This is an article from Free Lance Star quoting Hauerwas.
Hauerwas consistently draws large numbers of students to his classes. Earthy, gregarious, and often light-hearted, he is devoted to his students, returning their papers quickly, mentoring them into pastorates around the country, and relishing the mêlee of theological debate. Something of a cusser, he told Newsweek: “God is killing the church, and we goddamn well deserve it.” According to a friend, Hauerwas defended this low-grade blasphemy by saying, “At least I mention God’s name twice.”
I find some agreement with him on this. And I guess I always appreciate a little overstatement (when it comes from people I like).