Anti-Gay Washington Pastor Ken Hutcherson Doubles Down on NOM Racism Accusations

Anti-Gay Washington Pastor Ken Hutcherson last week suggested NOM and its prominent allies are racist and excluded him from the fight against marriage equality in Washington state.


HutchersonSaid Hutcherson to the Christian Post: "When I knew my involvement was going to generate controversy, I offered to step back and suggested others who were on the front lines do so as well for the sake of unity. They refused, leaving me as the odd man out. If you look at them, they were all the same color with the same moderate views. It just didn't make sense why they would not include a person of color who was willing to fight."

Hutcherson expanded on those allegations in an interview yesterday with Sirius radio host Michelangelo Signorile:

Hutcherson, a former Seattle Seahawks linebacker who has been the leading voice for evangelicals and against gay marriage in Washington, said that NOM sidelined him, and, when asked it if was because of racial bias, he replied, “You want a percentage between 1 and 100? About 90 percent.” He believes NOM's leaders, Brian Brown and Maggie Gallagher, saw him as too extreme. “We had some of the national organizations come in here and they wanted to do it their way,” he explained. "They wanted to choose their leadership. And because of that we had a very big division of unity in the state brought on the national organizations, and we never recovered from that.”

Comments

  1. Paul R says

    Wow, what a massive shock to hear that a wonderful group like NOM would hate more than one group of people. And I really pity a minority member who hates another minority.

    What an idiot. Has he looked around Washington? They didn’t want him because the state is quite white.

  2. Gigi says

    I found it disturbing that Signorile didn’t challenge the “ex-gay” Hutcherson on any of his hateful, homophobic rhetoric.

    As a side note, I love the fact that NOM and Hutcherson have the knives out for each other. In-fighting is fun.

  3. Mary says

    OK, I said this a day or two ago and I’ll repeat it – I smell a rat here. Why would Hutcherson be picking a fight with NOM? And social conservative groups (which are mostly white) love nothing better than than seeing any famous person from a minority group join their cause because it gives them free publiciity and shows that conservatism needn’t be white. NOM and its allies are probably stunned that SSM passed in all 4 states (and was validated in Iowa.) They had been counting on a heating up of the culture wars making black voters more culturally conservative on gay marriage – and instead the opposite is happening. They may feel that minorities will never join socially conservative causes unless their own people lead them. Will Hutcherson and other African-Americans form a rival group who will accuse the (white-run) NOM of being too “moderate” in the hope of attracting black support in the red states? That’s the feeling I’m getting.

    This is all about strategy. Being accused of racism is never pleasant for anyone. But the anti-gay forces may have planned to swallow this bitter pill for the good of “the cause.” The Romney defeat is causing a lot of desperation on the right.

  4. Sargon Bighorn says

    Brown and Gallagher believe in “Natural” leadership, that means White people only. Just like “natural” marriage means str8 people only. Discrimination sucks don’t it Rev.

  5. says

    Well thank you Ken Hutcherson for complaining about how you didn’t get a chance to marginalize people like me in Washington. I’ll get right on that.

    What the hell did he expect? These are people who marginalize others, did he thing he was immune?

  6. Caliban says

    Ah, I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning!

    NOM brought Hutcherson into their fold as part of their plan to sow racial division between the black and gay communities. (Completely ignoring the existence of black gays, apparently.) Now he’s accusing THEM of being racist, thus sowing discord between NOM and the black community.

    DELICIOUS!

  7. says

    ten bucks says this hack has adopted this stance in life to make up for all the times he tried to instigate games of Grab-@ss with his teammates and they shot him down with a look of “Gurl, why you always wanting to play that?”

  8. BETTY says

    The irony that he is hurt and feels NOM is discriminating against HIM. He’s got some nerve! Get in line buddy, we’ve been the target of their bigotry for years. Nobody feels sorry for you at all. Boo hoo.

  9. Aulton says

    As expected, the religious continue to devour themselves from within. As hilarious as this infighting is, one does have to point out that any accusations of racism coming from this cretin ring hollow, as he brags about being the reason black and white people “don’t get along”, and playing football for the sole reason of being able to hurt white people legally. That doesn’t make the failed attempt at driving a wedge between blacks and gays a myth, but rather points out just how hypocritical the religious are.

  10. andrew says

    Who cares what this bible believer thinks? The bible is the root cause of much hatred in the world. And those who like to quote the warm and fuzzy sayings in the bible and ignore the many horrors and vile teachings are nothing but enablers.

  11. GregV says

    @Kissyfur: I don’t know if you are one of the NOM plants who come here to flame gay comment boards with divisive comments. But no, in fact, there is ample evidence that gay men and gay people in general are not “just as racist” as Hutcherson or NOM are.
    Gay people have always been over-represented in the fight for civil rights for ALL people. And US government statistics show same-sex-couple households are quadruple as racially integrated as mixed-sex-couple households.

  12. GregV says

    @Kissyfur: I don’t know if you are one of the NOM plants who come here to flame gay comment boards with divisive comments. But no, in fact, there is ample evidence that gay men and gay people in general are not “just as racist” as Hutcherson or NOM are.
    Gay people have always been over-represented in the fight for civil rights for ALL people. And US government statistics show same-sex-couple households are quadruple as racially integrated as mixed-sex-couple households.

  13. MaddM@ says

    I am shocked- SHOCKED- that an organization of concerned citizens such as NOM who are just fighting to preserve marriage and families would be discriminatory and act like a bunch of bigots. SHOCKED

    let me shed one tiny tear

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