Bill Maher is not a fan of Catholicism, and he’s using the Pope’s resignation to encourage other Catholics to follow suit.
Speaking on his show, Maher told Catholics:
“Hey Catholics, newsflash — if the Pope can quit, it’s OK for you to quit, too … As you all know, this week Pope Benedict told Vatican radio — you know Vatican radio, playing the hits from the 8th century, the 9th century and today — Benedict told them he was going to resign because the church needs a fresh young face somewhere other than a priest’s lap.”
Maher then added:
“[I]f you’re Catholic and you don’t follow anything the Church says, what are you staying for, the stained glass windows? It’s OK to let go. No one can fault you for losing faith in an organization that won’t even allow women as priests, because, the reasoning goes, Jesus didn’t have any female apostles. Yeah, you remember The Last Supper, a total sausage party. The fact is that any enterprise that excludes women almost always descends into sexual deviancy, at least at my bathhouse. Whether it’s the Boy Scouts, the Penn State locker room, or on Wall Street, sooner or later a bunch of innocent folks get fucked.”
Maher then attempts to rally his supporters behind the idea of a female Pope:
“Fact is, that any enterprise that excludes women almost always descends into sexual deviancy… Whether it’s the Boy Scouts, the Penn State locker room or on Wall Street, sooner later a bunch of innocent folks get fucked. Show me any culture that’s traditionally hostile to women and I will show a culture that is screwed up.”
Bill Maher’s choices for female Pope? Hillary Clinton and Oprah, who he lovingly refers to as “POprah.”
Watch the full clip to see more of Bill Maher’s ideas following the Pope’s resignation:
Pope Benedict didn’t quit Catholicism, but his resignation has left many questions unanswered for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.