WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Bill Maher declared that President Barack Obama is a “drop-dead atheist” while he appeared on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Monday night.
In the brief interview with Stewart, Maher declared that Obama is a liar when it comes to religion.
“You know who is a liar about this is Obama …Obama’s always spouting spiritual bulls*** and I don’t believe it for a second,” Maher said on the show. “He’s a drop-dead atheist.”
Stewart followed up with Maher asking about Obama being a member of a church in Chicago.
“He never went, he joined because it was politically necessary,” Maher stated. “Absolutely not, no nothing. He joined because he wanted to move ahead in that political world and you have to be apart of a church.”
Maher also commented about former Sen. Hillary Clinton and her claim that the Bible is her favorite book.
“Hillary Clinton just said her favorite book is the Bible. You couldn’t find something more violent, like ‘Game of Thrones’?” Maher joked with Stewart.
Maher’s sit-down with Stewart began with the two television hosts chatting about the political conversation in America. The new minority owner of the New York Mets baseball team shared his response when people would approach him about running for office.
“People used to ask me, ‘You know, would you run for office?’ And I would say, ‘That is such a silly question. I could never,'” Maher shared. “And if I did, my slogan would be ‘drugs are good and religion is bad.’ Which you can’t probably run for office on in this country … but I feel like the needle has moved on both of those. I think people have come over to my thinking.”