''They're probably the greatest threat to America going down I know.... Homosexuality will always be a sexual perversion.... What is the morals of a gay person? You can't answer that, because anything goes. So now you're moving toward a society that has no morals.... 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.... It's the beginning of the end. Oh, it's worse than that. Sure. Sodom and Gomorrah was localized. This is worldwide.''
Chris Buttars, a Republican Utah State Senator, during remarks to a gay documentary film producer, Reed Cowan, about the Mormon Church's involvement in Proposition 8. Buttars was removed from his position as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, though it was said that he was removed by fellow Republicans not because of the content of his remarks, but because he had become a distraction. Buttars says there's nothing to apologize for and continued his insults again referring to the ''homosexual agenda.'' (Associated Press)