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At Seattle high school: 495 students stay home on Day of Silence after pastor announces protest!

Posted: April 28, 2008

This is what we need happening here. Aren't clergymen supposed to be on the front lines during a moral crisis?

When Mount Si High School in Seattle held their "Day of Silence" this past Friday, Pastor Ken Hutcherson of the Antioch Bible Church didn't sit on the sidelines. He made a big difference. Here's what the Seattle Times reported:

"A Day of Silence inside Mount Si High School meant to show support for gay and lesbian students erupted in noisy protests outside.

More than one-third of students didn't show up for classes Friday. Principal Randy Taylor said 495 out of 1,410 students weren't at school, including 85 athletes whose parents had asked that they be excused for their personal beliefs. . ."

[Read entire article here.]

A pastor decided to stand up and be counted. And he made a huge statement in an area of the country that is notoriously left-wing. Imagine a high school where one-third of the students stay home on one day!

If more of that happened instead of people wanting to appear "moderate" and "reasonable", the other side would get the message pretty fast. Let's see what happens here this week.

Pastor Ken Hutcherson, pastor of Antioch
Bible Church outside Mount Si High School