Kenneth Hutcherson, former linebacker for the Cowboys and Chargers and current megachurch pastor of the Antioch Bible Church, wants his followers to buy Microsoft stock and vote down their homosexual friendly practices and policies. Hutcherson actually is vowing to take over Microsoft with new shareholders to vote against the company’s policy of advancing gay rights. From the Telegraph UK:
“There are 256 Fortune 500 companies alone pouring millions upon millions of dollars into pushing the homosexual agenda,”
Hutcherson recently freaked out a bunch of rich people at a Microsoft shareholder’s meeting (video to follow) stating that he is “one of the worst nightmares that this corporation can have. [He is] a black man, with a righteous cause, with a great deal and a whole host of powerful white people behind [himself].”
This right here, is one crazy motherfucker. You know he’s crazy when he thinks that powerful white people really wanna help him. (ZING!) Anyway, methinks Kenny is trying too hard here. Perhaps he is trying to cover up something of his past? I mean, it wouldn’t be the first time some super religious, megachurch leader who was seriously against homosexuality didn’t get called out as being a little on the festive side themselves?
The Deuce doesn’t want to get too political, but really, what is the big deal and how on earth does he think he can amass the necessary stock holdings to actually be able to influence any of Microsoft’s policies? Its really quite far fetched. And what’s next after this? Next thing you know we’ll have bible-thumpers parading about being angry about a website that is based on one giant shit joke…oh wait, that is bound to happen now.
Tim Hardaway loves the gays. In fact he prefers it if you call him Big Gay Tim.
Unlike Isiah Washington, Hardaway decided to send himself to gayhab and it appears to be taking. In case you forgot, he told the world that he hated gay people when asked how he would have felt about having a gay teammate. David Stern responded by tossing him out of Vegas and banning him from participating in any All-Star weekend activities.
Since then, Hardaway was encouraged by the backlash to his comments to get his learn on and deal with his homophobia. He’s been working with the YES Institute which “works to prevent youth suicide and ensure the healthy development of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth”.
“I just wanted to go in and get educated, that’s all. Get educated on what I said and why I said those things,” Hardaway said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. “I’m working on understanding it now. I’m not really trying to make amends. I’ve been there trying to get help.”
“I had no idea how much I hurt people,” said Hardaway, who spent most of his NBA career with the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat, and still makes his home in South Florida. “A lot of people.”
Give the man some credit. At least he didn’t pull a Mark Foley and claim that he was an alcoholic.
He’s been working with the institute on the DL so that it would seem like a publicity stunt or quick-fix. Employees of the institute have praised Hardaway for his progress and continuing work with the kids.
Director Martha Fugate said that Hardaway was “so genuine” and said she was suprised at “how real” their relationship became with him. That’s so Real World of them.
Seriously, Hardaway is doing exactly what he should be doing. Most people especially athletes never respond in a positive manner to criticism about homophobic, racist or sexist comments. In fact, they never realize why people are upset in the first place. He might want to get some of his fellow NBA players to join him and see the effects that prejudice can have on people especially the shorties.