Bigot Utah Senator Reprimanded!

Earlier this week I posted something from Joe.My.God regarding Utah state senator Chris Buttars and his homophobic remarks. He had compared gays to radical Muslims and cited them as "the greatest threat to America" he knows. Well Mr. Buttars, you've now learned that you cannot just say whatever you want and expect no consequences!

In the aftermath of these remarks, Buttars has been removed from his chairmanship of the state senate's judiciary committee. He has also been removed from the Senate Judicial Confirmation committee. Senate President Michael Waddoups made the announcement yesterday morning.

It's nice to see such a nice guy get what's coming to him. Hopefully when he is up for re-election, he will lose as well.

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I have to say I disagree with his punishment. Now I'm not saying I agree with what he said or did. but doesn't he have the right to say what he thinks? He was voicing HIS opinion, and because not everyone liked what he had to say, he gets punished. what happened to freedom of speech?

Everyday Gays and Bis are expressing their opinions of having the same rights, which I do believe they should have. But I know a vast majority don't believe the same, but nowadays they're to afraid to open their mouths and speak their opinion for fear of being reprimanded. And it's not just in politics, it's everywhere, If someone says something that the vast minority doesn't agree with, they get punished.

Yes, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However there is a differece between free speech and hate speech. When you're an elected public official, there is a certain level of responsibility that comes with your speech.