Swaggart, you’re cut

I generally stay away from controversy, but this is too much. Check out what Jimmy Swaggart, upstanding citizen, said from the pulpit:

I’m trying to find the correct name for it … this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men. … I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. And I’m gonna be blunt and plain; if one ever looks at me like that, I’m gonna kill him and tell God he died.

I have my own share of difficulties with my faith, but this is crazy. It’s hate speech. Not a boo-boo, not a poor choice of words: hate speech. It’s so clearly hate speech that a station that aired the show is under investigation for violation of hate-related broadcast laws. Know what’s worse? People laughed and/or cheered. Cheered! At the suggestion that someone be killed!

It’s time for this guy to step down. I’m just so flustered by the black-eye he puts on Christianity that I don’t know what to say. At the very least, he should go study at the feet of Tammy Faye to learn a thing or two about love. Apologize all you want but you’re still a jerk. You’ve missed a fundamental aspect of your faith, not to mention basic human civility.