HBO host Bill Maher attacked Attorney General Bill Barr for being “born into a strange cult and he’s never been able to leave. It’s called Catholicism.”
Maher suggested that Catholics like Barr and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh seek power so that they can control other people’s sex lives.
The “comedian” and talk show host asserted that Barr is “just the latest in a long lines of Republican, Catholic moralizers.” This “creepy sub-strain of Catholic conservatives,” as Maher described them, included Sean Hannity, Pat Buchanan, former Sen. Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich.
“Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Rick Santorum…who predicted gay marriage would lead to man-dog marriage; really? Pat Buchanan, Bill Bennett with his “Book of Virtues,” Robert Bork, Newt Gingrich, geez. ‘Law & Order: Special Virgins Unit,'” Maher said.
“[T]here are people who have a real problem with unsanctioned pleasure. And growing up Catholic myself, I know a lot of it stems from being taught not to masturbate as a teenager. You’ve got Jesus on the cross in your bedroom, staring at you all the time. When you touch yourself, there he is, disappointed, it’s like you’re crucifying him all over again.” Maher said in conclusion. “[T]here was a sexual revolution and you lost. Now, stop bitching about it. Because Bill Barr, he’s that guy. ‘Woodstock ruined America. Now put prayer back in school, or I’ll never stop dreaming about this guy’s dick.’”