Pastor Ken knew that playing nice was no way to defeat Ref. 74, and now he gets to rub wussy evangelicals faces in it. From OneNewsNow:
[B]efore the 2012 presidential election, Hutcherson allowed new teammates...to take the lead in the charge to oppose Referendum 74.....the co-founder of Antioch Bible Church soon found out that they weren't operating out of the same playbook.
"Their intention was to be moderate, non-controversial," Hutcherson told OneNewsNow in an exclusive interview, pointing out that the National Organization for Marriage, Focus on the Family and Family Policy Institute's unbiblical strategy was a severe departure from the state's churches' aggressive campaign to stop same-sex marriage using the weight of family values and Scripture. He notes that the groups essentially told him and other local Christian leaders' that their message on marriage and social issues was too offensive.
"They did not want me involved basically in the top leadership, so I took a back seat and let them run with it," Hutcherson shared.
Hutch's final verdict:
"Until national pro-family organizations start acting more biblical and God-fearing...we will not win any more elections."
In lieu of supplying my own joke, I'll defer to the superior preexisting crack from OneNewsNow commenter Emelye Waldherr:
Indeed! The right wing evangelicals and other social conservatives should raise the volume and stridency of their attacks against the minorities they disapprove of. Look to the Family Research Council, Traditional Values Coalition, American Family Association (particularly Bryan Fischer) and other groups like them for a model you can follow to victory.
Keep fighting, Hutch!