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Bill Maher: Glenn Beck Is Like Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard (VIDEO)


First Posted: 12/06/10 07:55 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET

BIll Maher compared Glenn Beck to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard during his appearance on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on Sunday.

Zakaria had asked Maher about the Tea Party's relationship to religion. "When you watched Glenn Beck's rally, what's fascinating is that it was mostly about religion," he said.

"I think he's doing what some people before him have done like L. Ron Hubbard, who's a novelist and decided, you know what, it's a much easier gig to be a religious leader," Maher responded, adding, "I think Glenn Beck is [segueing] from what he was, mostly a political preacher, to a preacher preacher. It is an easier gig and you make more money, you know, Jim Baker kind of money."

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During the interview, Maher also expressed disappointment with President Obama, calling him "wimpy."

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