Wash. churches cast aside

Thursday, November 8, 2012
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A spiritual leader in Washington state is weighing in on the election results concerning homosexual "marriage."

Ken, Hutcherson (Antioch Bible Church)Dr. Kenneth Hutcherson pastors Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, Washington, and tells OneNewsNow churches were energized over the issue and were instrumental in getting the issue on the ballot to overturn a bill passed by lawmakers that legalized homosexual marriage. But that energy was disrupted.

"We had the National Organization for Marriage, we had Focus on the Family and the Family Policy Institute basically say that many of us who were leaders out here were too controversial," Hutcherson accounts. "They did not want me involved basically in the top leadership, so I took a back seat and let them run with it. And that really hurt our unity out here."

He also reports that more time was spent trying to gain favor of moderates than evangelicals using fluffy language rather than the bold truth.

"I am praying that we really get in the face of the Church, really get in the face of the conservative leaders," the pastor offers. "We have major churches out here that did not stand up, did not even raise a finger to defeat this whole thing on same-sex marriage -- and that is just an abomination to God."

He contends if they had taken a stand against homosexual marriage, the results would have been different. But Hutcherson asserts that he will continue to stand on righteousness, leading the way he has led and "let the chips fall where they may."

Earlier this year, the Antioch Bible Church pastor came out to take back the real meaning of the term "gay" and reclaim the rainbow's biblical significance as a reminder of God's promise regarding the destruction of the world (Genesis 9:12-13).

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

How will LGBT supporters respond to the Johns Hopkins study? (Choose all that apply)

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  At least 38 dead as strong earth quake rocks central Italy
Lawmakers demand information on EpiPen price increase
FBI investigates attack; suspect shouted 'Allahu akbar'
Foundation donors who met, talked with Clinton
Latest: Trump pays tribute to border patrol agents
  Qatari state fund buys stake in NY's Empire State Building

LATEST FROM THE WEB

State university offers 'Stop White People' training
Md. school district: Don’t tell parents if transgender males bunk with daughters
Shocked by segregation
Report: 30k illegal immigrants came from countries of terrorist concern
Hillary's state-sponsored graft racket exposed

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Retraction missing from apology

Two and a Half Men co-star Angus T. Jones has been in the media spotlight the past few days for his negative comments about the TV program. Though he has apologized for his comments, an analyst points out that he did not recant his proclamation about the show's crude content.