Bill Maher: "F*ck the Pope" for His Reaction to Charlie Hebdo Attacks
Real Time host Bill Maher blasted Pope Francis on Friday for discouraging ridicule of religion following the attacks in Paris on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
“He’s dead to me now. Oh yeah, fuck the pope,” Maher said during the opening monologue of his show. “Well, George Bush said it: you’re either with us or against us. Apparently the pope is not with us because he came down on the side of the bad guys.”
Maher was referencing a statement made by Pope Francis on Thursday while traveling to the Philippines. Although the Pope condemned the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, he also said free speech “is a right and a duty that must be displayed without offending.”
The Pope compared mocking a person’s faith to insulting their mother and said that anyone who hurls such an insult “can expect a punch.”
“I think it’s in Galatians 13 when Jesus said: Turn the other cheek… Into my fist you fucking mook,” Maher joked.
Check out the video from Maher’s show below.