Justice

Bill Maher to Kim Davis' Supporters: 'You Are Sharia Law'

September 12th 2015

By:
ATTN: Staff

On his Friday night episode of Real Time on HBO, comedian Bill Maher elaborated on tweets he wrote about Kentucky clerk Kim Davis who was recently jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a right that was affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in June.

"If you say, as Kim Davis and her ilk, and Ted Cruz and all those people, that actually 'I can ignore the rule of man because the rule book of God said [it]'" Maher stated, "then you are Iran. Then you are Saudi Arabia. Then you are Sharia law."

Earlier this week, presidential candidates Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Ted Cruz championed Davis' cause, hosting a rally on her behalf. They argued that Davis is a hero for her civil disobedience and a victim of persecution because she was jailed for disobeying the law.

Maher, however, dissented. "The whole thing is based on a persecution complex. So when they say things like 'you're criminalizing Christianity.' Really? You're 70 percent of the population."

RELATED: GEORGE TAKEI'S RESPONSE TO KIM DAVIS IS WORTH YOUR APPLAUSE

RELATED: THESE 3 MEMES SHUT DOWN THE LOGIC OF KIM DAVIS' SUPPORTERS 

RELATED: WHY THE TRENDING HASHTAG #MLKIM IS ABSURD