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11/16/2007

Ken still not acting like a doll

by Jeremy Hooper

PhotoWashington's Ken Hutcherson simply wears us out. His gay antipathy is just so aggressive and his ignorance about LGBT people so grand, that his queer-unfriendly campaigns rub us in ways more wrongly than that idiot we once knew who thought he was supposed to rub a "lamb" in order to conjure up a genie.

Hutcherson's latest? Well, he's going after Microsoft again. Except this time, instead of working to get them to back off from supporting a progressive gay rights measure, the pastor is vowing to replace the company's shareholders with new ones who share his grand vision of non-acceptance. Basically he is vowing to change the course of the company so that they are no longer supportive of gays in any way. The DailyTelegraph of London quotes Hutcherson as saying of his ambitious plan:

"I consider myself a warrior for Christ. Microsoft don't scare me. I got God with me.

"I told them that you need to work with me or we will put a firestorm on you like you have never seen in you life because I am your worst nightmare. I am a black man with a righteous cause with a whole host of powerful white people behind me."

Scary stuff. He is one of those "loving" Christians who treats his foes like the scrawny kid on the playground. He uses threats and bully-like tactics, and paints himself as someone who is more down with God than any of the rest of us could ever hope to be. He continues:

"I don't care how big Microsoft is," ... "They are nothing but a feather in the wind of God. America basically got started with a tea party and Goliath, if I'm not mistaken, got taken down by David, who believed in the same cause I believe in.

"I'm going to go after the new Goliath with one little rock called a share and I'm going to make them tremble before we get through."

Yes, he is seriously comparing his attempts to turn a gay-friendly company into a hostile one to both the David and Goliath story and the founding of America. Especially annoying considering that the Boston tea party was all about a people protesting the unfair treatment they were being shown, not about a person who has long been fostering that unfair treatment ratcheting up the antipathy to an even higher degree!! And the David and Goliath story involved overcoming adversity, not fostering it!!

You know, we sincerely hope most people see Mr. Hutcherson for the bully that he is, and that his intimidation tactics help open some eyes to the frighteningly intense aggression that the other side often shows to LGBT equality. Because honestly, if his hostile ways are the new face of this nation's "pro-family" movement and are being embraced by the majority of society, then we might have to start rethinking that whole "leaving the house" thing of which we're so fond.

Pastor to take on Microsoft over gay rights
[Telegraph]

**UPDATE: Video of his Microsoft confrontation [G-A-Y]

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Your thoughts

Its interesting he says that David believed in the same cause as he does. Lets not forget that the love between David and Jonathan was "like that between a man and a woman". And when David married Saul's daughter Michal (his first marriage to a daughter of Saul), Saul's comment was that David was becoming his soninlaw for the second time.

Posted by: Steve - Geneva, IL | Nov 16, 2007 11:09:26 AM

"start rethinking that whole "leaving the house" thing of which we're so fond."

With GLBT leaders like apology-seeker Matt Foreman (and the other list of pansies), it could happen.

Posted by: Scott | Nov 16, 2007 11:39:12 AM

Unless he can raise about 160 billion dollars, he's not going to make any waves at Microsoft.

Posted by: Tony P | Nov 16, 2007 12:22:09 PM

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