|Title||Redmond pastor finds new allies in fight against gay rights|
|Scope & Content||
2007-01-28_pastor finds new allies.doc
Redmond pastor finds new allies in fight against gay rights
02:23 PM PST on Sunday, January 28, 2007
KENT, Wash. -- A Redmond pastor who has been outspoken in his opposition to homosexuality has paired up with the area's Slavic churches in his fight against gay rights.
The six-color rainbow symbolizes gay pride.
Reverend Ken Hutcherson and Pastor Andrey Shapovalov of the Transformation Center Church joined forces last spring after a debate on gay rights between Hutcherson and King County Executive Ron Sims.
The alliance is part of Hutcherson's latest effort to overturn a state law banning discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Hutcherson hopes with help from his new allies he'll get the more than 224,000 signatures he needs for an initiative he filed last week. It seeks to repeal new rules that add sexual orientation to a state law banning discrimination based on race, gender and religion.
|Collection||Antioch Bible Church, Redmond|