Black Minister Blames NOM, Racism For Marriage Equality In WA

We’ve heard the GOP come up with all kinds of excuses as to why Mitt Romney lost the election. But a minister in Washington State has an interesting rationale for why same-sex marriage passed there It’s the National Organization for Marriage’s fault.

Pastor Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, WA, has been a vocal opponent of marriage equality for years. But Hutcherson (right), a former linebacker with the NFL, says the battle was lost on Election Day, in part, because the National Organization for Marriage, Focus on the Family and other groups who hustled into to town to defend traditional marriage steamrolled over local efforts and acted to passively.

“Initially we had a strong group of people fighting for marriage in Washington,” he told The Christian Post. “We were unified and it looked like beating our opponents was going to be a cakewalk. Then these national organizations came into the state and said I was too ‘controversial,’ and that I should take a back seat. They just waltzed in and stabbed us in the back by first caving in on domestic partnerships and then on marriage.”

Then Hutcherson played the race card:

“When I knew my involvement was going to generate controversy, I offered to step back and suggested others who were on the front lines do so as well for the sake of unity. They refused, leaving me as the odd man out. If you look at them, they were all the same color with the same moderate views. It just didn’t make sense why they would not include a person of color who was willing to fight.”

“I believe there are conservatives of all colors, but the leadership from NOM, Focus and Mission Public Affairs, wanted to run being a moderate campaign where everyone felt warm and fuzzy. But we know that sin is never satisfied and always wants more. These guys just looked and acted too much like the GOP—old and white.”

Oh, sorry, reverend—did you get discriminated against? That must sting. We can’t possibly imagine what it’s like to be marginalized by anti-gay groups.

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  • Dumdum

    Oh, sorry, reverend—did you get discriminated against? That must sting. We can’t possibly imagine what it’s like to be marginalized by anti-gay groups. Guess you hit that nail on the head. Bravo Queerty! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • hf2hvit

    PASTOR, MY ASS. Kenny, you better figure out your obsession with homosexuality and homosexuals before you become the next Eddie Long.

  • Mjl-428

    @hf2hvit: Who’s to say he isn’t already?

  • Cam

    The fact that he calls NOM and Focus on the FAmily’s opinions MODERATE tells you all you need to know.

  • D9W

    This is the same guy that asked the Organist at Seattle First Baptist (SFB) Church if his sermon, which Ken had just preformed a wedding at SBFC, would have gone over with the SFB Church members. In the sermon, Ken told the wife of the couple, she had to obey her husband. You know, like she could not tell right from wrong and needed her husband direction on how to think and act in the everyday world. Sorry Ken, your view point on Gays, Heterosexuals and Marriage would never go over with the people at SFB Church or most of the progressive people here in Seattle.

    Well according to Ken, if you needed heart surgery you should go to a High School Janitor because they know how to clean floors. He thinks just because he a linebacker in the NFL, he is a Theologian.

    I don’t know about you, but if I needed heart surgery I would want someone who knows anatomy and got a MD in medicine and surgery before I would ever let them near me. Continuing on this thought, just because Ken played a linebacker in the NFL, it just makes him an overpaid football player, not a Theologian. I guess what I am saying is if I needed some Theology, I would want someone who actually had some major education on the subject, not someone who may got their brain smashed all over the grid iron. Plus, I would want their thoughts and opinions scrutinized by the theological community before I start buying into this guys empty dogma. What’s sad is he’s not the only right wing nut here in Seattle. We have had some from Mars Hill that have come out and said basically women should be at barefoot, pregnant, and at home, which ignores the part in the Old Testament where a woman not only managed her home but went out and bought and sold property and made money (you know ‘man’ stuff).

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