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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Notes from the Prayer Warrior

posted by on January 17 at 16:20 PM

The subject line of this email from the Prayer Warrior was: “Controversy.” The issue at hand is explored here.


Thursday, 17 January 2008

Today I was speaking at a public school about Rev. Martin Luther King, and was booed by members of the Gay Straight Alliance. One of the sponsors stood up and challenged me during the assembly. Then one of the teachers called a gay newspaper. [FACT CHECK: The teacher did not call The Stranger about the incident. —ES]

I have been quiet as a parent, but now the line has been crossed. Pray for wisdom as I deal with this situation!

On another note, tomorrow I will be a guest on the Rush Limbaugh Show between 2:00 - 3:00 EST, with my annual football discussion. Pray for this speaking opportunity.

Pastor Hutch

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I think he meant the GSN.

You're not the only paper, you know.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 17, 2008 4:22 PM

I can only pray that Rush Limbaugh strangles him with his microphone cord in a state of 0xyc0ntin-fueled psychosis.

Does that make me a bad person?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | January 17, 2008 4:27 PM

It's sad at a time when kids are supposed to be learning about MLK that instead they are standing up and challenging powerful men who want to stop an expansion of civil rights. What kind of bad influences are inspiring our teenagers to speak out like that?

Posted by elenchos | January 17, 2008 4:27 PM

Wow, wish I'd had teachers like these when I was at Mount Si! Well, I guess 20 years make a difference.

Posted by DJSauvage | January 17, 2008 4:28 PM

Elenchos, I think I love you.

Posted by Phelix | January 17, 2008 4:33 PM

I'll bet Hutch gives lousy head; he never shuts up.

Posted by Original Andrew | January 17, 2008 4:40 PM

Barn. Zoo. Church.

Posted by Mr. Poe | January 17, 2008 4:49 PM

@1 - if he meant 'newspaper' he couldn't have meant SGN.

Posted by bohica | January 17, 2008 4:53 PM

Why would you bring a bigot to school to speak about Martin Luther King?

Posted by J.R. | January 17, 2008 5:00 PM

i guess they're fine till they speak up...beyotch i didn't tell you you could speak

Posted by Jiberish | January 17, 2008 5:19 PM

Isn't Hutch married to a white woman?

Next time you should ask him to explain why Bible-quoting folks were wrong back then to deny marriages like his, but aren't wrong to deny same-sex marriages like mine?

Posted by Mickymse | January 17, 2008 5:36 PM

i pray hutch's mouth falls on rush's "microphone" and they finally release all that gay tension that's been building up...

Posted by holz | January 17, 2008 6:11 PM

What @11 said. From Loving v. Virginia, the 1967 Supreme Court case that (unanimously--imagine that today) struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage: "In June 1958, two residents of Virginia, Mildred Jeter, a Negro woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, were married in the District of Columbia pursuant to its laws. Shortly after their marriage, the Lovings returned to Virginia and established their marital abode in Caroline County. At the October Term, 1958, of the Circuit Court of Caroline County, a grand jury issued an indictment charging the Lovings with violating Virginia's ban on interracial marriages. On January 6, 1959, the Lovings pleaded guilty to the charge and were sentenced to one year in jail; however, the trial judge suspended the sentence for a period of 25 years on the condition that the Lovings leave the State and not return to Virginia together for 25 years. He stated in an opinion that: ‘Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.’"

Posted by kk | January 17, 2008 6:38 PM

Hey - there was no thinly veiled appeal for goods or services in this prayer warrior dispatch.

I miss the good old days, with the lost computers and the tragic missteps around the propane tank. And we haven't heard a thing about his mysterious blood disease for quite some time.

Posted by catalina vel-duray | January 17, 2008 7:18 PM

Hmmm funny thing is:

if you go to his church's website,

notice on the opening page (wait for the slides to progress), there's a shot of TWO women together (one black, one white) holding a cute middle-tone "guess the race" baby, with the subtitle, "building intentional relationships."

Is Hutch in favor of interracial Lesbionic relatioships?

I'm just wonderin'...

Posted by Andy Niable | January 17, 2008 9:37 PM

@2 - No.

Posted by Vitalis | January 17, 2008 10:33 PM

Mr. Poe,
Don't be bad mouthing barns.

Posted by jamesb | January 18, 2008 9:45 AM

I keep praying for wisdom, but Hutcherson never seems to get any.

Posted by J.R. | January 18, 2008 10:19 AM

No doubt Hutch will figure out that the only way to deal with this is to buy three shares of Mt. Si stock and donate one to him. After he figures out that schools don't have stock, he'll just say, "Fuck it. Gimme money. I need a swimming pool."

Posted by Gitai | January 18, 2008 10:53 AM

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