.S.

'This idea that everybody on the left is plotting against Christianity and wants to wipe out religion is offensive To me! Because I am the only media figure with a show week in and week out that says that.'

new-hdc-logo
Haaretz
Bill Maher host of 'Real Time' on HBO
Bill Maher host of 'Real Time' on HBOCredit: Screen grab
new-hdc-logo
Haaretz

In the latest episode of his HBO show, Bill Maher ripped into Republican candidates for president and Fox News commentators for declaring that "Christianity is under attack."

“This idea that everybody on the left is plotting against Christianity and wants to wipe out religion is offensive To me! Because I am the only media figure with a show week in and week out that says that. And I’ll be damned if the credit is going to go to the entire left when I’m the one doing all the heavy lifting.”

Maher quoted 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and likely hopeful Jeb Bush making accusations that the left was actively attacking Christianity. Maher chided former U.S. senator Rick Santorum for recently saying that, “The treatment of Christians is so bad we should keep in mind Nazi Germany, where you go from Christians - Jews, obviously, but also Christians - being not just persecuted but put to death.”

Watch the full clip here:

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

Subscribe today and save 40%

Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

Dr. Claris Harbon in the neighborhood where she grew up in Ashdod.

A Women's Rights Lawyer Felt She Didn't Belong in Israel. So She Moved to Morocco

Mohammed 'Moha' Alshawamreh.

'It Was Real Shock to Move From a Little Muslim Village, to a Big Open World'

From the cover of 'Shmutz.'

'There Are Similarities Between the Hasidic Community and Pornography’

A scene from Netflix's "RRR."

‘RRR’: If Cocaine Were a Movie, It Would Look Like This

Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

Yair Lapid's Journey: From Late-night Host to Israel's Prime Minister

Lake Kinneret. The high water level created lagoons at the northern end of the lake.

Lake Kinneret as You’ve Never Experienced It Before