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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"80 Percent of Rapists with Anger Problems Come From Fatherless Homes!"

Posted by on Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Premiering tonight on TheBlazeTV is Hutch, Glenn Beck's four-part series on the life and faith of the Northwest's premier gay-hater Pastor Ken Hutcherson. Juding from this teaser clip, the show will feature a lot of Hutch aggressively reading statistics like the one in the subject line. Enjoy!

 

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MacCrocodile 1
I can't bear the thought of an emotionally unstable rapist. Please, for the sake of your daughter's rapist's mental health, don't leave your little boys fatherless.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on November 12, 2013 at 3:46 PM · Report this
evilvolus 2
So, what about the more even-tempered rapists?
Posted by evilvolus on November 12, 2013 at 3:48 PM · Report this
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Hm. Wonder what he says about the 30-40% of homeless youth who were kicked out for being glbtq?
Posted by jt on November 12, 2013 at 4:04 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 4
Wait a minute, I thought women brought rape upon themselves by the way they dress, or if they drink, or use birth control, or don't go to church, or if they have opinions of their own, or have jobs. Now we're supposed to be blaming fatherless men?

Get it straight, fundamentalists!
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on November 12, 2013 at 4:06 PM · Report this
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Since only 10-40% of rapes are reported to police, I wonder how Hutch comes by this figure, unless he's referring to himself.
Posted by Merchant Seaman on November 12, 2013 at 4:09 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 6
So if those rapists had fathers at home they would not be angry. Oh Rev Hutch that makes them better rapists in your mind I suppose. They had a father and a mother, how precious.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on November 12, 2013 at 4:11 PM · Report this
7
Wasn't Glen Beck that guy who raped and killed that 12 year old girl in 1986? Or was that Ken Hutchinson?
Posted by GermanSausage on November 12, 2013 at 4:17 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 8
@7,
Why not both?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on November 12, 2013 at 4:19 PM · Report this
zachd 9
So easier access to birth control and abortion will help decrease rape?

If I was a god, I would smite people way WAY more often than the current set of gods we got.
Posted by zachd http://zachd.com on November 12, 2013 at 4:44 PM · Report this
seandr 10
Yes, the guy is an asshole in general.

But what's the problem with him calling attention to societal problems associated with fathers who don't support or raise their children?
Posted by seandr on November 12, 2013 at 5:29 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 13
@ 10, the answer to that question lies in whether or not that stat is accurate. And how "rapist" is defined. I assume he's talking about convicted rapists, who are a minority of all rapists by most estimates.

I'm not going to bother fact-checking that myself. I'm juat going to assume that it's either mistaken or made up. That's how fundies usually make use of statistics.
Posted by Matt from Denver on November 12, 2013 at 5:53 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 14
@10,

Perhaps because he's also inclined to make up similar statistics for why lesbian and gay couples are unsuitable parents? Maybe because the actual important indicator for a child's success is whether the child has two parents, regardless of the parents' gender?
Posted by keshmeshi on November 12, 2013 at 6:32 PM · Report this
lark 15
Dave & Matt,
I didn't view the video or verify the stat. And, I've never met or listened to Ken Hutcherson. That said, children growing up without a father is a grave problem in the USA. Beginning with the Moynihan Report (1965):

http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/412839-…

the effects of fatherless children is devastating particularly in the African-American community. This is widely known. In 65' when was it written over 50% of children in African-American households were growing up w/o a father in the household. Today the reliable figure is 72%. You can verify that.

In what I believe is the most important thing Obama said during the 08' campaign, was the disclosure of the plague of fatherless children in African-American homes. He remarked about the "hole-in-my-heart" regarding his own absentee father. And, on Father's Day no less.

So, while we can quibble with Hutcherson's stat/conclusion. I don't believe it lessens the urgency of believing and attempting to solve this catastrophic problem in the community of our African-American brethren. It affects us all, as Americans and humans. Take it seriously.
Posted by lark on November 12, 2013 at 9:49 PM · Report this
Garf Lloydell 16
Replace fatherless with single parent, and you have an incredibly compelling argument for same sex families.
Posted by Garf Lloydell on November 12, 2013 at 10:03 PM · Report this
Garf Lloydell 17
Replace fatherless with single parent (pretty damn sure that's what those statistics actually track), and you have an incredibly compelling argument for how same sex families will save us all.
Posted by Garf Lloydell on November 12, 2013 at 10:06 PM · Report this
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@10: He's not doing this to help anybody, he's doing this to shame people.
Posted by treehugger on November 13, 2013 at 7:56 AM · Report this
19
"Rapists with anger problems" implies that there are rapists withOUT anger problems, too? Word salad FTW!
Posted by jhops on November 13, 2013 at 1:36 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 20
@19,

What about cold-blooded sociopaths? Are they angry?
Posted by keshmeshi on November 13, 2013 at 2:45 PM · Report this

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