52. Bill Maher: Mr. Liberal

Being controversial is a right every American has, William 'Bill' Maher uses that right about as as any other person in the country. Maher an actor, comedian, political satirist, and talk show . He was born in New York City in into a Roman Catholic family, but today he himself an agnostic. One of the first instances Maher questioned Catholicism was when his father stopped him and his sister when he was 13. discovered his father was angry at the church of their stance against birth control. His father become an outspoken person against all organized religions since.

Maher is currently the host of the show "Real Time with Bill Maher." It is highly-rated, late night show that has received many nominations for excellence. It is a controversial show emotions run high between Maher and his guests. speaks his mind, and this has been a of trouble over the years, but it has earned him praise.

In 2001, Maher came under for his comments about the terrorist attacks on United States in September of that year. President W. Bush had publicly called the attackers "cowards," which Maher took exception. Maher stated on his that the real cowards were the Americans. "We been the cowards," said Maher. "Lobbing cruise missiles 2,000 miles away; that's cowardly." He later said was not criticizing the American military, but only out that America plays a large role in East politics.

Maher has also made enemies among organizations. He says he dislikes religion, which he an unnecessary bureaucracy between people and God. He once very liberal about every religion, but has his views on Islam saying he knows of other religion that calls for the death of who criticizes their religion. He has also called Mormon church ridiculous.