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Maher Opposes Charitable Tax Deductions to Mormon Church and the Arts But Supports NPR Funding

HBO's Bill Maher took a lot of heat last week for calling Mormonism a cult that isn't a charity because it doesn't give to poor people. Defending himself on Friday's Real Time, the host explained why he believes contributions to the Mormon Church and such things as the symphony and the ballet shouldn't be tax deductible but ignored that he supports federal funding of NPR (partial video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): During his final New Rule, Maher once again went after the Mormon Church saying it wasn't a charity.
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