Sunday, January 22, 2006

Letter Sent to the Salt Lake Tribune

Let’s see if they print it!


I am in shock – in awe – of the article touting Senator Buttars as a “Morals Crusader” on the front page of your Sunday edition. Indeed, I have never witnessed such a misnomer in all my young life.

Sen. Buttars does not stand for morals – he stands for religion – which is an entirely different subject. He does not respect, support or befriend his neighbors, as his religion admonishes him to do. Indeed, he does not do what his Savior instructs him to – to Love One Another.

This is the man who claims that all homosexuals are immoral, when I highly doubt that this man has ever really listened to a homosexual in his life. His views are archaic and infantile, much like the bully on the playground who only likes those who are exactly as he is.

I am deeply offended that Sen. Buttars truly believes that I, and others in the LGBT community, have no morals. We most certainly do. We have families, successful children, pay taxes, sit on juries, buy houses, go to PTA and Neighborhood Watch meetings, donate time and money to charity and even go to church. A great many of us have found spirituality and faith in God, Sen. Buttars, and live our lives in a very moral fashion. You, on the other hand, do not simply by refusing to live your religion and saving judgment for your Maker.

Sen. Buttars is not a Senator to be proud of. Collectively, as Utahns, we should be embarrassed that this man passed muster and was elected to office. He is not a Conservative – he is against anyone who does not share his LDS views. It is as simple as that.

Shame on the Salt Lake Tribune for classifying this man as someone who is doing this out of “moral conviction.” He is a bigot, and there is no skirting the truth behind his so-called conviction. He doesn’t stand for moral values. He stands for hate.


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