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Utah Sen. Buttars’ Remarks on ABC4

Jim Burroway

February 18th, 2009

Salt Lake City’s ABC4 has posted the video of their report on Utah State Sen. Cris Buttars’ award-winning remarks. Here it is:

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Buttars responded on the state Senate’s unofficial blog:

Sometime in January, I talked with Reed Cowan for over an hour. I felt it was a friendly interview and we covered a lot of ground.

Reed assured me that he would treat both sides of the issue fairly and that I would be treated fairly. He told me the interview would be public in about a year and I would be allowed to see his work and approve my part before he released it.

I took Reed at his word and am disappointed.

Reed Cowan, the documentary reporter who interviewed Buttars, responded to ABC4:

“Senator Buttars claim that he was somehow misled is a lie. He knew the topic of our film and he knew there would be opposing voices. Additionally, Senator Buttars claim that he had promise to review our material is a fabrication. His response today is a shameless diversion tactic to the larger issue. The tape speaks for itself.”

Update: We have the entire transcript of Buttars’ award-winning remarks here.



February 19th, 2009 | LINK

The sad thing is, he will be re-elected, just like Sally Kern was in Oklahoma City.

February 19th, 2009 | LINK

I don’t understand these anti-gay people who say cruel things and then act indignant when someone points it out. It’s like the people who donated money to end their neighbors’ marriages in California, but then wanted to be anonymous: maybe, if you’re so ashamed of your own convictions, it’s time for you to revisit them.

Timothy (TRiG)
February 20th, 2009 | LINK

Well, what are the morals of “the gay community”?

Where does this idea come from that all gay people form a homogeneous whole?

And how do [self-censored] like that get elected?


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