Hutcherson and the Legacy of MLK

It appears as if Ken Hutcherson’s crusade against his daughter’s school continues. As we noted previously, Hutcherson was invited to speak at his daughter’s high school on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which did not sit too well with some staff because of his anti-gay views. The school apologized for the controversy but Hutcherson was having none of it and demanded that the teachers involved lose their jobs. And that was the last we had heard of it until Hutcherson showed up on the Wallbuilders Live radio program today to discuss his on-going feud with the school, which has now broadened to include attempts to shut down the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance and end the school’s participation in The Day of Silence. On and on Hutcherson and host Rick Green went, complaining about supposed double standards and anti-Christian bigotry, leading Hutcherson to declare that the teachers at the school who oppose his anti-gay views and activism ought to thank their lucky stars that he has found Christ and is no longer violent:

What it shows is the power of God to control his son. Before I became a Christian, if a white guy looked at me wrong, he was beat up. That’s the reason I went out for football, so I could hurt white people legally there in Alabama. I was a much better baseball player than football, but you hit someone with the baseball while they’re running to first base, people didn’t like that. But you could hit them on the football field and knock them out and they patted you on the back.

But those days are past – supposedly:

If they don’t fire these teachers, I’m going to sue ’em and I’m going to ask them for their dreams. And then they’re going to mess around and laugh and I’m going to take their tongue out.

Considering that Hutcherson is the sort to threaten to tear out tongues and rip the arm off of any man who dares to hold the door open for him and “beat him with the wet end,” it is a bit of a mystery as to why anyone would think he would be a good choice to discuss Martin Luther King and his legacy of non-violence.