Bill Maher lit into Amy Coney Barrett and the Catholic Church, saying the potential Supreme Court justice has been “”groomed since start” to overturn Roe v. Wade.
As the Real Time host started tonight’s show-ending monologue about Barrett, he joked that he had nothing in opposition to Catholics “besides my total upbringing.” (He grew up in each Catholic and Jewish traditions however now identifies as an atheist, as even informal viewers of the show would know.)
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer mentioned Democrats “will not make Barett’s faith a difficulty – however they need to,” Maher mentioned. “‘trigger being nuts is related.”
If Barrett is confirmed, Maher famous, seven of the courtroom’s 9 justices could be Catholics. “If religion is that this super-important component of life,” the famously atheist Maher remarked, “should not we have now a higher stability of it on the nation’s highest courtroom?” The fastest-growing group amongst these declaring a non secular affiliation, Maher mentioned, are “the ‘nones,'” which means those that reply to survey questions on which faith they observe with “none.” They characterize 26% of the U.S. inhabitants.
Religion is not the one rock in Maher’s shoe in relation to Barrett. He famous her description of local weather change as a “controversial” set of scientific findings, in addition to her basic reluctance to reply any questions throughout affirmation hearings. He additionally sought to dispel any lingering doubts that Barrett would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the choice legalizing abortion, saying she has been picked explicitly for her willingness to take action.
“She’s just like the Terminator, a robotic programmed to satisfy one activity,” Maher mentioned, “besides she wasn’t despatched from the longer term, she was despatched from the previous.”
While most Catholics are usually not “doctrinaire,” Maher mentioned, “there’s one other pressure of uber-conservative Catholics who’ve an agenda and an infinite and rising affect to attain it. It’s actually about pining for a return to the Middle Ages, when the church was the state.”
As examples, he cited U.S. Attorney General William Barr, the Federalist Society, the Knights of Malta and Opus Dei.
“These old-school Catholics, they play the lengthy recreation,” Maher mentioned. “Amy Coney Barrett has been on their radar since without end as a result of she was raised in an extremist Catholic group” known as People of Praise. “These are the parents who make Jehovah’s Witnesses say ‘Shhh, do not open the door!'”
Among the practices of the group, Maher mentioned, is talking in tongues. He performed a clip illustrating the follow and fumed, “and now it is on the courtroom!”
In a T-shirt-ready quip that summed up the section, Maher insisted, “It’s not mistaken to name out nuts when sh-t is nuts.”