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Critic equates Bible with ISIS over Rubio remark

February 5, 2016 --

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights

Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher’s latest smear:

On his Friday night HBO show, Bill Maher quoted Marco Rubio as saying, “We are clearly called by the Bible to adhere to our civil authorities, but that conflicts with our requirements to adhere to God’s rules. So when those two come into conflict, God’s rules always win.” To which Maher said, “No! That’s what ISIS believes.”

Rubio should have said when our adherence to our civil authorities conflict, God’s rules always win. No matter, his larger point is accurate. Indeed, it is so accurate that Maher is in a bind for ridiculing him. At Nuremberg, Nazis leaders pleaded innocent, citing their allegiance to the civil authorities. They were convicted nonetheless. But on what basis?

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