Even when Samantha Bee is on vacation, the “Full Frontal” host still has some of the best material of the late-night crowd. Monday evening, the show posted a new clip in which Bee takes a close look at some of the religious leaders supporting Ted Cruz and finds that they are, in a word, awful.

There’s Colorado pastor Kevin Swanson, who spends a lot of time talking about how scripture suggests “homosexuals” are “worthy of death” and sea-bottom suffocation resulting from “the Mafia treatment.”

“It’s in the gospel of Tony, wherein Jesus takes that whore Adriana unto the woods and wacketh her,” says Bee. “When Swanson is in doubt—which is never—he just checks his bracelet: Who would Jesus drown?”

Then there’s Flip Benham, a “minister and convicted stalker” who is also an ardent Islamophobe and proponent of the idea that gay people are super-violent.

“You should see the violent images of them that I find online and secretly masturbate to while my wife is sleeping,” Bee says, adopting the voice of Benham against a backdrop photo of two leather daddies.

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