Bill Maher ‘unbaptizes’ Mitt Romney’s dead Atheist father-in-law

By Roxanne Cooper
Saturday, February 4, 2012 5:47 EDT
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As Gawker noted last week, Ann Romney’s father, Edward Davies –a scientist and engineer who worked on NASA’s early space program– died a “resolute atheist who insisted that his family be raised without participating in an organized religion.” But that didn’t stop GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney from having his father-in-law baptized posthumously in the Mormon faith.

Capping off an epic rant disputing the notion that “Atheism is a religion,” Real Time host Bill Maher donned a wizard’s hat and waved a wand over a photo of Davies, pronouncing him “unbaptized.”

“By the power granted to me by the Blair Witch, I call upon the Mormon spirits to leave your body the fuck alone,” Maher said.

Watch the whole segment below, originally uploaded by Mediaite on February 3, 2012.


Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the publisher of Raw Story. She has 20+ years experience in media management, marketing, and advertising and has held positions with AlterNet, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Stars & Stripes. From 2004-2008, Roxanne published the popular political blog Rox Populi. She lives in San Francisco and you can follow her on Twitter at @AlterRox.
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