"Beat the gay out of your kids? Aw, I was just joking!"

Because, of course, he certainly sounds like he's joking on the audio. And because, of course, joking about breaking the "limp wrist" of an "effeminate" boy is also just the sort of thing Jesus did all the time in his preaching. Jesus was all about the personal violence metaphors, you know -- especially when meant as a "joke."

"I was just joking" -- the standard fall-back line for ass-hats who get caught saying something outrageous.
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