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Bill Maher

Catholics Demand Boycott

One Priest Joke Too Many

11/25/2013 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1125_bill-maher_catholic_league_TMZ The leading Catholic rights group in America wants to organize their own hate campaign -- because they hate the anti-religious hatred they claim Bill Maher spews on his show ... and now it's calling for network execs to kill Bill's show for good. 

The Catholic League -- which has had issues with Maher for years -- now say "Real Time with Bill Maher" finally crossed the line after a recent guest went nuts bashing Catholicism.

The guest -- author Dan Savage -- was ragging against a bishop who claimed kids adopted by gay parents have a higher chance of suicide.  Savage's retort: "He's confusing children of gay parents with children who are raped by Catholic priests." Dan referred to them as "kiddie-f***ing Catholic priests."

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Savage's remarks incensed the org ... so they sent a list of every "anti-Catholic" statement ever mentioned on the show -- going as far back as '98 -- asking every bishop to write Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, urging him to give the show the ax.

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PAmom    

I'm a Christian. I believe the Catholics have gotten out of control. The Catholic Church is the largest business in the world. They have "interpreted" the bible to the point that many of their practices aren't even in line with the bible. And priests are, in general, completely misguided.

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ross    

So what part of what Savage said is wrong? The Catholic hierarchy has demonstrated time and again that it is morally bankrupt.

275 days ago
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MPlaza    

Isn't the "Catholic League" just ONE bitter man with a computer? I wouldn't take too much stock in anything he says - he's outraged over everything. And just super loud about it. And everyone falls for it being a big group - but IT ISN'T! IT'S JUST ONE GUY!

275 days ago
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PT    

Desperate moves by desperate people. Repent, Catholics - the end (of the church) is near.

275 days ago
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Traderguy    

This guys show is just f*u*c*k*i*n*g stupid! It's the worst!! I don't consider myself left or right but he as extreme as they come.. Everytime I watch I find myself yelling at the tv. People always complain about "right wing nuts" but there are just as many "left wing liberal nut jobs".

275 days ago
21.

Sashatree    

THE TRUTH HURTS -- AND DAN SAVAGE AND BILL MAHER ARE DOING THE WORLD A SERVICE BY REFUSING TO LET THE FILTHY CATHOLIC CHURCH TRY TO HIDE FROM THEIR PROFUSE HISTORY OF WELCOMING AND HARBORING PEDOPHILES INTO THEIR RANKS!! BRAVO TO BOTH OF THEM AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO SPEAKS THE TRUTH ABOUT THE PEDOPHILES IN THE CHURCH!!!

275 days ago
22.

buggaz    

Wow....he's soooo cutting edge-anti Catholic bigotry. Go ahead big boy, sound off some anti Islam jokes...[crickets]...

275 days ago
23.

cindy    

And how many times does he bash Islam? Probably too afraid of being decapitated!

275 days ago
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Dead@27    

Dan apparently hit a nerve. And it must be connected to the Catholic League's prostate gland.

275 days ago
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JRE    

"Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool"

275 days ago
26.

Paula    

"The leading Catholic rights group in America" is actually an organization made up of one man: William Donohue. Who loves to send out press releases.

275 days ago
27.

spider obama    

first he is an animal pig jew second no on cares when some animal pig jew is barking lol the world only cares once all those animal pig jews are send to the gas chambers for good

275 days ago
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Rierdan    

Dan Savage is absolutely right. The Catholic Church's priorities are screwed up and everyone is sick of them trying to "protect" children from the horror of living with gay parents. The Catholic Church should keep its mouth shut when it comes to anything to do with children. They should be embarrassed, but they have no shame.

I never much cared for Bill Maher, but now the the Catholic League wants to boycott him, I guess I'll have to tune in. He must be doing something right.

275 days ago
29.

luckycat    

HE IS TRULY UGLY IN AND OUT.

275 days ago
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lineyloo    

I knew Catholics didn't like gays, but who knew they hated facts so much too.

275 days ago
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