Bill Maher is at times a controversial figure on the left but when it comes to roasting the religious few do it better.
In a recent segment Maher turned his attention to last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, calling CPAC, with its various conservative luminaries, “a veritable Woodstock of the mentally impaired.” Maher took a special moment to roast My Pillow founder Mike Lindell’s performance after the pillow millionaire, and fervent Trump supporter, made the wild claim that Trump was “chosen by God.”
Maher segued into talking about the broader view that evangelical Christians have of Trump and describes how they consider him a “modern version of King Cyrus” a Biblical king of Persia who helped free the Jewish people despite being a conquerer.
God is raising money to put up a mobile billboard in Washington D.C. for 5 days from March 11-15. God wants to make it LOUD and CLEAR that God had NOTHING to do with making Trump the president.
— God (@thegoodgodabove) March 5, 2019
The problem for evangelicals, as Maher points out, is that Trump indulges in Deadly Sins so frequently that painting him as a God-fearing Christian is a tough sell. He is, in Maher’s words, “the type of man who would go into a confessional booth and never come out.” So like Cyrus, the nonsensical argument goes, Trump is perhaps not the best Christian around, but he’s a “vessel” for God’s will. Except, as Maher says, he’s not a vessel for God’s will “he’s a vessel for fried chicken.”
But if Trump’s not a good Christian, you may ask, why was he signing all those bibles the other day?
He was just proving he can spell his name.
Watch Maher’s full-length roast of Trump-supporting evangelicals below.
Bill Maher was right on point on "Real Time" when he exposed the cherry picking idiocy of evangelical fundamentalism. Isaiah 45 points to Trump as a modern Cyrus because Trump's president 45. What a bunch of morons! The sooner religion vanishes the more intelligence grows!
— Glenn Masters III (@ccfgm3) March 9, 2019
After watching Bill Maher this week, I believe addressing Trump as “King” must be due to this new evangelical belief that Trump was made president by God and is the new King Cyrus. It’s absolutely nutso and insanely creepy. Now the man is signing bibles…
— Rico Covfefe (@brian_quam) March 9, 2019
I keep hearing #Evangelicals justify their awful choice, and continued support of Trump, by comparing him to Cyrus.
In other words, if the guy on our team is bad then God is using him for a holy purpose. If he is not on our team, he's just bad – and maybe the Antichrist. pic.twitter.com/hV9pDQ403l
— Dust (@dustymalone) March 7, 2019
Evangelicals claiming that Trump is sent by God and doing God’s will is the single strongest case for atheism ever made.
— God (@thegoodgodabove) March 7, 2019