Nobody expects anti-gay pastor Ken Hutcherson to agree with Gov. Christine Gregoire’s decision to champion marriage equality legislation in Washington. But this goes beyond the pale.

She might as well change her name to John Wilkes Booth because what she’s doing now is trying to put a bullet in the head of one of the greatest traditions that has ever existed and has built our society, and that is marriage between one man and one woman.

How do you equate support of extension of civil rights to the assassination of a sitting president? Hutcherson has just gone too far. If the governor is assassinating anything, it’s state-sponsored bigotry.

Let’s look at Massachusetts or any other state that has marriage equality — have straight people there stopped marrying? No. Hutcherson’s use of such hyperbole shows how desperate and factually challenged his campaign against marriage equality is.

Watch the Q13 News video that features Hutcherson’s statement after the fold.

H/T Pam