Garofalo: Bible a 'Work of Fiction' for 'Child-Like Audience'

June 25th, 2010 8:43 AM

Sometime-comedian Janeane Garofalo never passes up an opportunity to slam conservatives or, apparently, Christianity. The Huffington Post gave her an opportunity June 24 to kill two birds with one stone.

In an interview promoting her upcoming special on a network called EPIX, Garofalo compared the most widely-read book of all time, the Bible, to a Bill O'Reilly autobiography and a children's book authored by former President Bush.

When asked by a Huffington Post reader which of those three publications she'd rather read, Garofalo said, "Actually that's like six and one half, that is six and one half right there." Presumably, she meant to use the popular idiom, "six of one, half a dozen of the other."

"That's just three works of fiction targeted to a child-like audience so any, all, any one, none," Garofalo said. "I don't know how to read either, so that's kind of a drag."

During the interview, Garofalo also expressed disappointment in President Obama. "It's a drag that he's such a conservative," she lamented.

Garofalo's made her disdain for religion clear in the past. During a June 16 appearance on "The Joy Behar Show" on Headline News, she called prayer "anti-intellectual." Behar later defended Garofalo on ABC's "The View," saying the comedian should have said prayer was "un-intellectual."

Garofalo has also built a long resume of attacking conservatives. She has compared the GOP to neo-Nazis and called Tea Party protestors "functionally retarded," and "racist backward motherf***ers." She has called the stable of Fox News anchors and hosts, as well as conservative talk radio hosts, liars.