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Bill Maher 'Unbaptizes' Romney's Dead Father-in-Law: 'I Call Upon the Mormon Spirits to Leave Your Body the F**k Alone


"...to honor brother Edward and to send the powers of Seal Team 6-6-6 to rescue him..."

Bill Maher, the host of HBO's "Real Time," has a penchant for poking fun at religion (he even made an anti-faith documentary back in 2008 called "Religulous"). Over the past few months, we've highlighted his excessive jabs at Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's Christian faith. At the end of January, Maher also made a comment about President Barack Obama beating GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney "like a runaway sister-wife" (an anti-Mormon quip).

Now, the comedian has taken his anti-religious comedy to new levels, as he has officially performed what he claims is the world's first posthumous "unbaptism" of Romney's father-in-law, Edward Davies.

Following reports that Davies was an atheist (he died back in 1992) and that despite his non-belief (Romney's brother-in-law Jim denies that his father was an atheist), he was baptized into the Mormon faith following his death, Maher decided he would attempt to reverse this baptism on his television show. The ceremony, of course, was an opportunity for the comedian to denigrate the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

After railing on about atheism and his belief that it is not a "religion" (a claim that some faithful people have made due to the structures and patterns that are often observed among groups of non-believers), Maher said, "If you still insist atheism is a religion, then it's only fair that we get to do all the looney stuff you get to do. And I'm going to start tonight by unbaptizing Mitt Romney's dead father-in-law."

The comedian then held up a picture of Davies, put a wizard hat on and began a mock prayer. He said:

"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today in the presence of math, gravity, evolution and electricity, to honor brother Edward and to send the powers of Seal Team 6-6-6 to rescue him from Planet Kolob so that he can spend eternity with the kind of freethinkers he tried to hang out with on earth...I call upon the Mormon spirits to leave your body the f*ck alone."

Watch the entire incident below (unbaptism rhetoric starts around the 4:00 mark). Content warning -- this video may be offensive to some and contains strong language:

Maher had promoted the incident on Twitter both before and after he "performed" it:

(H/T: Gawker)

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