Buttars Responds to News of His Statements

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Sen. Chris Buttars responded to news articles and ABC 4 News’ airing of statements he made for a documentary by Reed Cowan on the Utah Senate’s blog. In the interview, he compared gays to radical Muslims and said, “They’re probably the greatest threat to America going down I know of.”

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.

I believe traditional marriage is the foundation of our civilization and I’ll continue to support public policy that strengthens traditional marriage. I will also continue to oppose policy that undermines that foundation.


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