Utah state senator Chris Buttars (R) receives a deserved TotM award for recent homophobic remarks linking gays to Muslim terrorists. According to Buttars, America’s greatest threat is the fifth column of militant homosexuals who are intent on destroying the republic. The quotes below are from leaked portions of a ABC interview.
– 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’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.
In the past, Buttars has made more than a few racist and homophobic comments and sponsored legislation that would target individuals based on sexual orientation. Buttars bragged that he “killed” every piece of gay rights legislation in Utah, and said that President Bush — “like him or love him” — “saved” America “for the foreseeable future” by appointing conservatives to the Supreme Court. (source)
Interestingly, Buttars is a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America’s Silver Beaver award. Screw you Buttars, and the rest of you right-wing fascist roid-rags who try to dictate how free peoples should live.