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Watch: Joy Behar Talks to Jim Swilley, Megachurch Pastor Who Came Out Because of Gay Teen Suicides


A couple weeks ago Steve posted about Jim Swilley, a Georgia megachurch pastor (Georgia Church in the Now) who was motivated to come out of the closet following the recent spate of gay teen suicides. Behar talks to Swilley, and asks him about his sexuality, and his unique relationship with his wife. Behar also asks Swilley if he thinks Ted Haggard could possibly be telling the truth when he says he's completely heterosexual.

Watch the excellent interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. WOW!!!!

    That is a cool -and HOT - wife!

    Posted by: George F | Nov 10, 2010 7:21:41 AM

  2. Not recruiting Gay people! I do it all day long with every guy I think might have one iota of potential. I'm all about FAITH!

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Nov 10, 2010 7:52:03 AM

  3. dear lord they make their priestesses sassy in Georgia

    Posted by: arch | Nov 10, 2010 7:58:35 AM

  4. What an excellent interview. I love the honesty and the acceptance the ex wife has.

    Posted by: Bobby | Nov 10, 2010 10:08:23 AM

  5. that's a great story but i cant help being distracted by her craaaazy hair hahhaah!

    Posted by: bdslater9 | Nov 10, 2010 10:42:38 AM

  6. OK, kiddies, here's today's pop quiz:

    Who is more vapid and clueless?

    (A) Larry King; or

    (B) Joy Behar

    Posted by: mike | Nov 10, 2010 12:48:47 PM

  7. I don't understand how women can stay in a marriage with a gay man? It just seems to play into the stereotype that they don't need sex, that they're so desparate to get married they will do anything, and that they don't have their own needs.

    If these women stopped marrying these CLEARLY GAY MEN, then these guys could come out of the closet and everyone would win... right?

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Nov 10, 2010 1:11:21 PM

  8. @Mike

    (C) Jay Leno

    Posted by: JKM | Nov 10, 2010 1:32:40 PM

  9. He's kinda hot..gives great bulge in the video where he comes out. Now that Christ's contemporary message has been tooled to fit heterosexual privilege, and nothing but, basically, he has an uphill battle with the Crister McPeople brigade. Could a supposed spiritual pursuit be made anymore meaningless than American Christianity? Who can care so much about the benefits of monocultural materialism and consider it granted from God above, without reflecting privately: "hey, maybe I'm full of shit?" Life is like a cartoon to these people.

    Posted by: SeriouslySick | Nov 10, 2010 1:42:40 PM

  10. On your knees for Jesus... takes on a whole new meaning to me now.

    Posted by: Philip in London | Nov 10, 2010 5:21:23 PM

  11. @JKM There's a difference between being vapid and clueless (King and Behar) and being just a plain, out-and-out, dick-brain asshole (Leno).

    Posted by: mike | Nov 11, 2010 3:15:22 PM

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