It seems like such a shame, especially in light of Utah's Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr's recent coming out in support of civil unions for LGBT people.
Here are some choice excerpts from the audio clips:
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 say, I'm born that way. There's some truth to that, in that some people are born with an attraction to alcohol. One drink and you're gone.
Their number one goal is just to proselyte youth. That's why I threw them out of the schools, I said it's not a friendship club, that's a recruiting station.
They're mean! They want to talk about being nice - they're the meanest buggers I ever seen. It's just like the Muslims. Muslims 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. You don't see the gay out there saying, Let's not do this. Let's not do this, gang. You seem 'em marching around with signs and everything else.
I believe the whole thing is immoral. And I believe you're moving towards - you see, if you say to me, quit shoving your morals down my throat, Butters, my answer back is you know my morals, what's yours? What is the morals of a gay person? You can't answer that. Because anything goes! So now you're moving towards a society that has no morals. There's never been a nation survived that's done that.
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. In my mind, it's the beginning of the end. Oh it's worse than that. Sure, Sodom and Gomorrah was localized. This is worldwide. You can't tell me that something that was going on in Sodom and Gomorrah's not going on wholesale right now, and to a large degree by [? unintelligible] the gay community. ... The underbelly is they do not want equality, they want superiority. ... They say we want to be treated just equal. They don't. 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.
It is such an unacceptable shame to hear words like this spoken in the halls of legislation in 2009. Following in the steps of Sally Kern, Utah's Sen. Buttars also claimed that the gay-rights movement is "probably the greatest threat to America... It's the beginning of the end. Oh, it's worse than that. Sure. Sodom and Gomorrah was localized. This is worldwide."
Read more about Sen. Buttar's anti-gay rants at Pam's House Blend.