Huffpost Comedy

Bill Maher Slams Focus On The Family & Being Wrong With No Penalty (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:

Bill Maher ended Friday's episode of "Real Time" with a rant echoing a common theme throughout this election season: Why are so many high-profile figures and groups allowed to distort the truth or outright lie with little to no punishment?

He began by laying into Focus on the Family, which he calls a "anti-gay lobbying group disguised as a church" -- in other words, the Westboro Baptist Church "crossed with Bain Capital." Specifically, he touted their 2008 list of predictions for the future under an Obama presidency, none of which actually came to fruition when Obama was elected.

The famously atheist Maher saw their scare tactics as a symptom of a larger issue: "If you're doing God's work, and God is perfect, how come you're always wrong?"

"Is there no penalty anymore for just being wrong?" Maher asked later in the segment. In an election when fact checking has suddenly come back into style, perhaps that penalty will come sooner rather than later.

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Fox News FAILS
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

 
  Obama Romney
Obama Romney
332 206
Obama leading
Obama won
Romney leading
Romney won
Popular Vote
33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Holdover
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats* Republicans
Current Senate 53 47
Seats gained or lost +2 -2
New Total 55 45
* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats Republicans
Seats won 201 234
Click for Full Results