Anti-gay minister Ken Hutcherson just can't seem to stay out of the news or tone down his "bible sanctioned" hate speech. He recently made headlines for interrupting a Microsoft shareholder meeting by threatening to "go to war" with the company over it's support of it's gay and lesbian employees and their participation in the advancement of the so-called gay agenda.
I've reported on Rev. Hutcherson's outlandish behavior in the past, but this most recent incident only further proves what kind of a man and Christian leader he really is.
Valerie Tarico, a former staffer at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, was raised in a fundamentalist church. In recent months, she has made it her business to attend services at many of the large, conservative churches in the Seattle area, including Hutcherson's, to see what's going on.
On a Sunday when Tarico was present, Hutcherson was preaching on gender roles. During his sermon, Hutcherson stated, "God hates soft men" and "God hates effeminate men." Hutcherson went on to say, "If I was in a drugstore and some guy opened the door for me, I'd rip his arm off and beat him with the wet end."
"That was a joke," Hutcherson said Friday, when I asked him about the comment. But it's not really funny, is it?
What it sounds like are the kinds of words that have paved the way for atrocities in such places as Serbia, Kosovo and Rwanda. You have to dehumanize somebody before you beat them up. Labeling some men as "soft" and "effeminate" and saying "God hates them" does that.-Seattlepi.com
And this type of behavior is exactly why I refuse to ever step foot inside another mega church or any church that doesn't respect and value me as one of God's children versus an abominable mistake that deserves to be physically and emotionally mistreated.
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