Ken Hutcherson, an outspoken opponent of Governor Chris Gregoire's plan to make Washington the seventh state to legalize gay marriage, has said that the proposed law will lead men to marrying a horse.

Testifying Tuesday at a committee hearing on the bill, Hutcherson, senior pastor at the Antioch Bible Church, accused lawmakers of second guessing God.

“So you're telling me that you know better than God,” Hutcherson said. “You're telling me that God is not right by limiting marriage to just a man and a woman. You're doing the same thing. You're just saying God is too narrow minded, but you're just as narrow minded, because you just want to give it to two men or two women.”

The following day, he called in to Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out show, which was hosting a debate on the issue.

“Do they believe that if they change the definition of marriage being between one man and one woman, what is going to stop two men one woman, two women one man, one man against a horse, one man with a boy, one man with anything?” Hutcherson asked.

Josh Friedes of Equal Rights Washington called Hutcherson's remarks offensive.

“Obviously, it's very offensive when you hear these type of arguments like you can marry a horse or you can marry a tree. What marriage is about is two consenting adults coming together. Obviously, a tree can't consent; a horse can't consent. But what I think it really speaks to is that some people don't see gay and lesbian people as fully equal and as fully human.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: Ken Hutcherson likens DOMA to a cobra that kills.)