Earlier this month the Texas state legislature temporarily focused on something other than denying healthcare to its citizens and destroying women’s rights when it passed the so-called “Merry Christmas Bill.” Texas Governor Rick “Yosemite Sam” Perry said of the bill,
“I’m proud we are standing up for religious freedom in our state. Freedom of religion doesn’t mean freedom from religion.”
This idea that the Christian religion is somehow under attack is often fomented in far right-wing circles. The Christian Taliban in this country have a persecution complex, but they are in fact, the persecutors. For them, “freedom of religion” means you are free to believe their version of their religion.
Bill Maher ripped Rick Perry, calling him a “bimbo governor” and saying,
“Can’t we wait to do this until Christmas season really starts–on the last day of summer?”
Check out this hilarious video from Real Time With Bill Maher: