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Hutcherson and Barber Talk About the Day of Silence and Reveal Hutch’s Paranoia

Timothy Kincaid

April 24th, 2008

Rev. Ken Hutcherson spoke with Matt Barber on a Concerned Women for America podcast about Hutcherson’s protest of the Day of Silence. Barber and Hutcherson both make some claims that do not seem to be fact based and, in Hutcherson’s case, appear to demonstrate paranoia:

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Barber claims

  • GLSEN is an “adult homosexual activist group” that uses children as “pawns to futher their very deceptive agenda”.
  • some Christians are taking a “very soft approach” to the Day of Silence rather than “challenge it head on” because they want “the path of least resistance”. [I assume this refers to the Golden Rule pledge]

Hutcherson claims

  • kids who are kept out of school on the DOS may make up an excuse rather than “stand up”.
  • he was invited to speak at Mt. Si because it was “a great time to ambush the Christian”.
  • he’s been labeled the “number one homophobe in the United States”. He told “them” that as long as Dr. James Dobson is alive then Dobson’s number one and he’s is number two. [I can’t find any reference anywhere to Hutcherson being labeled as the number one homophobe, much less that he responded in any way to “them”]
  • there is a million dollar award out for information that would destroy his ministry.
  • the minute his daughter introduced him on MLK day, white teachers booed [although news reports indicate that one teacher booed, Hutcherson repeated referred to “white teachers”, plural]
  • the school promised him that there would be nothing controversially done about his appearance
  • four or five teachers run the whole school, along with the principal and assistant principal and they are all afraid of the homosexual agenda
  • if you look through the Bible you cannot find one word in the Bible that relates to tolerance
  • the reason Jesus didn’t condemn the woman at the well was because was “set up to sin” and the man she committed adultery with wasn’t also brought. He implied that otherwise Jesus would have condemned both of them.

Barber also seems to imply that Hutcherson should engage in violence against the school authorities. Hutcherson said, “now you’ve got an angry dad”, to which Barber replies, “I don’t blame you and I seem to recall that you played a little football”. [Hutcherson played in the NFL in the 70’s].

All in all, I have to conclude that Hutcherson is either paranoid or not particularly concerned about the accuracy of his statements.

(hat tip to Good-As-You)

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Scott
April 24th, 2008 | LINK

And Exodus Intl. still associates with this man.

a. mcewen
April 24th, 2008 | LINK

I will refrain from the joke about “number two.”

seriously though, the more hutcherson talks, the more it helps us. the man is so consumed by his own ego that it clouds his judgement.

Scott
April 24th, 2008 | LINK

I really feel for his daughter. Can you imagine having a blowhard like that as a father?

For a teenager to have to sit in school (or worse, be forced to protest) and face her friends after that circus must be in sheer hell. That poor girl.

I was mildly embarassed as a 16 year old going shopping with my mom. I can’t imagine having to deal with Ken Hutherson as a father.

Emily K
April 24th, 2008 | LINK

Am I right that teachers expressed concern about having his daughter present at GSA meetings? So she DOES attend them? Does Hutch know his own daughter attends the “sex club?”

Buffy
April 24th, 2008 | LINK

I don’t know what Bible Hutcherson is reading, but the Bible does preach tolerance. Of course it doesn’t have that specific word, which is likely what Hutcherson is latching onto, but it does have numerous verses that relate to it:

* Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
* Matthew 9:10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
* Mark 9:38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.
* Mark 9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
* Luke 9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
* Luke 9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
* 1 Corinthians 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
* 1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, {vaunteth…: or, is not rash}
* Philippians 1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
* Philippians 1:18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
* Philippians 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind.
* James 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, [the Lord] of glory, with respect of persons.
* James 2:2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; {assembly: Gr. synagogue}
* James 2:3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: {in…: or, well, or, seemly}
* James 2:4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
* James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
* James 2:9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

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As to the rest of his ranting, he indeed sounds paranoid.

PSUdain
April 24th, 2008 | LINK

Actually, they should get their biblical scholarship right. “The Woman at the Well” is an entirely different story from the one they’re talking about. And this mistake from from a pastor!

AlexM
April 24th, 2008 | LINK

His missing of bible quotations dealing with tolerance is even worse than the verses Buffy nicely pointed out above. After all, every time you see Him preaching about love, he makes some reference to servent-hood (which is why some translations replace ‘to love’ with ‘to serve’ verbs). Which means that when Jesus reminds his desciples that the greatest commandment was to love one another as you love yourself, he was talking about serving others as you serve yourself. You can’t serve others if you don’t try to see them as they really are. And isn’t that tolerance? But that’s far too in-depth of a bible study for people like Hutcherson to understand.

Joel
April 24th, 2008 | LINK

Buffy… i fail to see tolerance in many of your quotes, or was it ‘copy+paste’? =o

JJ in Chicago
April 25th, 2008 | LINK

Perhaps Hutcherson is off his meds and a little chemically imbalanced in the brain.

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