Shedding light on Amy Coney Barrett and the Catholic Church, Bill Maher said the future Supreme Court justice had been “nurtured” from birth to help Roe v. Overturning calf.
When the real-time host started the monologue on Barrett tonight, he joked that he had nothing against Catholics “except my entire upbringing”. (He grew up in both Catholic and Jewish traditions, but now identifies as an atheist, as even casual viewers of the show would know.)
Chuck Schumer, chairman of the Senate minority, said Democrats would “not make Berett’s religion an issue – but they should,” Maher said. “Because it’s important to be crazy.”
If Barrett is upheld, Maher said, seven of the court’s nine judges would be Catholics. “If faith is that all-important element of life,” noted the famous atheist Maher, “shouldn’t we have a greater balance in the nation’s highest court?” The fastest growing group of those who declare religious affiliation, according to Maher, “are the“ nones, ”that is, those who answer polls as to which religion they follow with“ none. ”They represent 26% of the US population.
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Religion isn’t the only stone in Maher’s shoe when it comes to Barrett. He noted her description of climate change as a “controversial” set of scientific discoveries and her general reluctance to answer questions during confirmation hearings. He also tried to dispel any lingering doubts that Barrett would vote for Roe v. Wade, overturning the decision to legalize abortion, saying she was specifically selected for her willingness to do so.
“It’s like the Terminator, a robot that is programmed to do a job,” Maher said. “Unless she wasn’t sent from the future, but from the past.”
While most Catholics are not “doctrinaires,” Maher said, “there is another breed of over-conservative Catholics who have an agenda and enormous and growing influence to achieve this. It’s really about asking for a return to the Middle Ages when the church was the state. “
As examples, he cited the US Attorney General William Barr, the Federalist Society, the Knights of Malta, and Opus Dei.
“These old-school Catholics are playing the long game,” Maher said. “Amy Coney Barrett has been on her radar for ages because she grew up in an extremist Catholic community,” says People of Praise. “These are the people who get Jehovah’s Witnesses to say, ‘Shhh, don’t open the door!'”
Among the group’s practices, Maher said, is speaking in tongues. He played a clip illustrating the practice and raged, “And now it’s on the court!”
In a T-shirtable joke that summed up the segment, Maher insisted, “There’s nothing wrong with shouting nuts when sh-t is insane.”