Ken Hutcherson might be taking the lyrics to Onward Christians Soldiers a little too seriously…..
WASHINGTON (BP)--Seattle pastor Ken Hutcherson has a vision: one million Christians marching on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in support of the traditional definition of marriage.
He hopes to see that accomplished Friday, Oct. 15, when a rally -- "Mayday for Marriage" -- will take place in the nation's capital. James Dobson, Tony Perkins, Chuck Colson and Richard Land are among the pro-family leaders scheduled to speak.
Hutcherson, pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Seattle and a former pro football player, hopes the event serves to unify Christians in the legal and political battle against same-sex "marriage." He also hopes it will serve as a wakeup call for the nation.
"The rally is just for one thing -- it is to bring the church together, to allow us to know that we are in this fight together as a church," Hutcherson told Baptist Press. "And we want the politicians to know, 'Don't mess with God's people.' We have been pushed against the wall far enough, and when you start trying to change the definition of marriage, you are completely pulling the whole foundation of America out from under us."
Don’t mess with God’s people? We have been pushed against the wall far enough?
Is Hutcherson planning on calling for a Christian jihad?
How does he intend to “unify Christians” when he uses such divisive language meant to obviously malign all those who disagree with his take on Scripture? Why is his position (or James Dobson, Tony Perkins, Chuck Colson and Richard Land’s position) on homosexuality (the same one taken by Islamic fundamentalists) the only right position? You have to take a very narrow view of God and Biblical interpretation to come to his conclusions and that is just what he does:
The Bible teaches in the Old and the New Testaments that homosexuality is wrong; there is no place where homosexuality is ever talked about in a positive light. Leviticus 18:22 says that homosexuality is an abomination to God. Genesis 19 tells the story of Sodom and why God destroyed the city for the sin of homosexuality. In the New Testament, Romans 1:24-28, among other verses, says it is unnatural when a woman wants to lie with another woman and when a man wants to lie with another man.
Do we believe that the Bible is the word of God, or not?
Ken, Christians believe the Bible is the Word of God. Some of us just think you’ve misunderstood it.
Read Homosexuality and the Bible for more.