News Video From the Church That Pastor Ken Hutcherson Visited in Latvia
posted by March 20 at 9:25 AMon
This is not the video that Pastor Ken Hutcherson claims will prove him right in his current dispute with the White House. I’m still waiting to get my hands that video so I can see if it sorts out whether or not the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives recently bestowed a “Special Envoy” title upon Hutcherson so that he could go to Latvia, complain to U.S. Embassy officials there about their alleged support for gay rights, and hang out with a Holocaust revisionist.
But while we wait for that video, here’s another video, sent my way by a Slog reader. It shows a church service in Latvia that will look, to most American eyes, like a raucous Pentecostal service from the Bible Belt. I’ve been emailing with a member of the Latvian church that Hutcherson visited earlier this month as a supposed “Special Envoy” from the White House, and this church member tells me that the video below does indeed show his church, the New Generation Church in Riga, the capital of Latvia.
The New Generation member tells me that this video was posted on YouTube by someone opposed to the conservative church’s politics. At the end of the video you’ll see a number of Latvian politicians, members of a Christian-identified party, apparently fainting, or as they say in this country, “getting the Holy Ghost.” The New Generation member I’m emailing with tells me that the intent of this video was embarrass those politicians in advance of Latvian elections.
In any case, this is apparently the church Hutcherson was visiting in Latvia: