I came across this article in a Dominionism watch community on LJ. Another LJ member described this article as "staggering ignorance on this man's part" and I don't think I could put it any better myself. Full text below, including links that were part of the original article.


From World Net Daily: "Christians are the new Negro", written by Ken Hutcherson.
Posted: December 10, 2009
1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

I did not become a Christian so I would have to fight for my constitutional freedoms all over again.

Growing up in Alabama being black, knowing how that felt and the way I was treated in an all-white world of power and control, I had to fight for equal rights under the Constitution. How ironic now as a Christian to have those same thoughts and feelings again and to have to try and wrestle control of my constitutional rights from the secular community.

Many reading this may not understand where I came up with this concept of calling Christians "the new Negro."

The reason is because there are undeniable similarities. Jim Crow laws were passed to keep me from having my constitutional rights and my rights under the Declaration of Independence of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Even though the Constitution gave me those freedoms, man was smart enough to be able to keep me from living those freedoms by saying I was "separate but equal."

Today, my constitutional right of freedom of religion is being eroded again by laws such as the Hate Crimes Bill and repeated attacks by the politically correct crowd. Threats that came along as a result of an African American wanting to get out from under Jim Crow laws were formidable and scary and designed to keep African Americans quiet. The same thing is happening to Christians today.

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Another way secular society is trying to control Christians is by the fallacy of the separation of church and state. That establishment clause was intended to protect the church from the state, not to keep the church from participating in the state. Christians' ignorance of the meaning of the establishment clause has allowed us to be controlled just like the African Americans were in the 1950s and '60s.

Many may question why I'm writing this article because they can't see the fight in our society and world concerning the overt attack on Judeo-Christian values.

If you don't believe one could be attacked for one's stand on Judeo-Christian beliefs alone, take the case of Miss California, Carrie Prejean. Look at her refusal to compromise her Christian values. She has been vilified and demonized and lost her title simply because of her constitutional right to freedom of religion. What is so encouraging is that she will not compromise; she will not give up her values and would rather please God than take what the world has to offer her.

Sarah Palin is another example.

The politically correct crowd has a very difficult time dealing with Sarah because of who she is. Mrs. Palin is a pro-life, pro-gun, pro-traditional-marriage, pro-hunting, white, conservative, Christian male who happened to have been born a woman! The politically correct crowd knows exactly what to do with a white male with those attributes, but a woman?

She is the perfect picture of the politically correct woman – strong, beautiful, able to both buy and fry the bacon, take care of the family, run an entire state and still take care of her baby. But because of who she is, and because she does not subscribe to politically correct thinking, she has been attacked for no other reason than her Judeo-Christian values, just as African Americans were attacked for no other reason than their skin color.

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If you still don't think Christians are being attacked for our beliefs, consider Pastor Ake Green in Sweden and Pastor Stephen Boisson in Canada and many other men of God around the world who have been jailed and had their nonprofit status threatened because they dare to call homosexuality a sin. The sad commentary is many Christians have backed off our God-given responsibility to tell the truth because secular society has deemed the truth "political." Marriage is a church issue, pornography is a church issue, homosexuality is a church issue, and divorce is a church issue. The problem is, as soon as the secular elites named them political, the evangelical church – especially the white evangelical church – retreated and held up the cowardly white flag.

If you don't think Christians have become the new Negro, just look at Christmas! We are no longer able to celebrate Christmas in schools. Even though as taxpayers, our tax dollars help pay for our broken educational system, we are forced to celebrate winter break and the fabulous "holiday tree!"

How about the wonderful greeting, "Happy Holidays!"? Department stores are afraid to put up signs with the word "Christmas" on them. Don't mistakenly think this is anything new. Secular society began taking Christ out of Christmas when they started calling it "Xmas" – and we let it happen.

In my wonderful state of Washington just last year, Gov. Christine Gregoire and the state legislators allowed an Atheist Manifesto to be put up right next to the Nativity scene of our Lord Jesus Christ! I have to say straightforward: the state of Washington is the armpit of the United States, and our lovely legislators are supplying the odoriferous scent to the armpit.

Because 2008 was such a disaster, this year there will be no Christmas or religious displays in the Capitol rotunda, period. Oh, except they will put up a huge holiday tree.

Can anybody tell me where common sense is? Everyone in the world knows it's a Christmas tree. This nonsense is all in the name of tolerance toward whom? It's certainly not toward those of us who hold strong Judeo-Christian values. As Christians, it's an attack on what we hold dear. But just like the Negroes, Christians should understand they are not equal under the Constitution's right to freedom of religion.

The only difference between Christians and African Americans is that Christians put up with this intolerance while standing behind the false disguise of humility and love. We are obsessed with showing the world our love when our primary job is to tell them the truth. The Bible does not say, "Sensitivity shall set you free." It says, "The truth shall set you free." Are we not the truth-tellers?

When are we as believers, like the African Americans that came before us, going to say, enough is enough? No more "separate but equal!" Our battle cry is "We are the salt of the earth, onward Christian soldiers and to God be the glory! For in unity we will stand and we will not be stopped!"



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.

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I daresay that if the Christian/atheist roles were reversed in the "atheist manifesto" incident he mentions, he'd be singing a different tune about the minority group's right to put up an opposing opinion.
and my rights under the Declaration of Independence


The declaration of Independence does not give us rights.
You are correct, sir! Johnny. Tell him what he's won!
"In my wonderful state of Washington just last year, Gov. Christine Gregoire and the state legislators allowed an Atheist Manifesto to be put up right next to the Nativity scene of our Lord Jesus Christ!"

Haha, oh yes, the year of the Christian Holiday Hissy Fit. It was the Xtians who were freaking out, as I recall, because someone a sign talking about secular celebration somehow weakened their god message.

"I have to say straightforward: the state of Washington is the armpit of the United States, and our lovely legislators are supplying the odoriferous scent to the armpit."

Leave any time, friend. We don't need another washed up Seahawk attempting to give his life meaning after an abysmal athletic career.

"Because 2008 was such a disaster, this year there will be no Christmas or religious displays in the Capitol rotunda, period. Oh, except they will put up a huge holiday tree."

Gee, whose fault was that again? Atheists simply asked for equal representation, it was the Xtians that blew a fuse about the whole thing. So yeah...this guy is basically angry that we atheists exist and refuse to be marginalized.

Another pearl of wisdom from Hutcherson:

"It has been said loudly and proudly that gay marriage is a civil rights issue. If that's the case, then gays would be the new African Americans. I'm here to tell you now, and hopefully for the last time, that the gay community is not the new African-American community."

So maybe he's just saying Xtians are the new Negro so that the gays won't get the distinction. Regardless, the man is a hateful, disingenuous moron.
I wonder if he's doing it intentionally to try to create an emotional shock factor, or... if he's truly delusional enough to believe that Christians in the US face the same sort of inequalities that black people have had to fight against.

And if he thinks people dislike Sarah Palin solely on the basis of her religious values then he really needs to start paying more attention.
While I've seen this beneath-the-bottom-of-the-barrell idiocy before, it usually comes out of the South. Perhaps this fellow is looking for a paycheck from Fox News?
I dare say that is because, here in the South, once anyone brings up the history of black repression we are supposed "Well if they know enough to compare this to THAT, then they must be correct!". All too common here.
The backwardness of the South, which casts a shadow over all of black America, as well as poisons all of America and all of foreign policy, is the key to the puzzle. What a shithole!
I have to disagree. The South is a lovely place, as long as you aren't involved in politics.
The South is a lovely place, as long as you aren't involved in politics.

I agree. This is, in many ways, a wonderful area to live in and most of the people are really friendly (unless politics or religion comes up, of course).
Or you are disabled. My uncle has cerebral palsy and he was promised a job in south Carolina. When he got down there and they saw that he had to use crutches they blew him off.
He was born in the South. :) He's been bringing the South to Kirkland for a while now.

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