Sen. Mark Pryor tells Aaron Sadler of the Stephens Media Washington Bureau that he thinks it was a mistake to sit down with comedian Bill Maher to be interviewed about his religious beliefs for Maher’s movie “Religulous.” Let’s go to the now famous “talking snake” clip:
A piqued Pryor tells Sadler: “I think he’s trying to make me out to be a joke, and really what he’s doing is attacking people of faith. That’s unfortunate. I don’t like that. I wish I’d not been a part of it now that I know how it’s been used.”
The movie opens today in theaters nationwide, but not in Arkansas, based on my five seconds of online research, so add that to the list of the reasons you’re glad you live here: You won’t have to suffer through two hours of Maher’s oppressive smugness in a darkened theater, at least for a few more weeks.
As for me, I’m not really all that religious, but that’s only because I suffered a crisis of faith after I prayed for 10 years that a meteor would strike Bill Maher down where he stands, and nothing happened. My God, why hast thou forsaken me?!
Update: So it turns out that I was incorrect above, and “Religulous” is playing in Little Rock at the Market Street Cinema. I learned this by looking at a “News-Paper.” Have you seen these things? They’re really something else.