...For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues .... May his days be few; may another seize his goods! May his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow! May his children wander about and beg; may they be driven out of the ruins they inhabit....
Gosh, the Old Testament is handy when you need to really hate someone!
For its part in reporting the story, Christianity Today seemed more amused than outraged by this display of (self) righteous anger.
But then, some notable Christians today seem quite willing to countenance a whole bunch of preemptive smiting, all over the place.