That’s Bill Donahue, President of the ultraconservative Catholic League, who seems to be suffering from excessive testosterone in his old age. I say that because it seems Mr. Donahue is ready and willing to put a beat down on Bill Maher, comedian and host of the show Real Time on HBO, because Maher, a self admitted atheist, had the audacity to say he doesn’t believe that Jesus is the Christ, our Lord and Savior, the Son of God. In other words an atheist saying he doesn’t believe in Christianity constitutes fighting words (and therefore unprotected speech under the First amendment) in Bill Donahue’s universe. He even wants to hold the fight in Madison Square Garden! See for yourself (courtesy The Raw Story):
That Maher deigned to question the divinity of Jesus Christ — saying he was more skeptical of Christian mythology than that UFOs regularly visit earth — sent Donahue into an apoplectic rage. The 60-year-old Donahue challenged his longtime nemesis Maher to a fist-fight. Fox News host Megyn Kelly offered to televise the fight right there on Americas’ Newsroom.
“Bill Maher … constantly is going after not just religion in general, he really has it out against Christians,” Donahue charged. “I’m at the point right now where I’d love to challenge this guy in a ring … preferably Madison Square Garden. I’m a lot older than he is, but let me tell you something, I’d floor him.” […]
Donahue has made Maher one of his favorite targets for verbal vitriol, and Thursday’s challenge apparently marked his blood boiling over. Indeed, the Catholic League president alluded to his deep yearning to battle the HBO host just three weeks ago.
“Unlike most non-believers, who are generally content to respect the right of most Americans to believe in God, guys like Maher want a brawl,” Donahue said Jan. 7. “He should be careful what he wishes for because there are those who pine to deliver.”
Dear Mr. Donahue, it is with the sincerest concern that I ask you to have yourself (and your gonads) checked out by a competent urologist as soon as possible. Excessive testosterone can lead to a number of medical problems including loss of brain cells, acne, head aches, anxiety, irritability, rage (you may already know this, but that sounds a lot like what you’ve been experiencing for quite a while), an increased risk of violent behavior including suicide, as well as increasing the risk of of some forms of cancer.
Oh, and I’d recommend not watching Mr. Maher’s show in the future. Clearly he isn’t good for your health, spiritual, mental or physical.