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article imageHead of Catholic League Challenges Bill Maher to Fist Fight

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By Oliver VanDervoort     Feb 1, 2008 in Religion
In what can only be described as going against his own church's teachings Bill Donahue, President of the Catholic League publicly challenged HBO Talk show host Bill Maher to a fist fight.
Rawstory.com reports that Donahue took offense to comments questioning religion from the comedian, and prominent athiest.
On last Friday's show, Maher and his guests were talking about the recent spate of UFO sightings in Texas, and Maher made the following observation:
"I think it is much more likely that there could be space ships from outer space, than what a lot of things people believe. People still believe, you know, excuse me I know I may inject religion into every show but UFO’s are a lot more likely than a space god flew down bodily and you know who was the Son of God and you know had sex with a Palestinian woman."
Prompting this response from Donahue:
"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."
The Christian Bible clearly shows that Donahue's purported savior would have some choice words for the man. In Mathew 5:38 & 5:39 Christ says the following:
"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also
and in Mathew 5:43-47 he says:
You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor[h] and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?
So why is Donahue so angry about Maher's words, when he himself seems to have a real problem with Christian values?
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