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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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    Yulya Sevelova

    One of American Christianity’s worst traits is the cult of personality among pastors. Hutsons’ comments didn’t make any sense, but his rythmic preaching style is classic Southern technique. It sounds very weird,if you aren’t Southern culturally. It’s irritating,and his mocking Asians is offensive. There’s no Jesus in this sermon, it’s all Hutson and food.

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    LOL seems you atheists is the ones all offended & hurt. Everyone can be judged, don’t noway make it even near right. Old boy maintains separation of the world, get over it. You probably wouldn’t mind someone drinking at your table, shoot probably a few sodomites might make you happy with them sodomite colors you sport. Making fun of Asians, nice try with the race card but that ain’t gonna fly. Looking a little obese your own self by the way.

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      Wow, great skill in combining a huge number of dog whistles into one post. Why can’t you just openly state your bigotry instead of hiding behind cute little phrases. Just be open with your bigotry, hate, and religion based fascism.

      Life is much better when you leave the closet….

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      Bruce Gerencser

      I thought I’d approve this comment to show the character of Tony Hutson’s devotees. In fact, you almost sound just like him. You use a fake name and fake email address —- what are you afraid of? —- but you are from Tennessee. Hmm, same location as Hutson.

      Do you ever wonder what your words say about you and the Jesus you allegedly worship? Why do you deliberately disobey Christ’s commands regarding treatment of your enemies? You’ve left numerous comments, yet not one of them shows you are born again, filled with the Spirit.

      But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22,23

      The Bible says to judge people by the “fruit” they produce. You are a barren tree; a hateful, bigoted, homophobic man.

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    What’s with the inability of these people to be able to write in grammatical English? I’m not a grammar obsessive by any means, but sometimes the message is so obscured by the terrible use of language that it renders it almost meaningless. These are the same people who try and explain weird bible verses. It’s perverse!

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