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Utah State Sen. Buttars Sponsored Gay Marriage Ban. But He Wants Us Protected?

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.

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  • dvlaries

    It’s always been my understanding that being genuinely both for and against the same thing at the same time is the definition of schizophrenia…? Good luck with that Chrisie.

  • FakeName

    Ever notice how often the anti-gays go for the “don’t stuff it down my throat” terrified-of-oral-sex metaphor? Very telling.

  • Rick

    Phony Mormons. This is PR. It’s actually NOT progress for us to be identified as a “protected class” or “minority.” It just reaffirms that we are defective.

    Mormons have said “don’t discriminate against the gays, but hate them because they threaten civilization.”

    It’s a very clever approach by the anti-gay, Christian nut-jobs. I bet Mit Romney had something to do with it.

  • Steve

    One of these days, one of the Mormon “Apostles” will get a “Revelation” from God, to the effect that:
    1. He (the appostle) is gay; and
    2. The Mormon church should stop discriminating against gays.

    (While I was typing that, I unintentionally misspelled “Mormon”, leaving out the second m. It seemed appropriate.)

  • Rikard

    Progress perhaps, but Buttars can’t be trusted. I’d speculate, judging from his remarks and the speach mormon apostle Dalin Oaks made a few weeks ago that our activism is bearing fruit. Pushing back against their bigotry in various ways, from protests to closed door negotiation is begining to make the point, it’s an oldie but a goody, We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it. Keep up the chatter now. I won’t be satisfied till they say “your sexuality is none of our concern”. Then I’ll stop sending them mental pictures of me stuffing things down their throats.

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