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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Notes from the Prayer Warrior

posted by on November 13 at 13:43 PM



Thank you so much, Prayer Warriors, for praying for the meeting, which went well.

Bill Gates, Chairman; Steve Ballmer, CEO; Brad Smith, Executive Vice President of Legal; and Chris Liddell, CFO, were present in today’s meeting.

I addressed the meeting, letting them know I would love to work with them. However, if they refuse, I am putting together the largest contingency of Evangelicals, Catholics, Jews, and Muslims to challenge Microsoft’s support of people and policies that challenge America’s moral beliefs since its inception.

My final comment was, “I could work with you, or I could be your worst nightmare, because I am a black man with a righteous cause, with a host of powerful white people behind me. I hope to hear from you and if not, you will hear from me.”

Pray God will take this to their hearts and minds and that they will respond to me.

Pastor Hutch

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Why the hell would Jews and Muslims give a shit about your bullshit with Microsoft, Ken? Also, why are you such a fucking idiot?

Worst nightmare? Ooooh, scary guys!! You're such a joke.

Get cancer and die.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 13, 2007 1:47 PM

OK, I am confused. Is this still the whole "even though I am black and old enough to have experienced true bigotry, as a Christian I feel obligated to deny the rights, nay the very existence of homosexuals" issue, or are we on to something new with these idiots?

Posted by bpinseattle | November 13, 2007 1:48 PM

What a fucktard!

One day, Ken...light will shine on your darkness, too.

Posted by Ted Haggard | November 13, 2007 1:49 PM

"Pastor" Hutch is living proof that there is no God; otherwise, my prayers would be answered and he'd shut the fuck up.

And where's goddamned karma when you want it?

Posted by elm | November 13, 2007 1:51 PM

I gotta say, Jews ain't gonna be on board with this. Progressive Jews don't like Evangelicals and are pro-gay, and while Orthodox Jews often don't like the gay, they're also not really a prime market for MS, since they fear the effects of the Internet on morality. In other words, they're already not buying.

Posted by Gitai | November 13, 2007 1:54 PM

Careful, Mr. Gates! That angry black man is threatening to use powerful white people against you! Oh wait...

Posted by Hernandez | November 13, 2007 1:54 PM

Hutch is the load his momma should've swallowed.

Posted by Just Me | November 13, 2007 1:55 PM

Screw Pastor Hutch, and the abacus he writes on.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | November 13, 2007 1:57 PM

...and if Microsoft dropped their domestic partnership benefits and gay friendly policies they would lose a hell of a lot of employees.

Posted by boxofbirds | November 13, 2007 1:58 PM

I forget...why do we give this nut job any attention??? I never pray, but if I did it would be for Ken to go the fuck away.

Posted by Shawnzor | November 13, 2007 2:00 PM

'I could be your worst nightmare'? Haven't people been arrested for uttering threats for saying things like that?

Posted by Natalie | November 13, 2007 2:01 PM

it just saddens me he has enough pull to sit with those MSFT execs...


Posted by ddv | November 13, 2007 2:04 PM

Buy a Mac, iPastor.

Posted by DOUG. | November 13, 2007 2:06 PM

What a prick!

Although, I think fucktard is better, @3.

Posted by QuimbyMcF | November 13, 2007 2:09 PM

Funny how his final comment has nothing to do with his religious and moral agenda, but rather, it's a threat.

Posted by Scottie | November 13, 2007 2:10 PM

Religion Poisons Everything!

Posted by Chris Hitchens | November 13, 2007 2:13 PM

Just remember, pride goeth before a fall.

Or in Pastor Hutch's case, some weird, unspecified blood disorder and/or itching disease.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | November 13, 2007 2:13 PM

Tell me again why the lame-ass kid from Marin is the "American Taliban" and Hutch is not?

Posted by kk | November 13, 2007 2:17 PM

It must be so hard to live in a country where your beliefs are so persecuted, a country where your faith has no legal protection. I understand why Hutch is so angry. To find a Bible believing church in America means I have to walk at least 4 blocks. It was only this weekend that a team of persecuted Christians came to my door wanting to share of word of scripture with me. It's so hard being an evangelical Christian in America. You have my sympathy, Hutch.

Posted by Lee | November 13, 2007 2:18 PM

This is the best reason to buy WindowsTM that I've seen in years.

Posted by A Mac User | November 13, 2007 2:23 PM

100% of the people who I have heard call themselves "your worst nightmare"
have been lightweight little jerks with now power. Same for Hutch. I would bet that supporters of equality around the world could counter any boycott by choosing to purchase Microsoft products whenever possible.

Posted by elvis t. | November 13, 2007 2:27 PM

sorry, should read "little jerks with NO power"

Posted by elvis t. | November 13, 2007 2:28 PM

It must suck being such a huge fucking joke.

Posted by monkey | November 13, 2007 2:29 PM

Oooh, and I really am curious to see how (if) Microsoft responds to this idiot.

Posted by monkey | November 13, 2007 2:30 PM

We need to tax churches.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 13, 2007 2:45 PM

Maybe a large contingency of Evangelicals, Jews, Catholics, Muslims, and Powerful White People will switch en mass to Linux and other Free Software. That would actually be pretty cool.

Posted by pox | November 13, 2007 2:48 PM

Obviously, the Lord never taught Hutch how to avoid the run-on sentence.

But very much more to the point: just what could "hutch" and his merry band of religious regressives possibly DO against Microsoft? Switch to Mac? Apple is just as progressive when it comes to things like this as Microsoft? Stop using computers? How would the "prayer warriors" get their simple-minded assignments?

A handful of American religious nutcases with marginal buying power, and no alternative market to go to, don't really present much of a threat, do they?

(OK, that last paragraph was a run-on sentence, and people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, but at least I'm not claiming God is on my side)

Buzz off, Hutch. Don't you have a propane tank to trip over, or a gym floor to wax or something? How about getting a real job, and actually working for a living?

Posted by catalina vel-duray | November 13, 2007 2:52 PM

The sentence beginning "However, if they refuse" cries out for a copy editor.

Posted by David | November 13, 2007 2:54 PM

Wow, that does sound like it went well...

Posted by Justin | November 13, 2007 3:03 PM
Posted by Joe | November 13, 2007 3:03 PM

How very christian.

Posted by Nelson G. | November 13, 2007 3:22 PM

fine...I will go with his whole idea of supporting "America's moral beliefs since its inception" as he quoted. Americas moral belief when it started involved the support of will allow his church to take away all of my rights IF he agrees to go and pick cotton for 22 hours a day.... I mean if he wants to have original American ideals...then he has to also follow the rules....

Posted by .... | November 13, 2007 3:26 PM

I just can't believe that Bill Gates actually met with the guy.... that in and of itself is pretty disappointing.

Posted by mp | November 13, 2007 3:29 PM

@32 - true, even the Native American tribes had slavery.

Not that it was a good idea.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 13, 2007 3:48 PM
35 was the annual Microsoft stockholder's meeting. He didn't meet with those folks - he was in attendance at a meeting with them. That makes me feel much better.

Posted by Amy B | November 13, 2007 3:49 PM

Why'd he go all Old Testament on them?

Doesn't he know that the proper way for a christian to make a threat is to look them in the eye and say, "I'll pray for you"?

Posted by Oh Hutch, You Silly Christboy | November 13, 2007 3:57 PM

Yeah, I love the way he kinda tried to make it sound like he had an actual "meeting" with them.

Every stockholder meeting has an open mic session where people with beefs, real or imagined, can get up and air them. That's all "Hutch" did. He was probably the last speaker. He's lucky they didn't taser him for his threat....

Posted by catalina vel-duray | November 13, 2007 4:10 PM

"My final comment was, “I could work with you, or I could be your worst nightmare, because I am a black man with a righteous cause, with a host of powerful white people behind me."

Translation: "Puhleeeze, pleeeze, pretty-please make me look good here! If not for me personally, then for my congregation, who don't have diddly-squat to feel good about these days, what with my complete inability to get anything accomplished on the 'moral beliefs' front! So, could you, um, maybe find it in your heathenous, filthy-rich, white-person hearts to, you know, throw me a bone or something here? I promise, just give me some money, or even a vague public statement that maybe someday you'll take a look at your anti-discrimination hiring policies, and I'll go away - really, I mean it!"

Posted by COMTE | November 13, 2007 4:10 PM

Jesus fuck, this guy is a cunt.

Posted by ls | November 13, 2007 4:42 PM

Oh COMTE, you're always a treat!

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 13, 2007 4:46 PM

@ 27 -- "Just what could "Hutch" and his merry band of religious regressives possibly DO against Microsoft? Stop using computers?

Actually, yes. My family has black sheep that is cult-in-Idaho nutters. Their entire congregation (all 2 dozen or so) don't use computers.

When I was told by one that their kid wasn't allowed near computers I thought "Oh, HO, junior musta got caught looking at some porno!", but I was wrong. Her beef was something to do with role playing games being devil worship. Or worse, it would lure him into reading stuff that was anti-scripture. Like science and evolution.

Pastor Hutch and other looneys like him are f**king demented. It makes me ill when people pander to these nut bags.

Posted by Y.F. | November 13, 2007 4:49 PM

COMTE has been speaking my mind so accurately, yet he's been the first to the comments.

That final line "I could help you or I could be a nightmare to you" sounds like Hutch was told something like "Uh.. no." by Microsoft, if not something less polite.

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | November 13, 2007 4:54 PM

I wonder if a letter writing campaign from fair minded liberals and compassionate Christians to Microsoft would get help? I hate that Hutch seems to think he has so much power. Then again, maybe it's all a smoke screen.

Posted by Lee | November 13, 2007 5:07 PM

These letters are not real folks... They are jokes written by a ghost writer not Hutch his seff. Come on I want to see REAL images here not some typed thyang.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | November 13, 2007 5:11 PM

I know at least some folks in Hutch's congregation work at Microsoft. So they probably feel they have a "stake" in what Microsoft does.

However. MSFT added sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination policy in 1989. It started offering same-sex benefits in 1993. To come in now EIGHTEEN YEARS LATER crying that this is "Sooo vewy wong" shows Hutch really has NO FUCKING CLUE as to what he's up against.

(I checked dates at ... as an aside, it's right that GLEAM was officially formed in 93, but an informal mailing list preceded it.)

(Oh, I was a GLEAM board member in 1999.)

Posted by JenK | November 13, 2007 9:37 PM

I'm boycotting MSFT until they stop meeting with this asshat. Dude should be fucking blackballed.

Posted by seattle98104 | November 13, 2007 10:03 PM

Can stockholders be legally barred from stockholder's meetings?

Posted by JenK | November 13, 2007 10:06 PM

If we are adhering strictly to the rules, any stock holder can attend and speak at a stockholder meeting. So for the price of less than $40 you get into the room.

When they opened Q&A there was the customary pause caused by no one wanting to be first to speak. Hutch doesn't have the restraint of a well moderated ego so he stepped into the vacuum immediately. As Hutcherson spoke, only one person clapped out of the 500-600 people present.

Hutch has been trying to get the attention he craves but nothing has been working. His last resort is to fallback on the one thing that worked for him - baiting Microsoft.

Another stockholder asked what they could do to counter the hateful ideas and actions of people like Hutcherson. There was a more enthusiastic wave of applause in the meeting. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s General Legal Counsel, responded with this:

"As a company, we've had a clear policy with respect to the way we treat our people, and we believe in that policy. It's a policy that's founded on non-discrimination, it's a policy that we believe has served our employees well, it's served our shareholders well, and I think that was reflected last year when all of our shareholders were asked to vote on that policy, and over 97 percent of you and all of our other shareholders stood up and agreed with us. And I think that it is precisely in that form that shareholders have the opportunity to continue to make their views known, and we very much appreciate that support."

No Microsoft executive agreed to meet with him. Microsoft’s EEO policy in no way agrees with him.

Just another sad grab for PR from a man with a size 4 soul in a size 12 body.


Posted by The Gay Curmudgeon | November 14, 2007 9:13 AM

@48: Thanks for that.

It shows that things work the way they're supposed to work. Hutch gets up and speaks. Board responds. Shareholders have vote that overwhelmingly reinforces board policy which is contrary to what Hutch wants.

The right wing R's, for all their bashing against judges, congress and anyone else crying that democracy is broken (ie "activist judges, majority rule, etc) are coming to rue the day they started down that path. More and more people are coming to the conclusion that rights are for everyone. Discrimination should be put aside.

It takes time but we're winning the war. Pipsqueaks like Hutcherson will always be there, but as noted above they matter less and less. Nevertheless we must remember that we must always be mindful of the past and how we have achieved the gains we've made.

Posted by Dave Coffman | November 14, 2007 10:01 AM

@46: I bet he probably does have black balls, not that he's seen them without a mirror in decades.

Posted by MNG | November 14, 2007 11:02 AM


right fucking on! I'd support that. lol

Posted by Steve | November 14, 2007 1:44 PM

all of your posts are pretty stupid, I say good job for a guy who stands up for principles and can use the american system to effect change... oh wait isn't he being bashed for doing the same things that the nutjobs on this site supports when the homosexual machine uses the the very same system.

What hipocrates most of you are!

Posted by Malcolm W | November 14, 2007 5:35 PM

It's "hypocrite" dear. Were you home schooled? That would explain your spelling challenges and victim complex.....

Posted by catalina vel-duray | November 14, 2007 7:48 PM

Wait, there are homosexual machines? Where, pls. Me want.

Posted by caracola | November 14, 2007 9:39 PM

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Posted by dasdas | November 27, 2007 1:04 AM

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