Utah State Sen. Buttars Axed from Committees Over Anti-Gay Remarks


Utah State Senator Chris Buttars was removed from his chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee for his remarks in a recent interview comparing gays to radical Muslims, calling them the "greatest threat to America" that he knows.

Buttars Utah Senate President Michael Waddoups announced Buttars' removal in a press conference this morning.

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The interview was broadcast as the fifth gay rights bill in Equality Utah's Common Ground initiative was defeated.

Said Buttars: "Homosexuality will always be a sexual perversion. And you say that around here now and everybody goes nuts. But I don't care...They're mean. They want to talk about being nice. They're the meanest buggers I have ever seen. It's just like the Muslims. Muslims are good people and their religion is anti-war. But it’s been taken over by the radical side. What is the morals of a gay person? You can't answer that because anything goes. They're probably the greatest threat to America going down I know of."

Video Courtesy of KSL.com