SNotW: Anti-gay church vows to take control of Microsoft

An evangelical Christian pastor has vowed to take over Microsoft, one of the world's largest companies by packing it with shareholders who will vote against their policy of advocating gay rights. The Reverend Ken Hutcherson, a former Dallas Cowboys player is the self proclaimed head of the Antioch Bible Church, based in Redmond, the home of Microsoft's headquarters. Microsoft has a strong diversity policy and LGBT staff enjoy a well-funded employee group. Mr Hutcherson told a shareholders' meeting that he would be the company's "worst nightmare", threatening that he has the support of not only the 3,500 members of his church, but perhaps also millions of evangelical Christians and orthodox Jews.

"There are 256 Fortune 500 companies alone pouring millions upon millions of dollars into pushing the homosexual agenda," he told the Daily Telegraph. "I consider myself a warrior for Christ. Microsoft don't scare me. I got God with me." "I told them that you need to work with me or we will put a fire-storm on you like you have never seen in you life because I am your worst nightmare. I am a black man with a righteous cause with a whole host of powerful white people behind me." Asked why he as a black man grew up during segregation could advocate discrimination, Mr Hutcherson said: "How many homosexuals have you ever seen had to ride on the back of a bus? I haven't seen one. I know that many blacks have in the past.

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unbelievable :mad:
such people like this crazy pastor should not even be allowed to ride on the back of a bus, they should be thrown out and then the bus-driver (esp. if he is gay) should kick in the reverse gear and finish the job .... :P

now a question: any seriousity in this article or can i just ignore it and buy some ms stocks tomorrow as planned? :worried:

This outburst is his way of saying, I wish I could get some of Microsoft's Billions, but if I can't get it, I will just be jealous and attack them. How original?

I wouldn't be surprised if he is a closeted homosexual just like so many in Washington who speak out against the orientation, Larry Craig and that outed pastor from Colorado and Foley are a few of the hypocrites who come to mind.

from their website:

Antioch is...
» a church for all people, of all cultures, races, backgrounds.

sounds like the pastor has gotten off message...

and it cracks me up to no end when morons use the phrase 'homosexual agenda.' like gays wake up in the morning and plot how they're gonna convert the rest of the world. agenda, my ass.

Antioch is...
» a church for all people, of all cultures, races, backgrounds.
» a church where diversity of worship styles is the norm.
» a church where God's Word, the Bible, is the authority.
» a church where every member is a minister.
» a church which aims to transform the entire community.
» a church where people are first, programs are second, and facilities are third.
» a church in which your preconceived ideas of what a church is all about may be challenged!

Geeze, I wonder where the disclaimer is... I can't find it? Or maybe it is that last point... Who knows?!

I know, it's freaking stupid of these evangelical morons who have nothing to do but hold "masses" where they brainwash people into using God as an excuse to control things. It sickens me that these groups are not shut down so that we will not have people drawn into their clan of freaks. And they are the ones talking about gays' agenda....Please.....A church should be a place where anyone can enter and be welcomed and greeted and allowed to choose their on faith, not something that is forced upon people. Get a frigging life, evangelical a-holes!

shmengie said,
from their website:

sounds like the pastor has gotten off message...

and it cracks me up to no end when morons use the phrase 'homosexual agenda.' like gays wake up in the morning and plot how they're gonna convert the rest of the world. agenda, my ass.


Homosexual activists regularly "plot" on how to force people into tolerating their twisted existence because they know, as you and most people know, that despising a homosexual for being a homosexual is a perfectly normal and natural reaction, it is only due to the liberal media by which you are constantly fed lie after lie about homosexuals that you feel the need to "accept" them as being normal.

"Homosexual activists regularly "plot" on how to force people into tolerating their twisted existence because they know, as you and most people know, that despising a homosexual for being a homosexual is a perfectly normal and natural reaction, it is only due to the liberal media by which you are constantly fed lie after lie about homosexuals that you feel the need to "accept" them as being normal."

Rightttt... Yes, I wake up every morning praying for God to convert a homosexual to the upright Christian way. We used to believe in a good public hanging but we are more godly now. If God and his son Jesus can not protect us however, my community has a backup plan. In case of emergency, I or one of my fellow brothers who has been trained in the art of the gay radar will run up and down the streets screaming the gays are coming, the gays are coming, Jesus help us the gays are coming. Afterwards, I will go home to my girlfriend and watch manly sports like football and soccer, which come to think of it are a bit, well... queer.

On the off chance that your comment was being serious... well frankly I am not sure what to say. Education? Oh, wait that might to a liberal place too (huh, well you can always wait for the rapture).

I'm sure if you could ask God what "normal" is he wouldn't say "despising homosexuals".

But this guy thinks he has all the answers.

Judge not lest ye be judged , Love thy neighbor , turn the other cheek ... are these not all bible statements of toleration I don't ever remember reading in there anything that says persecute anyone that is different from you. So I think this guy needs to grow up and stop being a FUD monger

*stabs poster #32.3 with a large machette*

It's that kind of attitude that is ruining the world. Just like this stupid idiot saying he will take over Microsoft.

With all of the resources at Bill Gates' deposal, he could wipe out these homophobic hate-mongerers from doing anything!

This stupid idiot reverend has no idea about anything beyond his own sense of hate and malice and evil.

Who would want to pray to or worship a homophobic god anyway??

Neo Razgriz said,
*stabs poster #32.3 with a large machette*

It's that kind of attitude that is ruining the world. Just like this stupid idiot saying he will take over Microsoft.

With all of the resources at Bill Gates' deposal, he could wipe out these homophobic hate-mongerers from doing anything!

This stupid idiot reverend has no idea about anything beyond his own sense of hate and malice and evil.

Who would want to pray to or worship a homophobic god anyway??

James Riske spams alt.politics.homosexuality with his homophobic diatribes; when he isn't bashing gays he's hating women and non-Europeans; basically he is a hate monger.

Probably wasn't beaten enough when he was a child.

Wow... This is simply amazing.

"How many homosexuals have you ever seen had to ride on the back of a bus? I haven't seen one. I know that many blacks have in the past."
I choose to respond with a set of questions: How many blacks have you seen turned away from jobs JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK or beaten JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK? Is that not discrimination? Why would someone who grew up in a time of discrimination against people his color ADVOCATE discrimination against others?

I have another quote:
"I want young men and young women who are alive today to know and see that these new privileges and opportunities did not come without somebody suffering and sacrificing for them."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Times have changed, right? That's the response the anti-gay reverend might give, isn't it? Well, the creator of the animated series "The Boondocks" acknowledged that change when he chose to bring Dr. King back to life in his series. He made sure to keep Dr. King's characterization accurate until a certain breaking point. He tried to quiet the commotion, but to no avail. He was left with one choice. He said one thing out of frustration, which I shall not repeat as it is insulting to some, and then broke into a speech. Simply put, what he saw was something that made him feel as though they should be ashamed of themselves, and he made sure that they knew their shame too.

While the show does not provide an accurate portrayal of all blacks, that episode "Return of the King" most definitely provides something to think about.

Right... so decades ago, the whites persecuted the blacks and wrought them to enslavery. They fought for freedom, which they won, and rightfully so, slavery is bad! But now a black evangelical Christian pastor is targeting gays to face the same persecution his people did decades ago? Do we not learn from mistakes, or does this mean that following the bible causes us to repeat them? I'm not religious, and I've nothing against religion. I do find it sickening however that some people feel they need to push their religion on others. Nosey people! If I want to burn in hell, let me!

:P

Sorry but we are not allowed to choose any "style of life". You could say, gay is fine but then you must say that it's ok pedophile (with the consent of the child), necrophile (with the consent of the body), zoophile (whatever) and many many others.. And we don't count about "other" actions such psychosis, lunatics and such.

You have a choose, to accept in some extend the rules of the society or, to depart and living in a far place (Brokeback Mountain ;-) )


Magallanes said,
Sorry but we are not allowed to choose any "style of life". You could say, gay is fine but then you must say that it's ok pedophile (with the consent of the child), necrophile (with the consent of the body), zoophile (whatever) and many many others.. And we don't count about "other" actions such psychosis, lunatics and such.

You have a choose, to accept in some extend the rules of the society or, to depart and living in a far place (Brokeback Mountain ;-) )

huge difference between pedophilia and homosexuality buddy. Even with consent... when you are a child you don't rationalize the same. Thats why there is such thing as 18+ etc. You can never compare a child's brain with a full grown adult brain, therefore pedophilia and homosexuality cannot be put under the same category.

Or instead of Brokeback Mountain, you could move to Canada where we are mature enough to accept same-sex marriage as a non-issue.

I'm sure all those 256 Fortune 500 companies are really shaking in their boots and willing to listen to some ebonics-speaking washed-up football player. I'd love to see this guy get dispatched by a mob of gays with pitchforks and torches.

Self-proclaimed head of his own deviating church? Well that says it all then. Making up HIS own rules and twisting them to say they are God's rules. In my opinion, he is a heritical cult leader trying to use a christian church for his own evil hate-mongering actions.

Of course, this doesn't excuse christianity either. It's a violent homophobic religion that has tried to squash everyone and everything that ever rose up against it since the time of...Christ? or Constantine? Not the Keanu Reeves guy, I think there was an actual king named that once. In any case, movies like the Da Vinci Code have shown a very plausable truth. Religion, especially christianity and islaam, but except buddhism, is not to be trusted anymore.

This is the modern era. Let us be unrestricted by the archaic tales and stupid rules of the older times.

EDIT: I just noticed too. That question asked at the end - he so obviously dodged it. It's just a stupid evasive attempt to justify his own malicious actions.

This ALMOST sounds like the tale over Lucifer trying to go for God' throne. And supposedly, he lost. Hopefully the same thing will happen to this ********ed heritical pastor!

Neo Razgriz said,
Self-proclaimed head of his own deviating church? Well that says it all then. Making up HIS own rules and twisting them to say they are God's rules. In my opinion, he is a heritical cult leader trying to use a christian church for his own evil hate-mongering actions.

Of course, this doesn't excuse christianity either. It's a violent homophobic religion that has tried to squash everyone and everything that ever rose up against it since the time of...Christ? or Constantine? Not the Keanu Reeves guy, I think there was an actual king named that once. In any case, movies like the Da Vinci Code have shown a very plausable truth. Religion, especially christianity and islaam, but except buddhism, is not to be trusted anymore.

This is the modern era. Let us be unrestricted by the archaic tales and stupid rules of the older times.

EDIT: I just noticed too. That question asked at the end - he so obviously dodged it. It's just a stupid evasive attempt to justify his own malicious actions.

This ALMOST sounds like the tale over Lucifer trying to go for God' throne. And supposedly, he lost. Hopefully the same thing will happen to this ********ed heritical pastor!

I agree... but I think he is doing this mainly to get his 15 mins of fame... his stupid plan wont work. Most of what he said was stupid but I love the comment of David and Goliath. He got it all wrong didnt he?. Gays, which are the minority are trying to be eliminated by most Christian churches and other religions. So he got it all wrong.

LOL...religious dogma debate.
Seriously, the best way to combat these fanatics is to ignore them. Once they realize no one is paying attention to their crusade and it is meaningless to others, they have little to nothing to stand upon. But by all means, please continue the tirade. It is very entertaining.

Also, to the Christians that support this guy....you might wanna try exposing yourself to the works of Terence Mckenna, the research of Jordan Maxwell, and the Nag Hammadi Library. These might give you a clue into the actual origins of your religion, who Jesus may have been (or may NOT have been, for that matter) as well as how it's teachings have been twisted by those that seek political power.

Just saying...

If Microsoft doesn't scare him then why is he wasting his time trying to force his agenda on them?

First of all, the "homosexual agenda" is something anti-gay people invented to add fuel to their own fire.

Secondly, it is well-known that people who are really insecure in their own sexuality will lash out against others in this way.

But what this really comes down to is, it's really time to erase hate from our society. Not just against homosexuals, but any form of hate. Hate only stops a multi-cultural society from flourishing. The right to freedom of thought, speech, and opinion should not be abused to the point where it harasses or promotes hatred toward anyone.

The last thing Jesus would ever want, in my opinion, is to see man promote hatred. Any religious leader who thinks he can bully a company to bend to his agenda is not only foolish but certainly has his own issues to deal with. There are simply too many religions and Biblical interpretations for any one person to say definitively what is sinful and what is not. If you think you have all the answers then you have simply closed off your mind to any other ideas.

Time is precious. Why not use it to better society than promote your own idea of what is sinful and what is not? After all, God gave us all free will and no matter how you choose to worship or how you choose to interpret the Bible, we are all able to determine our own sense of right and wrong.

Being that there are lots of devoted gay Christians in the world today it makes no sense to say that this is a "righteous cause".

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