Gays, Not Recession or Terrorism, Now Greatest Threat to America

Utah Republican State Senator Chris Buttars is in the news again. I wrote about his antics previously when he supported a bill to mandate that all Utah businesses greet their customers during December with “Merry Christmas” only.

Think Progress has gotten ahold of a leaked interview with Buttars where, thinking his words would never be heard by the general public, he makes a plethora of rabid, factless statements about gay Utahans.

– To me, homosexuality will always be a sexual perversion. And you say that around here now and everybody goes nuts! But I don’t care.

– They say, I’m born that way. There’s some truth to that, in that some people are born with an attraction to alcohol.

– They’re mean! They want to talk about being nice — they’re the meanest buggers I ever seen. It’s just like the Moslems. Moslems are good people and their religion is anti-war. But it’s been taken over by the radical side. And the gays are totally taken over by the radical side.

– I believe that you will destroy the foundation of American society, because I believe the cornerstone of it is a man and a woman, the family. … And I believe that they’re, internally, they’re probably the greatest threat to America going down I know of. Yep, the radical gay movement.

The occasion of Buttars’ learned commentary? He was celebrating the defeat of several bills in the Utah state legislature that would have given a few rights to its gay citizens.

Listen for yourself.

UPDATE 2/20/09: Buttars has been removed from the Utah Senate Judiciary Committee due to these comments. Hooray!

3 thoughts on “Gays, Not Recession or Terrorism, Now Greatest Threat to America

  1. Chris should resign.

    Once the whole enchilada becomes available for public consumption, the country is gonna be sickened by his camera drunk performance.

    The documentary is coming out in July.

    It’s one thing if Chris were to appear in that film in the role of a *former* Utah senator.

    It’s another thing entirely if the audience were to be treated to the spectacle of a sitting state senator spewing this bile.

    The choice of reactions is up to the Utah legislature.

    July’s audience will either think “good for Utah for cutting this crank loose” or they’ll think “only in Utah can a jerk like this keep his job.”

    It’s one or the other.

    And if it’s the latter, it’s not like Chris is going to keep his job after July anyway.

    Show a little humility and bow out now, or suffer utter humiliation later.

    It’s up to you, Chris.

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