Andrew Sullivan on Mel Gibson the supposed Christian:
He is a deeply disturbed man whose "spirituality" is wrapped up in
extreme violence and fascist imagery. What motivates him is clearly
power - heterosexual white male power - imposed on others by raw
violence or the threat of violence. He is a fascist in temperament -
which is why racism and anti-Semitism and murderous hatred of gay people
come naturally to him. And this is how he sees himself as a
I actually feel a little sorry for Mel Gibson as the man clearly needs help - I don't believe he views himself as a racist misogynist, but there are elements of his personality that he cannot control that are most likely the remnants of a severely screwed up childhood. You only need to listen to his insane father to understand where much of Gibson's dark side comes from.