According to his byline, Dr. Kenneth L. Hutcherson is the senior pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Wash. He is also a former NFL linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks. (With all the money Hutcherson most likely made as a NFL linebacker, you'd think he'd be plenty "gay" already). However, in a recent editorial in World Net Daily, both pastors are seeking to reclaim the word "gay" from the LGBT community, and they also manage to get a shot in at Dan Savage, who earlier last week said at a student journalism conference that students should "ignore the bullshit about gay people in the Bible."
For some reason, Christians aren’t allowed to be gay. We’re seen as angry, oppressive malcontents who look like they’ve been baptized in vinegar. We’re often caricatured as plastic phonies who are willfully naïve, or miserable misfits who aren’t happy unless they’re unhappy. But from our perspective, certain individuals in another community seem like they’re the unhappy ones who are overtly hostile to anyone who disagrees with them.
For instance, Dan Savage claims to be gay. But he’s not. He’s just a vapid agitator who happens to be homosexual. His subcutaneous vitriol recently burst out at some high-school students when he saw they didn’t support his view of the Bible. And despite the obligatory apology he gave for his tirade, Savage’s hostility is what those teens will remember. Nice going, Mr. Tolerance. Now, we ask you, does Savage sound gay? Of course not.
Hutcherson and Hansen then extend an invitation to Dan Savage to help him be gay again (and, the implication is, straight, too). The pastors claim that the loss of the word "gay" (meaning happy) is a subversive change in language that has made Christians appear to be intolerant when in fact, according to the pastors, "love" (which has undergone a subversive change by implication)used to mean that you could tell someone "the truth" about their "destructive" lifestyle, because you "cared so deeply" for them.
Oh, and just so you know–Hutcherson and Hansen are taking the rainbow back too. For God, of course.