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Friday, November 16, 2012

Ken Hutcherson: Vindicated by Failure

Posted by on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Pastor Ken knew that playing nice was no way to defeat Ref. 74, and now he gets to rub wussy evangelicals faces in it. From OneNewsNow:

[B]efore the 2012 presidential election, Hutcherson allowed new take the lead in the charge to oppose Referendum 74.....the co-founder of Antioch Bible Church soon found out that they weren't operating out of the same playbook.

"Their intention was to be moderate, non-controversial," Hutcherson told OneNewsNow in an exclusive interview, pointing out that the National Organization for Marriage, Focus on the Family and Family Policy Institute's unbiblical strategy was a severe departure from the state's churches' aggressive campaign to stop same-sex marriage using the weight of family values and Scripture. He notes that the groups essentially told him and other local Christian leaders' that their message on marriage and social issues was too offensive.

"They did not want me involved basically in the top leadership, so I took a back seat and let them run with it," Hutcherson shared.

Hutch's final verdict:

"Until national pro-family organizations start acting more biblical and God-fearing...we will not win any more elections."

In lieu of supplying my own joke, I'll defer to the superior preexisting crack from OneNewsNow commenter Emelye Waldherr:

Indeed! The right wing evangelicals and other social conservatives should raise the volume and stridency of their attacks against the minorities they disapprove of. Look to the Family Research Council, Traditional Values Coalition, American Family Association (particularly Bryan Fischer) and other groups like them for a model you can follow to victory.

Keep fighting, Hutch!


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treacle 1
How many concubines does Hutch have in his family? Surely he is very biblical in his own home.
Posted by treacle on November 16, 2012 at 10:53 AM · Report this
They SHOULD publicize their reprehensible stances more. Why don't they sat that homosexuals should be put to death?


That's what their bible says, right after it says what gives them the framework to hate us (Leviticus etc.)

Posted by six five on November 16, 2012 at 10:53 AM · Report this
For being such a hard-ass in the press, Hutcherson sure wimped out when faced with Slog's same-sex marriage debate:…
Posted by Lumpmoose on November 16, 2012 at 11:07 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
He's just a rant away from a stroke.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 16, 2012 at 11:08 AM · Report this
Knat 5
Why are you reading anything from this miserable website? Why?!
Posted by Knat on November 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM · Report this
David Schmader 6
5: I have a Google alert for "Ken Hutcherson." Duh.
Posted by David Schmader on November 16, 2012 at 11:57 AM · Report this
This was them playing softball? Riiiiiight.

Like I said: Dinosaurs. No, more like dodos; too fucking stupid to know what's gonna kill them in the end.
Posted by NateMan on November 16, 2012 at 12:04 PM · Report this
very bad homo 8
Christianity isn't MY religion, I don't have to live by their rules.
Posted by very bad homo on November 16, 2012 at 12:24 PM · Report this
Dougsf 9
Out of curiosity— does this dude even have an actual church? I remember he got the boot from LWHS's gym, and a quick search pulls up a Seventh Day Adventists church I assume he rents occasionally?

Like so many kooks, his credentials all seem pretty mail-ordery.
Posted by Dougsf on November 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM · Report this
If R-74 had been defeated, fundies would have been shouting from the proverbial rooftops that it was "God's Will!"

But, since R-74 passed, it did so apparently by thwarting "God's Will".

What can we conclude from this? The voice of the electorate is more powerful than "God's Will".

Which makes Hutch's God not so all-powerful and all-knowing as Hutch seems to think...
Posted by COMTE on November 16, 2012 at 1:06 PM · Report this
Knat 11
@6: That was really more a commentary on the obviously bullshit one-sided source it's coming from. No offense, man.
Posted by Knat on November 16, 2012 at 1:07 PM · Report this
David Schmader 12
Gif = forgiveness. Thank you, carry on.
Posted by David Schmader on November 16, 2012 at 1:38 PM · Report this
long-time reader 13
Yeah, fundies, keep on fucking that chicken!
Posted by long-time reader on November 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 14
"Start acting more biblical"? Stoning children that would qualify. Why does the coward not take a stand on that issue? Because he knows THAT biblical stand would land him in jail. He's not willing to be that "god-fearing".
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on November 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM · Report this
sirkowski 15
They should wear white hoods to be more visible.
Posted by sirkowski on November 16, 2012 at 4:48 PM · Report this
Leviticus= ritual purity laws! The Reform Jewish tradition got over that many years ago! Too bad most Fundy Christians can't!
Posted by pat L on November 16, 2012 at 5:54 PM · Report this
Hutch should just spare us and die already.
Posted by Weekilter on November 18, 2012 at 5:07 PM · Report this
In case you never noticed, fundy Christians like to cherry pick what they see as acceptable and conveniently only quote the OT when it serves their prejudicial purpose. It's called being hypocritical. And Jesus never said that one type of sin had best dibs on the worst. If Christians want to go to the OT they better be prepared to follow all 613 proscriptions including making daily sacrifices.
Posted by Weekilter on November 18, 2012 at 5:13 PM · Report this

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