And you thought the first time around was craptastically ignorant…Fox’s “newsman/commentator” Brit Hume shows that you can double-down the dumb by going on O’Reilly to confirm yet again that all Tiger needs is a little Jeebus to wash away his horn-dog excursions of sin.

“Was that proselytizing?” asked O’Reilly after playing a clip of Hume’s comments.

Hume qualified his statement by saying Woods is “somebody I’ve always rooted for as a golfer and as a man,” praising the “content of his character.” But, he says, the content of his character “was not what we thought it was.”

So:

He needs something that Christianity especially provides and gives and offers, and that is redemption and forgiveness. I was really meaning to say in those comments yesterday more about Christianity than anything else…I think that Jesus Christ offers Tiger Woods something that Tiger Woods badly needs.

Oh man, this guy needs to put the crack pipe down. MSNBC’s David Shuster tore Brit one in a discussion with of all people, Pat “KKK” Buchanan.

Shuster made the comments while discussing the issue with MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan, asking: “Doesn’t it also denigrate Christianity when you do that on a Sunday political talk show? This isn’t church, this isn’t some sort of holy setting, this is a political talk show….Doesn’t that minimize the significance of Christianity, when you bring a discussion of Christianity into a conversation about politics?”

Buchanan replied: “He’s not denigrating Christianity….A lot of us feel that there ought to be more discussion of religion in politics and religious beliefs and what’s moral and right and wrong.” Shuster pressed him: “And you don’t think this diminishes Christianity in any way?” Buchanan shot back: “What do you think, the religion’s dropped a peg or two now?” Shuster sarcastically responded: “I do think it diminishes the discussion of Christianity….This wasn’t the ’700 Club,’ this wasn’t ‘Theocracy Today.’”

Bonus: Considering Brit Hume is getting his jollies evangelizing Tiger these days, the 700 Club, er, Faux News commentator will surely need a fainting couch when he sees this cover (via Hollywood Gossip):