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Pastor Ken Hutcherson Says Washington Governor 'Trying to Put a Bullet in the Head' of Marriage: VIDEO


Comparing her to Abraham Lincoln's assassin, pastor Ken Hutcherson, who was recently appointed to lead the charge against Washington state's marriage equality bill, used graphic and violent terms to frame Governor Chris Gregoire's decision to pursue equality there.

"She might as well change her name to John Wilkes Booth because what she’s doing now is trying to put a bullet in the head of one of the greatest traditions that has ever existed and has built our society, and that is marriage between one man and one woman."



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  1. It's true! Legalizing same-sex marriage will cause opposite-sex marriage to disappear completely. Just like how women getting the right to vote caused men to stop voting completely, and how blacks getting the right to sit at lunch counters caused whites to stop eating lunch.

    Posted by: Matt in PDX | Jan 23, 2012 12:56:27 PM

  2. That's not where I’d like to put the bullet!

    Posted by: Equality Will Prevail | Jan 23, 2012 12:59:12 PM

  3. every time a gay couple marries a straight bigoted couple somewhere gets shot dead.

    more incentive for gays to marry.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jan 23, 2012 1:19:19 PM

  4. This pastor needs to be put out to pasture.
    These are our "HOLY" men in 2012?
    What a pathetic excuse for a man of GAWD!
    Tax the church! Tax the Church! Tax the Church!

    Posted by: SFshawn | Jan 23, 2012 1:25:08 PM

  5. If this buffoon is heading up the anti marriage charge, than equality in WA is going to be perfectly safe. Extreme rhetoric like this might work in Florida, Texas, etc, but it's never resonated here in the Northwest.

    Keep on bleating, you rapidly deflating gasbag.

    Posted by: Dan | Jan 23, 2012 1:26:22 PM

  6. Nice ear ring, Ken. Nothing says "Pastor" like a man with some bling.

    Posted by: Artie | Jan 23, 2012 1:54:19 PM

    You forgot to print his full name:

    Pastor Ken "I'm a Down Low closet case and I hate myself, so I project that hatred onto others, unlike what Jesus would do" Hutcherson.

    Posted by: Strepsi | Jan 23, 2012 2:00:19 PM

  8. John Wilkes Booth tried to put a bullet in the head of slavery, instead he just killed a man. Maybe Gregoire's hypothetical bullet will kill this man; let's pray on it.

    Posted by: uoftexex | Jan 23, 2012 2:04:27 PM

  9. Using the "N" word, or the "F" word is considered politically incorrect, but sometimes, as an apt descriptor, the most unsavory words best describe the most unsavory of people.

    It is not only gays getting married that this awful man hopes to prohibit. He also teaches his congregation that people should be able to fire gays for their orientation, or be hired, in the first place, that a landlord should be able to evict a tenant on the basis of their homosexuality, or refuse to rent to them, and he thinks gays should be denied health insurance.

    I try not to waist one second in my day thinking about this hateful lunatic, because much more troubling things, than the N" word springs from my mouth when I do.

    Posted by: Ricco | Jan 23, 2012 2:07:04 PM

  10. I agree with the Pastor. We have to get back many traditions of the Church that have been abolished. The traditions of "Burning At The Stake" for plasphemy (sp); "Breaking Legs and Arms on The Rack" for believing that the planet goes around the Sun; All of the "SINS" of Leviticus that warrant Death as the punishment. (Including "Putting aside" a wife to marry another woman.) (Be careful, politicians running for Office.)

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Jan 23, 2012 2:36:00 PM

  11. Come on, people. The real reason these pastors are against Gay Marriage is that most Gays will not produce children to be raised to go to Church and PUT MONEY IN A COLLECTION BASKET every Sunday so the Pastor does not have to get a productive job to feed himself.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Jan 23, 2012 2:44:07 PM

  12. As someone who actually gets out of the Ghetto and spends time with the majority of faith leaders who support LGBT rights, who see Marriage rights as intrinsic to our humanity. I know a lot of you are deeply wounded by the vocal idiocy of folks like this (both in the press and in your own families and upbringings) but do me a favor: stop assuming all faith leaders (or those of faith) are against you. These guys are the minority. So stop lumping all of them together.

    It would be like saying: All gay folks are promiscuous drug addicted disco dancing effeminate pansies.

    Please, recognize that these folks are the last dying gasp of hatred. They're like a cornered snake. Striking out, and making a lot of noise.

    Posted by: Seriously?Y | Jan 23, 2012 2:51:43 PM

  13. Follow the money...

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Jan 23, 2012 3:17:05 PM

  14. Except no one is attacking all religions in this thread - we are attacking this man and his congregation.

    "Please, recognize that these folks are the last dying gasp of hatred"

    You need to realize that these people are by far much more cohesive and skillful in their craft than their "unitarian" counterparts. Not only are they more numerous, but they also know how to push their bigotry.

    It's easy to say that "you are exaggerating, guys" when you are not part of a group that is stigmatized every single day by religions. Of course many of us are going to harbor (not "wounded" as you condescendingly said) disdain towards it as a whole.

    Posted by: Stuart | Jan 23, 2012 3:24:20 PM

  15. @Seriously?Y: BEAUTIFULLY SAID. I especially like the snake analogy (which I just realized has yet another level to it because snakes also have a connotation of evil, in English at least).

    Posted by: redball | Jan 23, 2012 4:04:45 PM

  16. Keep it up Hutcherson. Your hate speech doesn't fly in Washington anymore. You are only helping to pass the measure. There will be a day when this evil man has to move to a more hateful state. And I will say good riddance to a horrible man. Although i wouldn't wish him on any state.

    Posted by: Markus | Jan 23, 2012 4:26:47 PM

  17. OK - Asshat. IF Marriage is such a sacred institution, why is YOUR race so loath to commit to it? I mean baby daddies and baby mamas all OVER the place - and nobody but US, the taxpayers - need i remind you both GAY and straight - to pay to take care of them. Want to save marriage? Want to preserve the sanctity of this holy union? Want to save families and children? Than shut your piehole and work within YOUR community to outlaw divorce, to outlaw spousal abuse and to outlaw deadbeat parents. I think you jumped in this race, because now, its YOUR turn as the oppressed to be the oppressor. Clean up your own back yard before you start telling me how to clean up mine.

    Posted by: pdxblueyes | Jan 23, 2012 6:13:16 PM

  18. For those of you who are getting the Rob McKenna for Governor ad (I suspect only WA IP addresses), please be sure to click the ad: support Andy by spending this anti-marriage bigot's campaign money.

    Posted by: David R. | Jan 23, 2012 6:44:52 PM

  19. Interesting, if not completely backwards, analogy coming from a black man. JWB put a bullet in the head of the man who changed the tradition and practice of slavery, not the one trying to preserve it. By his reasoning, he himself is like John Wilkes Boothe, trying to put a bullet in the head of those who would change a tradition which, like slavery, holds that one group of people is less than those of the majority.

    Posted by: Kenneth | Jan 23, 2012 8:11:15 PM

  20. hutcherson is against freedom.

    Posted by: andnowwhat | Jan 23, 2012 11:57:43 PM

  21. Pastor Ken I think your testimonies have been the VERY BEST testimonies given against the same sex marriage bill HB2516! Thank You for stepping out front on this issue for GOD and the Body of Christ! Thank You.

    Posted by: Rev Cheryl Wallace | Jan 24, 2012 9:25:57 AM

  22. Sorry Rev. Cheryl but God called Pastor Ken - guess he got sick of Kenny spreading so much hate in His name.

    Posted by: ThomT | Dec 20, 2013 3:13:17 PM

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