Uhhh, yep; it could. Yesterday Chris Buttars compared gays and lesbians to terrorists.
Should he resign? I don't think so, but I wonder what those people were thinking who voted him back into office last fall. And I especially wonder what they're thinking now.
In an interview with KTVX TV channel 4, Chris Buttars's unconscionable statement went something like this:
Sen. Chris Buttars believes gays and lesbians are "the greatest threat to America going down," comparing members of the LGBT community to radical Muslims.Whaaaaaaaat!!!??
"I believe they will destroy the foundation of the American society," the West Jordan Republican said in a recent interview with documentary filmmaker Reed Cowan. "In my mind, it's the beginning of the end. … Sodom and Gomorrah was localized. This is worldwide."
Now, if he had said that the Money Masters who are fomenting all of these bailouts and stimulus packages are the greatest threat to America, then he'd be accurate. Instead he is left to wallow in the moral squalor that he has created for himself.
If this spate of oddities isn't due to his health, as Rep. Steve Mascaro suggests, then I think it's that Chris Buttars has become a buffoon who enjoys the infamy.
I am so glad the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came out with a statement disagreeing with Buttars's comments, because Buttars so often seems to be caricatured as a poster child for the LDS Church. He's not.
I feel for the young Utahns who are conflicted in the first place by their homosexuality. They don't need their problems compounded by being vilified as supposed terrorists by Chris Buttars. He's dead wrong, but I suppose he's got a right to say it.
What needs to happen now is for Utahns--and especially Utah Mormons--to come out of the woodwork and express their disagreement with Chris Buttars.