Bill Maher says GOP made up of ‘Jesus freaks’; followers, others pile on

We all know by now that Bill Maher has a free pass to say anything and get away with it. That he uses that pass so often makes many of his remarks not so much outrageous as merely groan-inducing. The man has followers, though, and unfortunately, they follow. We thought “Bible-thumpers” was the preferred term, but during a panel discussion last night, Maher theorized that the GOP has always been an “uneasy marriage” of Jesus freaks and plutocrats.

If there’s been an uptick in use of the word “plutocrat” on Twitter thanks to Maher, we haven’t seen it. Jesus freaks, on the other hand…. Maher would like to think he’s inspired all the talk, but religious bigotry is certainly not his exclusive domain.

Mediaite has the video of Maher’s panel discussion if you’d like to see how quickly Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile jumps in to defend Christians. (Spoiler: she doesn’t.)

Not everyone wears the label as an insult, though.

  • Lady 12

    So, if the GOP is made up of “Jesus freaks” and plutocrats, what is the Democratic Party made up of? From what I can tell, it consists of Obama freaks and kleptocrats.

    • Tangchung

      Kleptocrats describes them well.
      klep·to·crat [klep-tuh-krat] noun
      a government official who is a thief or exploiter.

      • Ntr

        In the case of the Democratic Party calling them KKKleptocrats is even better. Their history is build on exploitation, thievery and their creation, the KKK, played a large part in all that.

      • AaronHarrisinAlaska

        The Old Testament and the Tora are not the same. For one thing the Torah is not just the Old Testament, it’s a tri rabbinic interpretation of the OT destined to give three different viewpoints and interpretations of the lessons and meanings of the Books presented in the OT. It is presented in a much different manner than the Christian version with very different meanings. As well, the Torah is read in the original language it was written in. The Christian New Testament suffered some in the transition of certain words for Hebrew to Latin, and eventually Latin to varies different languages.

        Secondly mention of Satan is not found in the original Hebrew text of the Old Testament. Their is mention if an Azazel, Lilith, Beelzebub, and. Lord of Flies. But Satan is a New Testament persona who is often written over the names of spiritual adversaries in the Old. The snake for instance. In Jewish believe the snake is never named. It’s just a slithery little dbag that tricks Eve into disobeying God.

      • Lady 12

        I was thinking since plutocrats are people who got their power through wealth, a kleptocrat was someone who got their power by stealing.

        • Tangchung

          You were right :-)

    • kateorjane

      The Dems must be made up of classless panderers and PC puss faces. Look at who they idolize – a long faced pr*ck like Maher and a d*ck like Obama.

    • John Clement

      a conga line of freaks, miscreants, and malcontents.


    He is going to burn , he is just doing the devils work.

  • Maxx

    According to Jamie Foxx, Obama is “our lord and savior” so Maher is correct. One party IS made up of “Jesus” freaks, who worship their “entitlement Eisegesis.”

    • Elaine

      So they are “Obama” freaks. That’s way worse. Notice they never say things like this about Muslims. They are scared SH*Tless that the murdering terrorists will come after them! Cowards make up the word ‘Islamaphobia’ to show how “tolerant” they are. HAHAHA

  • Tangchung

    “0h Jesus” first words Bill Maher said when Trump hit back with the 5 million bet lawsuit.

  • Whirlwinder

    Dear Bill, thou speakest vile untruths. Thee and thou kind are vermin. And thou are probably racist, to boot. Fie on thee!

    • TexSizzle

      *Thou* and *thy* kind; *thou* *art*. “Thou” is nominative; “thee” is objective; “thy” is possessive. Second-person singular of “to be” is “art”, second-person plural is are.

  • Steve_J

    How often is anybody “confronted or bothered” by so called “Jesus Freaks”? In my case, other than Hari Krishna’s or Seventh Day Adventists, I’d have to say never. In the former instance I just ignore them in the later I say thank you and close the door.

    • TexSizzle

      ISKCONs are Krishna freaks, not Jesus freaks.


    ” and will steal every penny you have…”

    I honestly believe 90% of liberals don’t even know what they support or what the republican/democrat/libertarian/etc. parties believe. I also saw a comment on another website along the lines of “just another republican collecting taxes.” These people just follow the MSM, or are just so politically inept, they only vote on the issues of same sex marriage, abortion, etc. Very sad.

    • Jim Rasmussen

      So is that what defines the “low information voter”?

    • AaronHarrisinAlaska

      This is really all there is to it. Maher is not a libertarian, no matter how much he claims to be.


    Ya gotta feel sorry for ole Bill. He’s unfunny and as lost as they come.

  • notenoughtime

    Would rather be a Jesus freak than an Obama freak. One definitely looks out for all and another looks out for himself.

  • oneword

    He is just a plain freak

  • Catchance

    There’s good reason for Jesus saying: “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.” – Matthew 7:6

    Those who won’t listen don’t want to listen.

    “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town.” – Matthew 10:14

  • Joe W.

    Bless his little heart…..

    • General Lee

      very little.

  • CR

    These liberals better really, really hope they are right about there being no God because if they are wrong, they are utterly scr*wed. I guess those who believe that hell is a giant flaming pit full of liberals are going to end up correct otherwise.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    The DNC is made up of murderers, atheists, socialists, racists, billionaires…I could go on, by why bother.

    • blueniner

      Yeah we get the point another words, scumbags!

  • CR

    I also find it ironic that the Republican party is apparently made up of plutocrats.

    Perhaps they would like a definition:
    1. Government by the wealthy. 2. A wealthy class that controls a government.

    Now… which party is controlled by rich Hollywood liberals, an elite media and Soros…

    And, were seven out of the ten Richest members of congress Democrats or Republicans (as of 2011)?

    • grais

      He likely doesn’t know what a plutocrat is. Either that, or he knows his own followers never will.

      Didn’t he give his lord and savior $1 million?

  • Dr_Tesla

    S.E. Cupp has been on Maher’s show several times, and you won’t see her condemn Maher like she did Rush even though Rush is nowhere near Maher’s level.

  • JeannieJ

    Awww, their poor little heads will implode if they ever learn that there are more than a few Republicans who’re not Christian…but who will defend their Christian brothers and sisters against the current “popular” trend of attacking that very aspect.

  • Gallatin

    I’d rather be a Jesus Freak than a maher freak, obowmao freak, reid freak, pelosi freak, shrillary freak, oh heck I’ll just come out and say it, a democrat freak.

  • Tangchung

    Is it just me or does Bill Maher look exactly like Sandusky?

  • blueniner

    Hey BM is that your nose or are you just glad to see Andrew Sullivan?

  • Spatial Awareness


  • Jack Deth

    As opposed to the left, which is populated by pimps, punks and paranoid pea brained Pavolian perverts who are a pestilence upon the land?

  • 1SkepticalChick

    “rich, old, homophobic white dude jesus freaks”.
    My kinda guys.

  • FaraDay

    Everytime I see Maher’s picture, all I can think of is a Pupa Larve

  • FaraDay

    I forgot what kind of a Pupa Larve I think Maher looks like. A Potato Bug.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    Saranism? Ha. They don’t pay much attention to religious history, do they? Only two religions mention Satan. Christianity and Islam. Christianity created (introduced)?) Satan the being. He’s not mentioned in the Old Testament and to my knowledge Jews don’t recognize his existence. With out Christianity the notion of Satan would not exist. With out the notion of Satan there would be no Satanism, you can throw the Egyptians and Mesopotamians in for the other form of Satanism

    • J. Cox

      I am afraid you have that wrong.2 Old Test. books come to mind immediately..Gen. and Isaiah.FYI..the old test and the Torah are the same essentially,and Satan…the serpent is right there at the beginning of Gen.

      Zechariah 3
      1And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.
      2And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

      There is one I just found.Also look in book of Job.(ironically both uses of the word/name job causes B.Oblamo to catch fire)

  • bret robertson

    I am proud to be a jesus freak it is much better then a unfunny disrespectful, hateful, hypocritical fool like BM

  • Maxwell

    Idk what taco wannabe is talking about. I know several atheist who seem to enjoy shoving their “religion” down my throat.

    • catholic_citizen

      Including Maher.

  • dwsmokin

    Are there any self-proclaimed spokespeople for the Democratic party that are not complete idiots? Every time this guy opens his mouth he inserts his size 10, very expensive 1% shoe in it. What is it with rich democrats? How could they have made their fortunes while coming across as borderline morons?

  • $23629333

    Apparently, the term “Jesus Freak” is synonymous with “Jesus Lover,” and implies that such a person embraces Jesus in an excessive and unseemly manner. Similarly, “animal lovers” are deemed to be excessive in their love and defense of animals. Not so very long ago* there were people deemed to be “(N-word) Lovers,” because they – the “(N-word) lovers” – believed that African Americans WERE equal to their fellow citizens who were Caucasian, and worked to ensure that they – African Americans – WOULD be treated accordingly. Many of these “(N-word) Lovers” risked their lives – and some in fact lost their lives – in doing so.

    I don’t think Christians should be ashamed to be associated with these other freaks.

    (* it doesn’t seem to have been so very long ago, for those old enough to recall)

  • ricsands

    Sell your garbage to Al-Jazeera Bill maybe it’ll make you more money, just like Al gore.

  • kazzer66

    …and the Democrat party is made up of anti-science Chicken Littles, anti-religious cultists, racists and Uncle Toms, terrorists, rapists, pedophiles, murderers and dictatorial petrified fossils, monarchists and delusional unicorn breeders.

  • ClinkinKY

    This guy makes millions of dollars. Can you see why we’re at the point we are?

  • Rulz

    I’d love for all the Christian minorities to vote GOP from now on.

  • Roto

    “Mr. Maher? I’m Saint Peter and I’m sorry to say the Christians were right…. Please go thru the door marked HELL…. Next!!”