Bill Maher & Panelists Take Down Anti-Gay Kim Davis’ Arguments

Bill Maher & Panelists Take Down Anti-Gay Kim Davis’ Arguments

Bill Maher and panelists Salman Rushdie, Linda Chavez and Michael Moynihan dicuss the controversy surrounding Kentucky clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples.

At one point Chavez tries to explain some Christians are upset because until 10 years ago marriage was always between two people of the opposite sex in the Bible. Maher corrects her saying not so, that in the Bible marriage was polygamy for centuries. Chavez counters with “Ok, but always, always between people of the opposite sex.”

That fell flat.

Best line was by Rushdie (who was famously targeted by Muslims for his novel The Satanic Verses to the point of death threats):

“One of the things that is a classic trope of the religious bigot is that while they are denying people their rights, they claim that their rights are being denied. While they are persecuting people, they claim to be persecuted. While they are behaving colossally offensively, they claim to be the offended party. It’s an upside-down world. Everybody does this. Everybody does this. So, this is just a trope that they are stealing from other bigots.”