Utah State Sen. Chris Buttars was the sponsor behind his state’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. But now he’s behind extending Salt Lake City’s LGBT anti-discrimination to the entire state. Isn’t this the same guy who said gays are “the greatest threat to America”? Yes, he is. And yet now he says, “I don’t mind gays, but I don’t want ‘em stuffing it down my throat all the time, and certainly [in] my kids’ face.” How, exactly, do folks who are vehemently anti-gay reconcile a position on protecting gays?
Religion, of course.
Sen. Buttars is a member of the Mormon Church, which just came out swinging for the anti-discrimination measure. Which explains why he’s not on board with letting the gays run rampant all through the nation, but he is in favor of protecting any class of people who “believe” in something. For him, it’s his belief in things like three heavens, while for gays its their “belief” in loving the same sex.
For now, however, Buttars says he’s not willing to sponsor any anti-discrimination legislation. He’s just considering it.
They say god works in mysterious ways. Among them, being supported and denounced by the same group of people at the same time.