Pastor Ken Hutcherson’s visit to Latvia as a self-described “special envoy” who came here “representing the White House” has attracted considerable attention abroad, notably from the Seattle Times’ chief political reporter, David Postman, … Since this is increasingly a case of, er, burgeoning bilateral trade in excrement rather than merely its export, I thought I would add some notes on what I call “the party of the cloth,” that is, Latvia’s First Party (LPP, …
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Marginalia: On Exporting Excrement (II)
The headline roughly translates to “USA begins investigation of sexual minority rights opponent, who misrepresented himself in Latvia as a White House official”.
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latvian blogger peteris cedrins has added an extensive comment to an earlier post here in which we touched on religion in latvia . peteris confirms our suspicion that statements like hutcherson’s that ” latvia is a christian nation” are …
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religion in latvia: not what hutcherson says it is
One of the four parties in Latvia’s ruling coalition is closely linked with the New Generation church and has made its opposition to the pro-gay movement a key part of its agenda. Both Smits and Kastens are among its members. …
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but the us embassy, the state department, and latvia’s president and friend-of-gwb vaira vike-freiberga — along with most people in latvia — may be standing in the way of his dream. david postman has more on hutcherson’s complaints …
hutcherson's dream of a christianist latvia
he has allied himself in latvia with alexei ledyaev, a russian-speaking preacher from khazakhstan who has, according to this latvian blogger [via slog], called for the abandonment, not only of eu tolerance policies, but also of the …
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pride and hatred: history is politics in latvia
The view from a Latvian blogger (and a rather distinguished one at that) on Ken Hutcherson, his friends at Latvia’s New Generation Church, and (small world) the character Cthulu.
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Thanks to a tech-savvy Slog reader who posted in this comment thread, I was able to call Latvia and reach Ivan Boryagin, a member of the Latvian church that Hutcherson was visiting.
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as we’ve mentioned before, a great seattle times story from january by reporter janice i. tu about hutcherson’s outreach to local slavic emigrant churches seems to partly explain the local angle on his connections with latvia .
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pride and hatred: hutcherson's odd connection with latvian homophobes