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