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Pastor: Obama has no ‘black experience’ to speak of
Jim Brown – OneNewsNow – 7/3/2009
A conservative black pastor and former NFL linebacker says he’s highly offended that President Obama would compare the plight of homosexuals to that of blacks during the Civil Rights Era.
On Monday, President Obama told a gathering of homosexuals at the White House that he is aware that many of them “don’t believe progress has come fast enough,” and compared their struggles to those of blacks during the Civil Rights Movement.
Ken Hutcherson, the senior pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Washington, says the comments are especially disturbing from an individual who is supposed to be familiar with “the black experience.”
“But I guess we…have to ask, ‘Even though he is black because his father was, what is his “black experience”?’ He doesn’t have any. He was raised by a white mother and a white grandmother, so this man has about as much black experience as my Doberman Pinscher — and I guarantee [that] my Doberman Pinscher doesn’t have any,” he points out. “There is nothing, nothing that compares between what the Afro-Americans went through and what homosexuals are going through now.”
Hutcherson expresses disgust with evangelicals who still support President Obama, despite his promotion of policies that are at odds with scripture. He says such individuals are part of the “evangellyfish” movement in America.
“A person can be as black as a piece of coal, [but] if he goes against God’s biblical views, I would not support him, I would not endorse him, I would not even give a smile in his direction so people could even think that I endorse him,” he states, “because God is my God, the Bible is my playbook, and I run it the way it is written.”
During his speech to homosexuals on Monday, Obama suggested that Christians like Hutcherson who oppose homosexuality on biblical grounds hold to “worn arguments and old attitudes.”
Holder: ‘Gays’ protected, ministers not
Attorney general’s testimony on ‘hate crimes’
July 03, 2009
By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says a homosexual activist who is attacked following a Christian minister’s sermon about homosexuality would be protected by a proposed new federal law, but a minister attacked by a homosexual wouldn’t be.
The revelations come from Holder’s recent testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was taking comments on the so-called “hate crimes” proposal. It also was the subject of discussion on talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh’s show today.
“This is the question,” Limbaugh said. “[Sen.] Jeff Sessions [R-Ala.] presents a hypothetical where a minister gives a sermon, quotes the Bible about homosexuality and is thereafter attacked … by a gay activist because of what the minister said about his religious beliefs and what Scripture says about homosexuality. Is the minister protected?”
No, said Holder.
“Well, the statute would not – would not necessarily cover that. We’re talking about crimes that have a historic basis. Groups who have been targeted for violence as a result of the color of their skin, their sexual orientation, that is what this statute tends – is designed to cover. We don’t have the indication that the attack was motivated by a person’s desire to strike at somebody who was in one of these protected groups. That would not be covered by the statute,” Holder stated.
Continued Limbaugh, “In other words: ministers and whites are not covered by the hate crime statute because we’re talking about crimes that have a historic basis, groups who have been targeted for violence as a result of their skin color, sexual orientation. So hate crimes are reserved exclusively for blacks and homosexuals. Everybody else can get to the back of the bus on this one. “
Holder also fumbled repeatedly in searching for answers to questions from several of the senators. He repeatedly failed to cite cases when asked to by senators that in recent years have been “improperly prosecuted,” a video reveals.
The recent hearing, featuring Holder as the principal witness, was more than two hours long and is posted online by the committee.
On the VDARE blog, Patrick Cleburne wrote about what he called “Holder’s chilling blunders.”
“Holder attempted to justify passage of the Matthew Shephard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Instead, he worked against it. Holder emphatically said most Americans are not given equal protection with homosexuals (and homosexual pedophiles) by the hate bill. Holder also presented no evidence that states are failing to prosecute hate crimes and need big government to get involved!
“This is a desperately serious matter. With a politicized judiciary, who knows where it will go?” Clenburne continued.