Senator Chris Buttars has revealed homophobic attitudes in a new documentary.
The senator compared gays to Muslim fundamentalists and claimed that they have no morals.
The documentary, entitled 8: The Mormon Proposition, is being created by ABC-4 reporter Reed Cowan.
During an interview for the documentary, Senator Buttars said:
“Homosexuality will always be a sexual perversion. And you say that around here now and everybody goes nuts. But I don’t care.”
“They’re mean. They want to talk about being nice. They’re the meanest buggers I have 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.”
“What is the morals of a gay person? You can’t answer that because anything goes.”
The senator went on to talk about what he termed the “radical gay movement,” saying: “they’re probably the greatest threat to America going down I know of.”
Senator Buttars has been the at the centre of controversy before due to his comments about homosexuals.
In 2006, Buttars drew up a bill at the Utah senate to ban gay-straight alliance clubs at public high schools in the state.
At the time, he said the bill was necessary: “otherwise if you wanted to have a Texas Hold ‘Em club, poker, you could do that and they could say we’re not gambling, we’re just teaching them how the game works.”
“You could have the same thing with a Nazi club, or any other extreme club.”
He went on to claim that gay-straight alliance clubs were used by gays and lesbians to convert others to their sexuality, saying:
“I’ve said all the way along to screen out, in a school of 2,000, kids that are confused or that might have a question and they can come to this and be indoctrinated.”