Mike Gallagher

Again, no one wants child molesters to get away with their evil crimes. But not every allegation of abuse is true. Prosecutors don’t always get it right. Does the Duke Lacrosse “rape” scandal ring any bells?

I just hope we’re not witnessing a process of stripping away any and all civil rights from a group of people who don’t appear to the outside world to be “normal.”

I’ve heard a lot of people say some pretty ugly things about this group. “Did you see those strange women on TV? Don’t they talk weirdly? I think they’re brainwashed. What a bunch of kooks.”

Those same kinds of things have been said about mainstream Christians for years now by prominent TV personality Bill Maher.

I think we should consider the vile, blasphemous Maher before casting aspersions on this religious sect in West Texas.

Last week, Maher stood up before his HBO audience and declared Pope Benedict a former Nazi. He called the Catholic Church a cult that routinely condones child abuse. He mocked the Pontiff’s arrival in the U.S. by saying, “He wears funny hats and hey, ladies – he’s single!” And he actually compared the sacrament of receiving Holy Communion to a homosexual sex act.

Bill Maher, who was dumped from ABC-TV after he suggested that the 9/11 terrorists were somehow braver than the U.S. military, continues to spew his filth and hatred on HBO each and every week. He is routinely interviewed by Larry King on CNN, as if this hatemonger has anything positive or instructive to offer anyone. Poor Larry leans forward and hangs onto every word Maher says as if he was listening to Albert Einstein explaining the theory of relativity.

The same kinds of things that many Americans are saying about the polygamist cult right now passes for the “wisdom and insightfulness” of HBO’s Bill Maher on the subject of Christians.

You know, Bill Maher loves bullying people of faith. But if he was really as tough as he wants people to think he is, he’d mock and ridicule the prophet Mohammed. It would be fascinating to watch what would happen to Bill Maher’s career if he attacked Muslims, Jews or blacks the way he bashes Christians.

Maher doesn’t have any more of a free speech right to slander the Pope and smear Catholics any more than HBO has a right to fire him. Being paid a ton of money to appear weekly on a cable TV network is a privilege, not a right. Let’s hope HBO comes to its senses. Let Maher spew his filth in a seedy comedy club for a hundred bucks a night, which is right where he belongs.

Meantime, let’s all watch the unfolding saga of the polygamist sect in West Texas closely.

I respect and love this country.

But the government doesn’t always get it right.

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.