Black Pastor Says He Didn't Become Christian to Be Second-Class Citizen Again

Dr. Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Baptist Church in Redmond, Washington. May, 2012. | (Antioch Baptist Church)

Christians are being treated like second-class citizens, says a black pastor, who says he didn't become a Christian to fight like he did as an African American in the Civil Rights Movement over again.

Author, former NFL linebacker and senior pastor of Seattle's Antioch Bible Church, Ken Hutcherson, told The Christian Post, "Here I am now, again as a Christian, being looked down upon for my views, as a conservative, as a constitutionalist. It seems we're the only ones that it's right to discriminate against, and no one calls it discrimination or racism."

"I did not become a Christian today to fight all over again the things I went through as a black person to get my equal civil rights," he declared.

He gave as examples the discrimination faced by members of the Tea Party, people who hold the biblical stance on homosexuality, and even people who use the popular greeting "Merry Christmas."

While Hutcherson acknowledged that the current struggle of Christians don't compare exactly to the 1960s Civil Rights Movement "in the aspect of the violence and the visceral [sic] that was shown towards black people," but in both cases people are struggling for equality.

In a The Blaze video last week, Hutcherson spoke about "taking back our civil rights as conservatives" and asked why Judeo Christians, Tea Partiers and other conservatives who feel like second-class citizens who are "scrutinized by the IRS, spied on by the NSA, shouldn't stand up and demand equal treatment under the law."

Despite the attacks on Christians, Hutcherson expressed confidence about the future to CP. "If a rebellious people, being unified" at the Tower of Babel, were strong enough to incur the wrath of God," what can we who are submitting to God, loving God, wanting to do God's purpose," not achieve?

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