BILL MAHER THINKS HIS ATHEISM MAKES HIM UNPOPULAR WITH EMMY VOTERS
Bill Maher is getting a star on the Walk of Fame but he says he will never get an Emmy for “Real Time With Bill Maher” because he’s an outspoken atheist and made the documentary “Religulous.” He’s convinced the panel of Emmy voters will include a few religious types who won’t want to see him win. He may be right, but “Religulous,” his documentary which poked fun equally at all religions, actually did well at the boxoffice, so everybody doesn’t disagree with him. But the fact is, many agnostics or atheists keep their views in the closet because they figure they will be judged negatively. That means many of Maher’s viewers agree with him but don’t admit it. Perhaps someday Bill Maher will be considered a progressive hero for being a self-proclaimed atheist early on.