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The Sounds of Fundamentalism: Tony Hutson Prays in a Restaurant — Supposedly

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This is the one hundred and eighty-third installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section.  Let’s have some fun!

Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a video clip from a service held by Tony Hutson, pastor of Middle Tennessee Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Hutson is the son of the late Curtis Hutson, editor of the Sword of the Lord. — an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist periodical started by John R. Rice. In the video clip Hutson mocks people of Asian descent, shows his disdain for alcohol use, and shares a prayer he prayed at a Japanese restaurant — supposedly. I say “supposedly” because Hutson’s sermon illustrations — much like his morbidly obese body — are often bigger than life. In other words, Hutson embellishes — Greek for lies — the truth so he can make a point.

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    Well, glory hallelujah and bless my soul, but God rewarded Tony Hutson for being an asshole at the table. Sweet Jesus be praised!

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    mary g

    sounds like he is lying. sat under lots of exaggerated stories about taking control of so-called worldly/sinful situations, and the teller always made himself out to be the exalted person and somehow the dirty sinners bowed to his will. what a bunch of hogwash. so glad I no longer waste my time sitting under this garbage.

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    God will reward his faithful few, he will also reward those who deny him! Praise God for the few that don’t compromise!

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      I think SavedbyGrace has a point but does not take it far enough. We have to stand up for what is truth and pummel the wicked with the love of the rod of Jesus. Why didn’t Brother Hutson use the God-given heft of his middle-regions to take those Margarita mongrels in hand and whip them to within an inch of their heathen lives, for Jesus. Why, I would think a believer like him would trust God to allow him to severely whup the Devil bringing alcohol into that establisment like that! Beat down the devil! Bloody the wicked transgressors! How else can these lost souls know the great peace of Jesus’ love? Beat the down till they realize how fallen they are! Brother Hutson is a liberal and goes not far enough in his faith.

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    Well if he’s talking about standards, what is he doing in a restaurant that sells alcohol in the first place? I mean he’s judging people for having a beer, someone judge him for being in a licensed premise … where does it end with the setting standards?

    He says he doesn’t drink, so it’s easy to set a standard for others that is easy for yourself, which is selfish.

    So we have a judgemental, racist, gluttonous, selfish hypocrite. See it is easy to throw stones.

    This is where the cognitive dissonance comes in. IFB members applaud him for what he says, but when the tables are turned on Hutson they defend him saying, ‘Oh he’s just a sinful man like the rest of us.’

    Where are these people when they were mocking someone for wanting a beer and a margherita? Yes they were just being like everyone else who is narrow minded and selfish… They only care when about others when it affects them personally.

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