Nonetheless, he'll go mano a mano with "Dr. Blackman," AKA Rev. Ken Hutcherson, who, at 280 lbs. and 6'4" is the biggest, baddest-ass, Christian homophobe in the valley.
He self describes has a strong, hard man; and Christian to a fault.
Lucky for Goldy, it''ll be by phone; at 9a on KIRO, Tuesday.
Goldy is filling in for Dave Ross (KIRO m-f, 9a-12p) this week. (Dave's out of town for nearly two weeks visiting family and filling in for CBS Radio's The Osgood File).
On Monday's show, he interviewed Valerie Tarico, a Seattle psychologist and former fundamentalist who's been examining Seattle megachurches, lately.
Hutcherson is pastor of Redmond's mega-Antioch Bible Church, and former Seahawk. He shaves his huge head; and is nationally notorious for his extreme, eliminationist activities, and his many, many press releases.
He really hates the queers.
Last week, a Seattle P-I op-ed, "Articles Of Faith: Ridiculing gay men is hateful way to preach" by Anthony Robinson included this:
On a Sunday when Tarico was present, Hutcherson was preaching on gender roles. During his sermon, Hutcherson stated, "God hates soft men" and "God hates effeminate men." Hutcherson went on to say, "If I was in a drugstore and some guy opened the door for me, I'd rip his arm off and beat him with the wet end."
"That was a joke," Hutcherson said Friday, when I asked him about the comment.
You gotta admit, that's pretty funny: it's the sense of humor that killed 6 million Jews.
Questions we're hoping Goldy will ask Hutch:
- What are you wearing?
- Have you ever killed anybody?
- Can a girlie man enter the Kingdom of Heaven even if he's not gay?
- What do you mean, "wet end?"
- What's your sign?
Hutcherson misrepresented himself in 2006 as a White House envoy to Latvia, and also joined up with the thuggish, Latvian "Watchmen on the Walls,” some of the most virulent, violent anti-gay activists on the planet who held a conference in Lynnwood with Hutch last year.
A humble man, Hutch told The New York Times' Sarah Kershaw last year, "God plus Hutch is enough."
Click here for more BlatherWatch coverage of Hutcherson.