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Maher Battles Santorum on Climate Change: How Am I on the Pope’s Side and You’re Not?

santorum maherBill Maher and Rick Santorum faced off on Maher’s show tonight, and Maher confronted him about his moralizing views and disbelief in man-made climate change.

Maher brought up past comments by Santorum about limiting contraception because it’s a license to do stuff that’s counter to good moral values. He told the GOP candidate, “A politician shouldn’t say what sex is supposed to be.”

Santorum made it clear that he doesn’t want to ban contraception, and Maher had to ask if a President Santorum would “impose your views on my lifestyle.” Santorum said he accepts that there’s plenty of immoral things that he wouldn’t make illegal.

They also tussled over climate change, with Santorum telling Maher he’s using “bogus” stats and Maher finding it amusing that he the atheist is more in line with the Pope’s views on the subject than Santorum the Catholic.

Watch the video below, via HBO:

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