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19th-Nov-2007 08:05 am

The Reverend Ken Hutcherson, yet another moronic self-appointed spokesperson for God.

"I am your worst nightmare. I am a black man with a righteous cause with a whole host of powerful white people behind me."

So says The Reverend Ken Hutcherson, Pastor in Microsoft 'gay rights' share bid.
A black conservative Christian pastor of an evangelical megachurch has vowed to take over Microsoft by packing it with new shareholders who will vote against the company's policy of championing gay rights.

The Reverend Ken Hutcherson, a former Dallas Cowboys linebacker, heads the Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, home of Microsoft.

He told Microsoft executives at a shareholders' meeting last week that he would be their "worst nightmare" if they continued to defy him.

Antioch Bible Church attracts around 3,500 worshippers for its services and Mr Hutcherson is a powerful figure in the Christian conservative movement.

His church, which emphasises racial diversity and a strict moral code, grew from a bible study class for just 15 people in 1984.

An advocate of a "biblical stance" against divorce and homosexuality, Mr Hutcherson, 55, is asking millions of evangelical activists, as well as Orthodox Jewish and other allies, to buy up Microsoft shares and demand a return to traditional values.

Microsoft, he declares, will be just the first company targeted in an escalation of the culture wars between evangelicals and corporate America.

"There are 256 Fortune 500 companies alone pouring millions upon millions of dollars into pushing the homosexual agenda," he told The Daily Telegraph.

"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."

Mr Hutcherson's office is decorated with the heads of deer, elk and a buffalo – "when I run into animals, I kill them and bring them home and eat them" – as well as invitations to the White House and signed pictures of himself with President George W. Bush.

His ambitious plan signals a new offensive in his two-year battle with Microsoft after it abandoned its neutral stance on gay rights legislation, which he says he helped secretly negotiate before outraged gay employees intervened.

By trying to become a political player in Washington state, he said, the company was trying to impose its sinful ways on others.

"Microsoft stepped out of their four walls into my world so that gives me the right to step out of my world into their world," he said.

"They tried to turn their policy into state policy, making their policy something I had to submit to. And my playbook [the bible] tells me you don't submit to sin."

Microsoft has some 79,000 employees in 102 countries and an annual revenue of more than £25 billion.

Mr Hutcherson said that this made it a Goliath to his David but he insisted that he could call on enough Christian foot soldiers to win.

"I don't care how big Microsoft is," he said. "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."

At the shareholders' meeting, Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, said it was up to shareholders to continue their longstanding support of Microsoft's diversity policy, which includes an internal "affinity employee group" called the Gay and Lesbian Employees At Microsoft (GLEAM).

Mr Hutcherson, who grew up in segregated Alabama and played football to "hurt whites" before he became a Christian, believes homosexuality is a sin rather than a biological phenomenon.

He rejects comparisons between the black civil rights movement and calls for gay rights.

"How many homosexuals have you ever seen had to ride on the back of a bus? I haven't seen one. I know that many blacks have in the past.

"I've never seen an ex-black. Michael Jackson couldn't even achieve that. But I've seen ex-gays. We minister to them every day. We talk to them about how to get out of that sin."


Good As You has more.

Ken Hutcherson speaking to Microsoft
Comments 
19th-Nov-2007 01:16 pm (UTC) - Heh
Microsoft isn't scared; and neither am I.
I'd suggest the Rev take a class in English too.

I'm particularly angered by black Americans that rail against homosexuals, given the history of civil rights in this country.
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19th-Nov-2007 01:28 pm (UTC) - Re: Heh
Yes, and at a certain point, the stupid transcends the race.

Also, check your voicemail and get back to me. ;-)
22nd-Nov-2007 02:32 am (UTC) - the comment that set off a torrent of dormant... "racism"? :-)
Hi angry. I've never been over here although I've seen you on LJ in the past. Very good post! So, thanks for letting me crash the party to rib one of my favorite LJers when it comes to this sort of thing: politics and more... the fiercely contentious telemann (of course, I should talk, being as bad, if not worse!) and to share some thoughts after nubbing telemann.

Rib: Now, Telie! As if black English is not American, or English? Whatchutalkinbout???


Musing: I should note that even though I'm first to condemn many black Americans - or yellow or brown, for that matter - religious or not, with regard to discrimination against gay rights (thus, naturally, in agreement with everyone here) I can't help but sense a remote antagonism toward black America lurking somewhere among these comments which seem to flow so freely, indeed. It's as though finally there is an outlet for a certain resentment other than gay rights. Am I wrong?

We are angry at the Christian Right and express outselves profusely. And we're right to do so. But I never hear the race factor brought up in our angry words. We never hear: "O, that white supremacist bigot queer basher"? No. Just simply: "O, that hateful queer basher!"

My point is that even if there is a lot of truth in our frustration, I wonder if it's wise to throw up the race card at the risk of throwing the topic at hand out of focus: Discrimination in America against GAYS. Because, when it comes to morality-based hate, America no longer sees color. Just hate. It is, after all, a righteous country.

I applaud this post. It is valid. But, let us focus on discrimination against GAYS - period. No matter what the color of that discrimination. Because, in the end, that detail is irrelevant. For, some jews are as homophobic as their arab, hispanic, asian, black or white counterparts. Are we going to take up the issue with them from a jewish standpoint, or from that of social justice?

Thanks angry for letting me crash the party and share my 2 cents.

Il parait bon Le Petit Gateau Enerve! C'est mignon :-)

22nd-Nov-2007 03:04 am (UTC) - Re: the comment that set off a torrent of dormant... "racism"? :-)
I wonder if it's wise to throw up the race card at the risk of throwing the topic at hand out of focus: Discrimination in America against GAYS.

You bet it's wise; and it does NOT take ANY focus away from a discussion about civil rights.

First of all, Mr. Angry Biscuit never raised this point (or at least that's not how I read his post.) I did. There are Black Americans that DO dismiss gay rights being anything remotely connected to their cause for equality: e.g. as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell poo-pooed gay civil rights; and dismissed any comparisons 1960s civil rights movement. Mr. Powell also concluded that gay Americans had no legitimate justification for serving in the United States military. Pointing the hypocrisy of such statements is NOT racism. In fact, pretending that such hypocrisy doesn't exist, does more damage.

25th-Nov-2007 02:42 am (UTC) - Re: the comment that set off a torrent of dormant... "racism"? :-)
You're right. You're the one who raised the issue. And since I love you, I thought I'd rib.

I'm not in denial of the fact that a sector of BLack America is homophobic and misogynistic. But, if we're gonna go there, I suggest we scream real loud the word SOME. Like with every other group. That's important in keeping the focus on the discrimination against gays in America while calling specifically on those homophobic african-americans where they live.

Maya Angelou, for example, is not one of them. And, surely, neither was Arthur Ash?

That's all I'm saying. It's nothing to do with hypocrisy, but accuracy --> to preserve credibility. Agreed?

So, I'll remember to call on you when we take on the jews? :-)
25th-Nov-2007 04:15 am (UTC) - Re: the comment that set off a torrent of dormant... "racism"? :-)
Anonymous
That's important in keeping the focus on the discrimination against gays in America while calling specifically on those homophobic african-americans where they live.

You must not have read my opening comment then? Because I never said anything about a whole group:

I'm particularly angered by black Americans that rail against homosexuals.

26th-Nov-2007 06:06 pm (UTC) - Re: the comment that set off a torrent of dormant... "racism"? :-)
Anonymous
Like I said, I was ribbing you. I think we agree on most basics save for some details. But that's why we're gays and not nazis! :-)

Hope you had a good holiday!
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19th-Nov-2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
Perhaps he has some old Commodores to give out, with Freeshare memory upgrades, and they can download Firefox. ;-)
19th-Nov-2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
It's a pump and dump scheme on a massive, retarded, evangelical scale.
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19th-Nov-2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
What caused the government to do that was the heterosexuals suddenly coming down HIV/AIDS

yep

if i remember correctly, straight white america didn't give a sh*t about AIDS until Rock Hudson
19th-Nov-2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
FTW!
19th-Nov-2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
I saw the diff when the basketball playa - a playa in his own right - came down with it. All of a sudden, being straight and promiscuous wasn't as "bad-ass" as folks once thought. And it became downright scary.
19th-Nov-2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
I'm no fan of ACT UP (there were better ways of getting attention and keeping it - though the did reclaim the Stonewall spirit, I'll give them that), because as Justin states they did set us back in many ways - but I definitely think you're on to something here! BY g_e_o_r_g_e, I THINK I'M INSPIRED!!

Edited at 2007-11-19 01:51 pm (UTC)
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19th-Nov-2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
Fair enough, as long as the desperate measures don't amount to aiming the enemy in your crosshairs and then turning the gun around and shooting yourself in the face.

OOH!! OOOOOH! What about "REACT UP"?
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19th-Nov-2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
We could argue all day about the communicative value of "screaming in people's face"...

i don't think you HAVE to argue
just answer one simple question which would then lead to an examination of the response...

if a "compassionate" christian conservative started all up in your grill about gay this gay that you're going to hell blah blah whatever, what would your reaction be?

at the very least i'm sure you'd think they were a COMPLETE idiot
at most you'd probably want to pummel them until they didn't exist anymore
but in general i'm guessing you would think something along the lines of "this guy is a total psycho and if he's talking about [insert thing here] then i'm certainly not going to have much if ANYTHING to do with [insert thing here]"
i think that's a normal reaction
i think that's how most gay folks react to the zealots

now, i don't want to put words in xtex's mouth, but what i'm getting from his response is:
what's the difference between some fundie yahoo yelling at you vs. the Act-Up kids yelling at the fundies?
they would accomplish nothing by screaming at you, except pissing you off perhaps
so how can you think you would accomplish anything by screaming at them, except pissing them off perhaps?

just take the southern approach...
like: "you are just one stupid ass misguided self hating closet case style fundie, aren't you, bless your heart"


*and btw: when i say "you" i obviously don't mean YOU you, just the generic "you"*
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19th-Nov-2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
I think we should demand that churches that use their pulpits and organizations to promote ANY policy - including anything anti-gay - have their tax exempt status revoked

*points excitedly*

yesyesyes
i am SO there
*actually, i've been saying that for years*
21st-Nov-2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
uh... screaming and getting in folks' faces was precisely what gandhi and king did, to notable success.

act up taught america that to be a fag was not to be a victim.

did i approve of all their actions (if you can make a collective claim about a completely decentralized group)? no. did they do more good than harm? absolutely.
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19th-Nov-2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
So ... tolerance for what you look like that you can't help, but none for what you feel and cannot help, is that about the size of it?

Well, you have to admit it fits the conservative movement - appearances over substance.
19th-Nov-2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
yea - he told me all about this last week - when i was sucking his dick.
19th-Nov-2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
i love this quote in the article:

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

*eyes wide open in the "you gotta be f*ckin KIDDING me" position*

So America was basically started with a tea party.
NEVER MIND the fact that America was "basically started" by nearly killing off one group of people (i.e. native americans) and by IMPORTING another group to be slaves (yep, that'd be the black folks)
And if i remember correctly, the "pilgrims" came to "America" because they wanted the freedom to worship as they chose. And now, YOU can worship as they chose or get the f*ck out evidently.

and it's certainly news to me that David (of David and Goliath fame) was a homophobe who believed in the same cause that this Ken dummy does.

I'm sorry, but i don't really understand how black people can be christians (as the bible was used to justify slavery), i don't understand how women can be christians (since women are bigger enemies that the egyptians and romans combined) and i CERTAINLY can't understand how gay folks can be christians.


oh, and slight tangent...
i find it interesting (since we're talking mainly about crazy black christians) that the first slave ship was named Jesus.
hmmmm.....
19th-Nov-2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
I love you. Like big, booming love you.
22nd-Nov-2007 01:29 am (UTC)
i find it interesting (since we're talking mainly about crazy black christians) that the first slave ship was named Jesus.
hmmmm.....
- O, you made that up! :-)
22nd-Nov-2007 02:53 am (UTC)
oh but no
25th-Nov-2007 02:46 am (UTC)
well, learned something new and useful then. Thanks!
19th-Nov-2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
i can't find an email address for him

i want to blast him out (in a very polite way of course) help him address some issues but i can't email him

that makes me sad
19th-Nov-2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
If Jesus heard this turdmouth talk, he'd hang himself all over again.

Is this the message of Christ? I must have missed that message. That must have been the sermon during Crack Smoking Saturdays.

Ken Hutcherson's "cause" is about as righteous as Adolf's plan of ethnic cleansing.
20th-Nov-2007 01:09 am (UTC)
That man is a giant, throbbing, pustule-encrusted prolapsed colon-like example of 'Nigga, please'. Let's hit rewind to around the time that Hutcherson was born and see what would have happened to him had he gotten so publicly uppity in that era. Yeah, I thought so.

He is one of those classy individuals who wants to keep his lock on that oppressed, victim mentality.
20th-Nov-2007 02:23 am (UTC)
This m*therf*cker is a nut job.....

I am one of your worst night mares?

I AM A BLACKMAN WITH A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE AND WHOLE HOST OF POWERFUL WHITE PEOPLE BEHIND ME....

45 years ago, those powerful people behind you would have had a noose!
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