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Hutcherson’s Hate Sermon

Jim Burroway

February 24th, 2008

Watchman On the Walls cofounder Ken Hutcherson is at it again. This came from a recent Sunday sermon by the good reverend:

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?

No it isn’t at all. Especially in light of Lawrence King’s recent murder. Remember, he was described as effeminate by his classmates. It’s appalling to see a Christian preacher make light of violence like this. This man man has no sense of shame or decency.

Makeshift memorial for Larry King

With a constant torrent of statements like these coming from pastors, it’s no wonder that nearly eight out of ten evangelical youth consider their own church to be “too anti-homosexual.” Exodus International claims that they want to change that by “demonstrat[ing] love and compassion to homosexual individuals.” And yet, Hutcherson has been a regular speaker at Exodus International’s annual conference for some time now. If Exodus leaders proudly stand on the stand on the same stage as their “good friend” again this year, their sham will be vividly apparent to everyone.

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Christine Bakke
February 24th, 2008 | LINK

Since some of the more effeminate men I know are ex-gay, you’d think there would be a bit of uproar about him saying that. This actually makes me hurt for the folks I know and care about who are ex-gay and also happen to be “soft men.” They don’t need their own to be saying that God hates them.

Anyway, the Bible says that through weakness God is made strong and is glorified, so what he is saying isn’t even Biblical if soft/effeminate=weak in his mind.

Jim Burroway
February 24th, 2008 | LINK

Indeed. If I were Exodus vice-president Randy Thomas (pause here to imagine me an Exodus vice president…), I’d want to remember never to hold the door open for Hutcherson.

John
February 24th, 2008 | LINK

And to think, Randy Thomas was just bemoaning how mean people are toward “Hutch” and his family.

Lusitanian
February 25th, 2008 | LINK

Strange that he is so comfortable in saying what and whom god hates, specially if it is only a joke. Isn’t that blasphemy or considered disrespectful?

Erica B.
February 25th, 2008 | LINK

The insecurity is just rampant in that comment!

I wonder if he would also beat a woman with a bloody stump of an arm if she dared open a door for him.

Timothy Kincaid
February 25th, 2008 | LINK

Is there any difference between:

Fred Phelps: “God Hates Fags”

Ken Hutcherson: “God hates effeminate men”

Mark
February 25th, 2008 | LINK

Hmmm….
One might say that if Jesus opened the door for him, he might turn on him and beat him, given that Jesus was a compassionate, “soft,” kind-hearted man, who passionately loved his apostles.

Ferdia
February 25th, 2008 | LINK

What an asshole.

Mad John
February 25th, 2008 | LINK

Quick, someone register godhatesmanners.com.

Seriously, has anyone ever screamed “closet case” louder than this guy? Don’t fret, people, the rent boy will be coming forward any day now.

Todd
February 25th, 2008 | LINK

I would be more than happy to let the door slam in Hutcherson’s face.

John
February 25th, 2008 | LINK

[This comment has been deleted for violations to our comments policy — Jim.]

homer
February 25th, 2008 | LINK

And people look upon this guy as a leader? He’s really pathetic.

Las Vegas Fag
February 25th, 2008 | LINK

[This comment has been deleted for containing a racial slur in violation of our comments policy.]

Voet
February 25th, 2008 | LINK

Me thinks Ken Hutcherson doth protest too much. I am with you, Mad Dog, this guy must be a closet case trying just a little too hard to throw everyone off the trail.

Truth Wins Out
February 26th, 2008 | LINK

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