Pastor: Obama’s actions ‘delusional and tyrannical

By | March 1, 2011

Charlie Butts and Jody Brown – OneNewsNow – 3/2/2011 A conservative black pastor is calling for the church and church leadership to rise up and fight against the Obama administration’s decision to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court. Two federal courts have ruled DOMA unconstitutional. That means the ruling will stand in those circuit districts if no one steps up to the place to defend that law — and with Barack Obama’s decision last week, that means the Justice Department and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder have backed away from the plate.The move by the White House prompted the leader of a coalition of 34,000 black churches to state that the president “has violated the Christian faith” by failing to uphold Jesus’ teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman. Rev. Anthony Evans, head of the National Black Church Initiative, also stated black churches must “reassess their extraordinary support” for Obama.{{more}}Dr. Ken Hutcherson, senior pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Washington, tells OneNewsNow that President Obama is not only violating a basic Christian principle, he is flying in the face of the will of the people. “For him to stand up and say that he’s not going to defend the law tells me how much he is overstepping his bounds in the aspects of going against the people’s will—and we’ve seem that over and over and over again the last two years,” says the pastor. Asked if that could be considered arrogance, Hutcherson responded: “It’s past arrogance. I think it’s delusional.”The church, counseled Hutcherson, could help bring that attitude to a halt. “Our church is getting so anemic today that there’s just no power in it,” he laments. “And I think that this is a call for Shepards—for leaders of the church, for leaders of ministries—to say that we need to band together again and put a stop to this type of tyranny towards Christian values and views.” Hutcherson urges people to encourage Congress to intervene, which it can do, to provide legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act.