Pastor Ken Hutcherson, an outspoken conservative leader in
Washington state, says prominent pro-family groups' moderate
campaigning handed same-sex "marriage" and Barack Obama victory at
With President Barack Obama facing new scandals as he prepares
for his second term, and with same-sex couples in several states
scheduling pre-Christmas "marriages," Dr. Kenneth L. Hutcherson,
senior pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, Washington, is
no longer zeroing in on NFL quarterbacks. Instead, he's set his
focus on pro-family groups that he believes were responsible for
letting both the homosexual agenda and Obama win at the ballot box
The former linebacker of the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys
and San Diego Chargers is as aggressive about standing up for his
biblical values today as he was about taking down opponents during
his career in the National Football League. And when he sees
obstacles hindering God's game plan, he lets his gridiron instincts
However, before the 2012 presidential election, Hutcherson
allowed new teammates -- in the campaign to protect marriage as a
union solely between one man and one woman -- to take the lead in
the charge to oppose Referendum 74. The measure was put on the
ballot after pro-family advocates challenged lawmakers' February
passage of the bill to legalize same-sex marriage. The "Yes on Ref.
74" campaign championing same-sex "marriage" has had the strong
backing of hard hitters such as Washington state's own Microsoft,
Boeing and Starbucks.
With a heavy lineup of pro-family groups coming to The Evergreen
State to join the effort to protect traditional marriage, 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.
"And that really hurt our unity out here."
Politically correct, fundamentally wrong
The author of such books as The Church, Before All Hell
Breaks Loose, Enough Faith: You've Already God What It Takes to
Make a Difference and Hope Is Contagious says that
same-sex marriage isn't the only battle Christians lost this
election year to infiltrating political correctness by pro-family
"Their coordinated message was for the Republican Party to be
more loving and middle of the road," the pastor reports. "That was
even reflected in the Republican candidate they chose to
Hutcherson insists that the pro-family groups directly affected
national election results.
"They got Obama re-elected," contends the ex-NFL star, who
maintains that the conservative groups debilitated the Romney-Ryan
ticket from effectively reaching out to voters. "They obviously
advised the campaign to stay away from controversial issues."
The pastor notes that pro-family groups were instrumental in
watering down many stances initially taken by the Republican
"They adversely affected the campaign by advising them not be
aggressive in their messaging," Hutcherson argues. "An example
would be how Paul Ryan is known for being a budget-hawk, but his
messaging about the budget was suppressed as soon as he was named
Weak stance, weak results
When asked if America already had its mind set on Obama going
into the election, or if the Romney-Ryan campaign could have turned
things around with bolder stances, the Christian leader had this to
"They could have won if they had acted more conservative and
less moderate," Hutcherson asserts. "They could have won if they
had brought things up about the President and his administration
like Benghazi, Fast and Furious, not standing up for DOMA -- which
is federal law -- or [if they] had been more aggressive on any
number of topics."
And what about swing states that went to Obama and legalized
marijuana like Colorado, which is home to many pro-family groups
such as Focus on the Family? Should the states have gone the other
"Not necessarily; look at Wisconsin," Hutcherson replied. "They
had [Gov. Scott] Walker and Ryan [both Republicans] and still lost
that state. They lost even after Walker, by taking a very
conservative stand, proved the state could be turned around
The pastor had a unique take when posed the question whether
America was slipping from its Christian values when it comes to
presidential candidates and their stances on moral issues.
"Evidently biblical principles are becoming more important,
because fewer people are voting," Hutcherson expressed. "Values
voters have to see a difference between candidates or they will
stay home, which is what they did this last election. Many
supporters of conservative values did not want Romney as a
candidate in the first place because he is too moderate."
No sweet 2016
And how will another four years of an Obama administration
affect Christian rights -- as opposed to four years of a Romney
administration? Hutcherson believes what we'll see will be
"Tremendously negative, with a progressive loss of religious
His take on the reason the President won a second term in
"Obama got more votes because most Hispanics, African Americans,
and many whites understood that Obama promised them more free
things and the Republican Party offered them more hard work as a
path to success and 'things,'" contends Hutcherson, who encourages
Christians to use the Bible as their voting guide -- not political
and social agendas.
Hutcherson has an idea why he believes God let Obama win on
"Because we kept asking for a king," the church leader
explained. "Democrats don't want to go with God, so He gave us a
And will a new monarchy rooted in ungodly policies take over the
White House in 2016?
"Until national pro-family organizations start acting more
biblical and God-fearing and less like their color and culture, we
will not win any more elections," the uncompromising pastor
The campaign to amend the Minnesota constitution to protect
traditional marriage is going to be a close call. At the same time,
a recent poll shows that the race to overturn homosexual "marriage"
in Maryland is heating up.