Friday, July 03, 2009

Ken Hutcherson's Take on Obama's Speech

"'No truth' in Obama's speech before homosexuals
Jim Brown - OneNewsNow - 7/1/2009 7:20:00 AM

"A black evangelical Christian pastor and former NFL linebacker says there was "absolutely no truth in anything" President Obama said in his speech to homosexuals in the East Room of the White House Monday.

"President Obama promised LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) supporters Monday at a White House "gay pride" celebration that he "will continue to be an ally and a champion" for their agenda, once again vowing he will repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. (Related article: Obama White House not appealing transgender ruling) Ken Hutcherson, senior pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Washington state, says it is "a shame" that the president is 'supporting what destroys the family.'

"'There's absolutely no truth in anything he said, from beginning to the end,' says Pastor Hutcherson. 'There is no such thing as [a] biblical stance for homosexuality, if you use the Bible. If you want to use any other denomination, feel free -- but where I stand is...biblical; it is marriage between one man [and] one woman, and that is the relationship, heterosexual, that is ordained, blessed, and called by God.'

"In his talk, Obama acknowledged that many Americans still disapprove of homosexuality. 'There are still fellow citizens, perhaps neighbors or even family members and loved ones, who still hold fast to worn arguments and old attitudes,' he stated. (See related article) Hutcherson says those comments demonstrate the president has contempt for more than just conservative Christians.

"'I think this president has a disdain for anyone who disagrees with anything about him -- don't just limit it to Christians and conservatives,' he remarks. 'Brother, this man doesn't like anyone who doesn't think he's the smartest man in the world.'

"Hutcherson says until conservative Christians make their small voice a dominating one, there is nothing that will stop President Obama from pushing for the legalization of same-sex 'marriage.'"

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