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).

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