Ken Hutchenson
How's that rainbow coalition working out for National Organization for Marriage?

Not well, it turns out. As the dust settles on their defeat in Washington state, a prominent African American preacher there blames NOM for bigfooting the campaign, and thinks his own marginalization in the campaign was based on his race. He sounded off to the Christian Post about national organizations like NOM and Focus on the Family running their anti-marriage equality campaign in Washington:

"Then these national organizations came into the state and said I was too 'controversial,' and that I should take a back seat. They just waltzed in and stabbed us in the back by first caving in on domestic partnerships and then on marriage. ...

Hutcherson's comments went even further, going as far as to accuse some of the outside leadership of racism, and felt they were excluding him because he was African-American.

"When I knew my involvement was going to generate controversy, I offered to step back and suggested others who were on the frontlines do so as well for the sake of unity. They refused, leaving me as the odd man out. If you look at them, they were all the same color with the same moderate views. It just didn't make sense why they would not include a person of color who was willing to fight."

"I believe there are conservatives of all colors, but the leadership from NOM, Focus and Mission Public Affairs, wanted to run being a moderate campaign where everyone felt warm and fuzzy. But we know that sin is never satisfied and always wants more. These guys just looked and acted too much like the GOP – old and white."

Of course they look and act like the GOP.

They are the GOP, Pastor Hutchinson. Surprise! That's who you climbed into bed with, the same racist, sexist, xenophobic crowd.

We understand you're a cafeteria bigot, but your friends order the whole menu.

If they cared about African Americans, would they really be plotting to fan the hostility of racial tension and sideswipe President Obama?

Originally posted to Milk Men And Women on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 10:22 AM PST.

Also republished by Angry Gays, Kossacks for Marriage Equality, and LGBT Kos Community.

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