Why would the good Reverend agree to go on a show in which he would only succeed in making a fool of himself and a mockery of Christianity.
This man holds the title of Doctor? Maher, who as we all know is a proud atheist, handled the matter well I think. He made a fool of the Reverend but only hit him with kid gloves. He handled him like Mohammad Ali might have handled Howard Cosell. He played danced around him and tapped him from time to time. He let his "superior" standpoint stand for itself. He didn't even have to try, Jeffress was a deer in the headlights. Maher showed a bit of degree of respect and let the Reverend off easy.
I know our more respectful Catholic theologeons and apologists would likely never accept an invitation to Maher's raunchy program, but I could not help but to wonder, what if they did? Would Maher have such an easy time making the faith look more foolish then rainbows, leprechauns and pots of gold then he did with the good Reverend?
If one does not posses the intellect / knowledge base/ conviction, to do a good job standing up for the faith, then I really wish one would not acheive the opposite by entering an arena one is WAYYY out classed in. What an embassasing show.