Utah state Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, has been removed from a judicial committee that he chaired after comparing gay activists to radical Muslims and saying that gay activists are “probably the greatest threat to America going down.”
Buttars who appears a perfect nut case in the interview added: “It’s the beginning of the end. Oh, it’s worse than that. Sure. Sodom and Gomorrah was localized. This is worldwide.” I need to repeat: he was the chair of the Senate judicial committee.
His colleagues, however, want to emphasize that this is not punishment for the hateful comments. Utah Senate President Michael Waddoups said he will remain on the Senate Rules Committee and that it is merely an effort to remove a distraction.
Others like Stephen Graham of the Standard of Liberty came forward to associated himself with the hateful comments.
What is perfectly ironic is that in his campaign promises Buttars called for “Stop Legislation that Allows Government to increase Control of Our Personal Lives.” Of course, he was speaking of legislation dealing with home schooling. When it comes to people with private lives that he does not agree with, he is ready to use Big Brother to stop ” the greatest threat to America going down.” His literature promises
Despite the recent venom directed at him for defending traditional values, Senator Buttars will never abandon the framework of spiritual and moral values upon which our government was founded. Senator Buttars will continue to stand against the very aggressive special interest groups whose mission is to eliminate all traditional and moral values from government.