I'm not sure if anyone noticed, but KOMO TV was at the School Board meeting. The story they filed was so off target to the message presented that they were pressured to retract their piece. DEAD LINK
I of course saved the piece before it got pulled down, here was their report;
Hutcherson's wife says family is being harassed
Story Published: Feb 7, 2008 at 11:48 PM PST
Story Updated: Feb 7, 2008 at 11:50 PM PST
By KOMO Staff
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SNOQUALMIE, Wash. -- The family members of pastor Ken Hutcherson say they have been under attack ever since the pastor made controversial comments during a school assembly.
Hutcherson's wife addressed the school board on Thursday night.
"In the three weeks since the assembly, our life has been anything but back to normal," said Pat Hutcherson.
It was standing room only at the school board meeting as Pat discussed the harassment that has followed the couple and their four children since her husband spoke at an assembly at Mount Si High School on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
"My family is boldly called names like 'bigot', 'homophobe' and we've been permanently branded in the valley," she said.
The pastor, who is known for his anti-gay stance, was booed and publicly questioned by two teachers during the assembly. The incident has raised numerous concerns and issues, including bad manners and the acceptance of gays and lesbians. Some students are even concerned that teachers are imposing their personal beliefs on the students.
"I have six classes a day. I know the personal beliefs of all six of my teachers and I don't want to," one student said at the meeting.
"I also think that to invite an anti-gay person was sending wrong message to students at Mount Si," another said.
"We shouldn't cast blame..but rather learn from this and accept diversity," a third said.
Mount Si's principal said the two teachers involved in the incident were dealt with appropriately, but refused to discuss the details of the school's personnel matter.
Where is the focus on our children? Dozens of students spoke out, some spoke of their ongoing harassment and abuse because of their orientation. This is all about our kids. Why are their voices not being heard?
Contact KOMO and urge them to report the REAL issue. They have all the footage available to them. E-mail KOMO
Or contact Ken Schram to help us get the focus of this issue on our kids where it belongs.
The Seattle Times has a more accurate report of the events.
Thanks to a contributor who sent this;
FYI: Pam Spaulding has the KOMO news video on her website:
Hutcherson's wife: we're being harassed because of Ken's views