Bill Maher compares Baltimore police to the Catholic Church: "The institution covered for pedophiles"

"Of course, not every priest is a pedophile"

Published May 2, 2015 1:10PM (EDT)


On Friday evening's edition of "Real Time with Bill Maher," Maher found a way to compare the Baltimore's riots with what is, in Maher's eyes, the true number one evil: the Catholic Church.

"I don't understand why the police are infallible," he said. "They remind me a lot of the Catholic Church. Well they do. Here's the stat: They were sued, the police, the Baltimore police, I think 317 suits, they paid about $5.7 million since 2011. This does remind me of the Catholic Church and in the Catholic Church of course not every priest is a pedophile but the institution covered up for the pedophiles."

"If they had just treated Mr. Gray like a human being when he asked for help," said guest D. L. Hughley, "they wouldn't be going to court and he wouldn't be dead. And the only reason that exists in this country is because America by and large thinks its no big deal."

Watch the clip below, courtesy of HBO:

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