WATCH: Bill Maher defends Christianity during interview with Charlie Rose

Bill Maher is a progressive atheist who rarely has anything positive to say about any religious group. During an interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose, however, Maher defended Christians by drawing a stark distinction between Christianity and Islam. On radio this morning, Glenn praised Maher’s willingness to shun political correctness and speak candidly on the issue.

During his national address last Wednesday, President Obama said there is no relation between Islam and the Islamic State. Rose seemingly agreed with the President’s assertion, but Maher took issue with that claim – and Rose’s view of Christianity.

“There are illiberal beliefs that are held by vast numbers of Muslim people,” Maher said.

“A vast number of Christians too,” Rose interjected.

“No, that’s not true. Not true. Vast numbers of Christians do not believe that if you leave the Christian religion you should be killed for it,” Maher said emphatically. “Vast numbers of Christians do not treat women as second-class citizens. Vast numbers of Christians do not believe if you draw a picture of Jesus Christ you should get killed for it.”

“Does ISIS do Khmer Rouge-like activities where they kill people indiscriminately who aren't just like them? Yes. And would most Muslim people in the world do that or condone that? No. But most Muslim people in the world do condone violence just for what you think,” he continued. “There's a Pew pole in Egypt done a few years ago. 82% I think it was said stoning was the appropriate punishment for adultery. Over 80% thought death was the appropriate punishment for leaving the Muslim religion.”

As Glenn explained, the Muslims Rose knows, or Glenn knows, or average Americans know likely condemn ISIS and other terrorist groups who commit heinous acts in the name of Islam. But few Americans understand how Muslims in other parts of the world feel about these things.

“Charlie Rose is saying, ‘I know Muslims.’ Yeah, so do I,” Glenn said. “[But] we don't know the vast majority of Muslims that are living in Egypt… We don't know the vast majority of Muslims who are attending these mosques with radicalized clerics all over the world. Those polls are accurate. It was one of the most stunning and right things I've ever heard Bill Maher say, and I thank him for it.”

Speaking so openly about his opinion of Islam and Christianity is certainly not going to curry him any favor with the left. For that reason, Stu found Maher’s remarks particularly important.

“Bill Maher, great, I'm glad he said it… Many others have said similar things,” Stu said. “Although… it's harder for him maybe to do that, so you should give him credit for that.”

While Glenn recognizes he and Maher fundamentally disagree on a lot of things, he would be interested in having a conversation with the guy.

“Yes, it makes funny television for Bill Maher to say crazy things. It makes good television for me to say crazy things. Good… At the end of our life, is that what we're doing? Because that's not what I want to do,” Glenn concluded. “I know exactly what I want to do… I know what my pivot point is. Bill, can you find your way to a pivot point? Can you find your way to saying, ‘You know what? There are good people that I don't agree with.’ Maybe we should start talking to each other because the really super bad guys are starting to come out.”

POLL: Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

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Just one day after Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel, which left over 1,400 people Israelis dead, 34 different student groups from Harvard University wrote a joint statement pinning the blame of Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel. In the following days after publishing this callous statement, these students staged a walkout and rallied in support of the Palestinians. As Glenn has discussed, this is not an isolated event, and campuses across the country have hosted similar rallies where antisemitic jargon like "we don't want no Jew state" and "globalize the intifada" is freely spewed.

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

While the Universities have not officially backed any of these rallies or student groups that organized them, they haven't stopped them either, which raises the question: should they? On one hand, these are American students in American Universities, who are protected by the First Amendment. On the other hand, history tells us how dangerous antisemitism is if left unchecked; and what of the rights of Jewish students to be safe on the campuses they pay to attend? Let us know what you think in the poll below:

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests? 

Would you feel safe if your child attended a University that allowed pro-Hamas protests?

 Should Universities allow pro-Israel protests?

Is pro-Hamas rhetoric protected by the First Amendment?

POLL: What do YOU think Israel should do about Gaza?

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Should Israel take over Gaza after defeating Hamas? This contentious historical question has resurfaced amid Israel's retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza following Hamas' terror attacks, which resulted in the greatest death of Jews since the Holocaust. Biden and the global elites have warned Israel against occupation of the Palestinian territory. When asked on 60 Minutes if he would support the Israeli occupation of Gaza, Biden said, “I think it would be a big mistake.” Today Glenn responded to Biden’s answer: “I don't think it's a mistake to occupy."

This has been a long-standing, polarizing issue that is now more relevant than ever, and we want to hear YOUR thoughts. Let us know in the poll below:

Would you support an Israeli occupation of Gaza?

Do you think the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza are justified?

Do you think a two-state solution is still possible?

Funding IRAN?! Here are the TOP 5 reasons Joe Biden should be IMPEACHED

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On September 12th, the House announced an official impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden with allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption. Naturally, the media quickly jumped to the President’s aid claiming that “there is no evidence to support these claims” and that the whole affair is a witch hunt.

If you’ve been listening to Glenn, you know that this is simply not the case. Biden has been committing impeachment-worthy deeds before he even stepped foot into the Oval Office—there’s no shortage of evidence to justify this inquiry. Here are 5 scathing reasons why Biden should be impeached:

He was responsible for the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster.

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The Biden administration began with the US's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under his watch, Biden left thousands of US citizens and allies stranded in the Taliban's hostile regime. Countless Afghan allies have been murdered by the Taliban due to the Biden administration's negligence.

He was involved with Hunter Biden's illicit foreign business dealings.

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There is clear evidence that Joe Biden was more than aware of his son Hunter's foreign business dealings. From suspicious money laundering through the Biden family's accounts to Joe's involvement with important business meetings within Hunter's company, there is mounting evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry.

He lied about his involvement with Hunter's business dealings.

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Not only did Biden involve himself with his son's less-than-legal foreign business ventures, but he lied to the American people about it too, claiming he had NO KNOWLEDGE of what was going on.

He failed to protect the Southern border, and actively made it worse.

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Biden singlehandedly turned the Southern border into the worst illegal immigration crisis in US history. He reversed many policies set in place by the Trump administration, resulting in 2.3 million illegal immigrants flooding into the US under his watch, a historic high.


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Biden reversed the Trump-era policy that halted all funds going into Iran. The Wall Street Journal revealed the smoking-gun evidence proving that Iran trained AND funded Hamas before its gruesome terror attacks against Israel. Moreover, shortly before the attacks, the Biden administration unfroze $6 BILLION dollars of Iran's assets as a part of a prisoner swap. On top of this, Biden resumed $200 million worth of "humanitarian aid" to Gaza that Trump had ended—because the money was being used to buy weapons for Hamas.

Top 5 economic milestones that show HOW BAD Bidenomics has made the economy

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From groceries to house prices, everything seems to get more expensive, and you can thank Biden for that. Glenn recently exposed the truth about 'Bidenomics' and the havoc it has wrought on the American economy. Here are five economic milestones during the Biden administration that expose the glaring track record of "Bidenomics:"

In July 2022, the inflation rate hit 9.1 percent, a 40-year record high.

In June 2022, gas hit an all time record high of $5 a gallon for the national average.

61 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck as of this September.

Interest rates reached a 15-year high at 5.25 percent and are still increasing.

Americans have $1 trillion in collective credit card debt, in part due to food/staple pieces being very high.