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Hutcherson Brags About Disrupting School

Timothy Kincaid

April 29th, 2008

On his church’s website today Rev. Ken Hutcherson posted the following:

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Praise for the Day of Silence outcome! Whether they blame me or credit me, the fact of the matter is over 600 students, almost half the student body at Mt. Si were kept home by their parents on the Day of Silence. The school officials must realize they have some very unhappy parents.

Last night I met with the NAACP. Please pray for wisdom for them as they discuss what their move will be in response to the Mt. Si MLK Day debacle.

Please pray for me as I travel to Southern California today and as I return home on Saturday.

Pastor Hutch

Like most braggarts, Hutch assumes that his actions are larger than they are.

Though he says students were “kept home by their parents”, even the most casual observer knows that many of these students just stayed away because it was a spring Friday and they could get away with treating it like a holiday.

And assuming that those who stayed away from Rev. Hutcherson’s bullhorned abuse are actually supporters of his message is downright delusional. Only 100 people turned up for his protest and there’s no indication that any of them were students.

But I do agree that there are undoubtedly unhappy parents of Mount Si students. I’m sure quite a few wish that Rev. Ken Hutcherson had decided to take his ministry to some other part of the country and left their school alone.



April 29th, 2008 | LINK

It would be interesting to know what the local NAACP’s position is on Mr. Hutcherson’s actions. I was under the general impression that the NAACP is supportive of gay rights and would probably be supportive the Day of Silence.

John Burke

Zachary Peters
April 30th, 2008 | LINK

Wasn’t it 495 students stayed home that day?

L. Junius Brutus
April 30th, 2008 | LINK

Anti-gay bigots are so vile and dishonest, that you can’t take anything they say at face value. When they say that it’s about X, you can be pretty sure that it’s not about X. It never was about disruption.

We need to make sure that everyone understands how these people are. People who casually follow the news might believe their excuses for opposing. They need to be exposed.

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