This is cross-posted from No More Mister Nice Blog.
Right Wing Watch
and Truth Wins Out
report that the minister who officiated at Rush Limbaugh's recent wedding was former NFL player and rabid hatemonger Ken Hutcherson. A quote
from this man of God:
During his sermon, Hutcherson stated, "God hates soft men" and "God hates effeminate men." Hutcherson went on to say, "If I was in a drugstore and some guy opened the door for me, I'd rip his arm off and beat him with the wet end."
Yeah, that's just what Jesus would do.
Among Hutcherson's many anti-gay activities: Leading a walkout of public schools in opposition to the Day Of Silence, attempting a Microsoft shareholder revolt to overturn the company’s protections of gay employees, fighting the Matthew Shepard Act, supporting the "ex-gay movement, and campaigning against Washington state's Referendum 71.
Hutcherson, like Pink Swastika
coauthor Scott Lively, is linked
to the Latvia-based anti-gay hate group Watchmen on the Walls, which may have been involved in a gay-bashing death
in Sacramento in 2007.
Hutcherson may also be America's only African-American white supremacist; last year he stuck up for Limbaugh
by arguing that Limbaugh is the victim of something called "Minority Thought Pattern":
Let's not mince words: the Minority Thought Pattern is the total disdain and hatred of what God has accomplished through the white male throughout history. Coming from an African-American, I know this will shock you.
I am not minimizing the accomplishments of women, African-Americans, immigrants, the religious, or anyone else who is part of America. But the white male was here on Plymouth Rock for God to use, and the Pilgrims had a great belief in that God. The nation built out of their efforts, reflecting their values (most especially their religious values), has become the light of liberty for the world and an obstacle to those power-hungry individuals who hate it....
The Minority Thought Pattern is the fuel for minorities, and especially African-Americans, to attack the very fabric that has given them the greatest opportunity to accomplish anything they so desire....
In 2005, in response to a critical op-ed
by a Seattle rabbi that cited their anti-gay remarks, Hutcherson and Rabbi Daniel Lapin -- yes, that
Rabbi Daniel Lapin, the one who was Jack Abramoff's good buddy
-- joined forces to write "Help! A Jew and a Black Under Attack!"
for WorldNetDaily, in which they compared gay marriage to nuclear waste:
...early in the 20th century, people would seek therapeutic benefit in the tunnels of uranium mines in Montana. This horrifying practice persisted for decades before the dangers of radioactivity were fully understood.
By the time they were understood, it was too late. By then, large numbers of patients had contracted cancers, become diseased and had died. By the time the perils of homosexual marriage become obvious, it might well be too late. That is our belief ...
Lapin was apparently untroubled by the fact that Hutcherson believes the Jews killed Christ, as he explained in this 2005 interview
when asked about the just-released film The Passion of the Christ:
I think it's going to be controversial to the whole view of the Jewish nation. The truth is that they did push to have Christ crucified. That's just plain truth... that's Biblical truth.
Sweet guy. Seems like a perfect choice for Limbaugh.