“There is no other entertainer in the nation who has repeatedly spoken about the Catholic Church, especially its priests, in more vile and obscene terms than Bill Maher,” Donohue wrote to Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt. “Vicious beyond belief, his remarks would be condemned – indeed he would be fired – if directed at any other demographic group. Over and over again he libels [sic] priests, portraying all of them as sexual abusers. And he does so with impunity.”
“Catholics need to know just how far Time Warner is prepared to play the role of spectator,” Donohue added. “From the enclosed report, it is evident that Maher’s bigotry is not merely visceral, it is relentless.”
“Time has come for someone in a position of responsibility to sit down and have a serious talk with this man.”
In the “New Rules” segment of his HBO Real Time talk show earlier this month, Maher had included Donahoe’s Catholic League as one of many conservative groups who try to appear larger than they really are.