Daniel Gonzales commented on the lighter side of antigay preacher Ken Hutcherson — his choice of operating systems to boycott — here.

But there’s a dark side to Hutcherson’s national boycott of every company that supports Washington state’s new gay civil rights bill: The boycott does not really exist.

Eli Sanders of The Stranger has been researching Hutcherson’s assertion to the Associated Press that the Southern Baptist Convention leadership, Focus on the Family, and the Family Research Council support his proposed national boycott.

It turns out that the SBC doesn’t support the boycott.

Nor does Focus on the Family.

Nor does the Family Research Council.

AP reporter Rachel La Corte stands by her report of Hutcherson’s boast, but despite the subsequent denials from the religious-right leadership, the AP has not yet issued a followup report that would clarify to the public that the boycott does not really exist.

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