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Bill Maher And Rapper Snoop Lion: Pedophiles Who Sexually Abuse Kids Turn Them Gay

by David Badash on March 2, 2013

in Bigotry Watch,Celebrities,News

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Bill Maher and guest, the rapper Snoop Lion expressed ugly homophobic falsehoods on HBO’s “Real Time” Friday night, saying children become gay adults because they were sexually abused by pedophiles. Sadly, Maher’s other guests surprisingly all sat silent and didn’t stop the attacks. Bill Maher has been a friend to the LGBT community, so it’s all the more disturbing — and unacceptable – to watch him chiming in and agreeing with Snoop Lion’s (formerly Snoop Dogg) ignorant anti-gay attack.

While discussing Keith O’Brien — the UK Cardinal who resigned this week after news broke he was recently accused of “inappropriate acts” with at least four other priests — and Los Angeles Cardinal and accused pedophile enabler Roger Mahoney, Snoop Lion said people become gay because they are sexually abused, which is an ugly, vicious lie. And Maher agreed with Snoop, rather than correct him.

Sadly, none of the other guests interjected to correct the pair’s spreading of vicious anti-gay rhetoric.

Seconds later, Snoop Lion said “man-on-woman” sex is “the way it was meant to be.”

 

Here’s a portion of the exchange:

SNOOP: Where I come from, the preacher hitting on people, and it’s cool?

MAHER: No, it’s not cool.

SNOOP: It is cool — it’s been going on this long it has to be cool.

MAHER: But what it is, it’s better than hitting on kids.

SNOOP: But you’ve been hitting on him since he was a kid. That’s why he became a grown man and was infatuated with that.

MAHER: That’s right. (Nods his head yes.)

SNOOP: So to me, that ain’t right.

MAHER: If they got rid of everybody in the Cardinal [sic], they would not have a quorum. If they got rid of everybody who did what Mahoney did they wouldn’t have enough to vote for Pope.

SNOOP: I got the answer. Hear me real loud… The Pope get with the nuns, so that way they can break all that boy-on-boy and go man-on-woman and that’s the way it was meant to be.

MAHER:  I am so down with that. (Clapping in agreement.)

Equating pedophilia with gay sex is wrong. Claiming that being sexually abused makes a person gay is not only false, but damaging to children and teens who are sexually abused.

Maher, who certainly has supported the LGBT community, knows better. He lost his judgment and his control, and let a homophobe spread false and damaging information. Several people took to Twitter to express their anger:

 

 


Pedophilia is wrong and harmful and the Church must stand to account for its heinous abuses. We’ve written dozens if not hundreds of pieces on this. But equating pedophiles with gays, and claiming pedophilia creates gay people is wrong and ugly.

Among Maher’s other guests were California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome, who risked his career to marry same-sex couples and is a strong ally, and GOP strategist Steve Schmidt, who for years has supported same-sex marriage, and this week was one of 131 Republicans who signed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to support same-sex marriage. While things were happening pretty quickly, it’s disappointing they didn’t interject.

But the onus was on Maher to correct Snoop Lion’s homophobia and ignorance, and he failed, miserably.

 

Image by jonnymothafukinnalepa via Instagram

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{ 9 comments }

bill_lynn March 2, 2013 at 9:03 am

Bill Maher is a self-important pompous ass. His movie "Religulous" was an insult to everyone of faith, regardless of what faith that is.

Seattledaddy March 2, 2013 at 10:20 am

I've always been a Bill Maher fan, and yes, he HAS in the past been a big supporter of the LGBT community. And here somes Snoop, with his ignorant, homophobic slurs and comments. Bill was out of control by not being in control. Come on Bill, this is going to come down on you hard. Snoop? Geez, you completely homophobic moron. Try getitng yourself EDUCATED!

yeshomo March 3, 2013 at 12:56 am

&lt;div id="idc-comment-msg-div-583283861" class="idc-message"&gt;&lt;a class="idc-close" title="Click to Close Message" href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(583283861)"&gt;&lt;span&gt;Close Message&lt;/span&gt; Comment posted. &lt;p class="idc-nomargin"&gt;&lt;a style="text-decoration: none;" class="idc-share-facebook" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u <a href="http://=http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/bill-maher-and-rapper-snoop-lion-pedophiles-who-sexually-abuse-kids-turn-them-gay/news/2013/03/02/61576#IDComment583283861&t=I” target=”_blank”>=http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/bill-maher-and-rapper-snoop-lion-pedophiles-who-sexually-abuse-kids-turn-them-gay/news/2013/03/02/61576#IDComment583283861&t=I just commented on Bill Maher And Rapper Snoop Lion: Pedophiles Who Sexually Abuse Kids Turn Them Gay | The New Civil Rights Movement" target="_new"&gt;&lt;span class="idc-share-inner"&gt;&lt;span&gt;Share on Facebook&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt; or &lt;a href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(583283861)"&gt;Close MessageBill Maher adores adulation from Black hip men, it validates what a cool man he is, But there is also a racial element to it. One reason he didn't respond to Snoop Lion was that he was probably not even paying attention to him. Snoop, and other rappers that are his guests, tend not to become involved in the general discussion once the attention veers away from them. And let us remember the audience applauded also, the same audience who would probably chide Seth MacFarlane on his 'sexism' and "racism"… I loved Seth MacFarlane's humor because it was parody…almost camp. But a white man(Seth MacFarlane) is scrutinized under a microscope, while Snoop is givien immunity because..well… what can you expect from a black rapper. I say black because eminem is the only rapper who was publically denounced for his homophobia…a white man should know better. Lastly Snoop belongs to the Nation of Islam, unless he quit when he embraced rastafarianism. So a lot was going down during that show, but a society that is nuance challenged, cannot distinguish hate(Snoop,) from irony, panody(Seth.)

sensorsweep March 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

"satire" isn't a licence to say sexist and racist things. i hate that excuse. it cheapens intelligent comedy and intelligent satire. thoughtful and intelligent people might take something too far without realizing it, and then need to re-evaluate.. instead of saying "i can't be a racist! i'm a satirist!".

seth macfarlane is over-rated.

and most of your comment comes off as pretty racist..

"what can you expect from a black rapper. I say black because eminem is the only rapper who was publically denounced for his homophobia…a white man should know better."

yikes.

yeshomo March 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm

"what can you expect from a black rapper. I say black because eminem is the only rapper who was publically denounced for his homophobia…a white man should know better."
The problem with the way I worded this comment is that I can see how people would think I am expressing my own thoughts, since I am a white person, than commenting on how white people, liberals in particular view certain black artists in general, and black rappers in particular. I feel you felt that the above quote was the way I felt. I realize I needed to preface that those were not my feelings but what i experienced coming from other white people.
I am a white person commenting on the unconscious racism that goes unnoticed, at least among white people, in the discourse between blacks and whites.
Since you felt that most of my comments were racist I am interested in what the comments were, how were they racist, and did you feel that I was expressing my sentiments, or how i viewed the racism in the interactions that occur between blacks and white.

yeshomo March 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm

One reason he didn't respond to Snoop Lion was that he was probably not even paying attention to him. Snoop, and other rappers that are his guests, tend not to become involved in the general discussion once the attention veers away from them.
I believe you probably felt that this comment was also racist. When I said how rappers tend not to get involved in the general discussion, I was Not critiquing the rapper, but observing how rappers are there to serve Bill's coolness quotient. I feel he doesn't expect them to join in the general conversation, unless the discussion concerns black people, and basically ingnores them and engages in conversation with those he considers his peers. And it hurts me when I see this because this is probably overlooked by the majority of his white viewers.

sensorsweep March 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

1) bill maher really gets under my skin a lot of the time. he's not informed on a lot of issues he lectures actually informed people on. he usually comes of sounding just as arrogant and ignorant and unwilling to hear a different opinion as the tea party.
i really think he does more harm than good. he acts as if he's the voice of "the reasoned".. but he always always always resorts to petty little comments that aren't that relevant, and he always brings up something he did ($1m obama donation) and essentially demands acknowledgement and gratitude by his guests or the audience.
any time he starts trying to equate the discrimination he's faced as an atheist to either the discrimination a person of colour, an lgbtq individual, a muslim, experiences i have to pause the show and watch cat videos on youtube or something so i don't lose it.
he always hijacks the conversation and makes it all about himself. but that's just his personality i guess.

2) i was really shocked when i watched the part of the show in question…

when snoop says "But you’ve been hitting on him since he was a kid. That’s why he became a grown man and was infatuated with that."
that could mean he was implying that a pedophile abusing a child will make the child grow into an adult "infatuated" with children. that might be a stretch. i'm not sure.

i even want to believe snoop meant "man-on-boy" when he said "boy-on-boy".. but that might be a much bigger stretch. but saying man-on-woman is the way its meant to be is just…. totally wrong.
(and it's also misogynistic sounding too)..

i'm not familiar with snoop's track record on gay rights in the past, so i don't know…
were his thoughts just hazy because he came on the show really stoned?

but why didn't bill (or anybody else) say anything??

i was also surprised bill didn't take snoop to town on converting to rastafarianism..

i'm just so confused by this episode…

yeshomo March 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm

i was also surprised bill didn't take snoop to town on converting to rastafarianism"
I sent you two replies to your comments on what I said in my comment. When you read my comments you will see why Bill didn't respond to Snoop's rastafarianism.

Ramanujan March 9, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I watched the show and my feeling was Maher just missed the cues here. For one thing, he confessed not knowing much about Rastafarians, which means he probably thinks it's all peace and love, and doesn't know about their violent homophobic stances. So, in the flow of conversation, he probably didn't catch on to what Snoop was actually saying.
But I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. After all, being homophobic just doesn't square with Maher's personality. Don't be too quick to condemn.

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