Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time,” has a penchant for poking fun at religion (he even made an anti-faith documentary back in 2008 called “Religulous”). Over the past few months, we’ve highlighted his excessive jabs at Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow’s Christian faith. At the end of January, Maher also made a comment about President Barack Obama beating GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney “like a runaway sister-wife” (an anti-Mormon quip).
Now, the comedian has taken his anti-religious comedy to new levels, as he has officially performed what he claims is the world’s first posthumous “unbaptism” of Romney’s father-in-law, Edward Davies.
Following reports that Davies was an atheist (he died back in 1992) and that despite his non-belief (Romney’s brother-in-law Jim denies that his father was an atheist), he was baptized into the Mormon faith following his death, Maher decided he would attempt to reverse this baptism on his television show. The ceremony, of course, was an opportunity for the comedian to denigrate the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Read more (and watch video of the “un-baptism”) at The Blaze. By Billy Hallowell.