Utah senator claims his homophobic rant – recorded by the creators of “8: The Mormon Proposition” – was induced by BYU insignia:

8:TMP’s Sundance debut was apparently a huge success, with lots of favorable local coverage:

Plenty of folks showed up for both Sundance and the kick-off of the Utah State Legislature’s 2010 General Session:

Of course, no trip to Utah would be complete without locking horns with last year’s star of Buttarspalooza, who is now claiming the makers of 8: The Mormon Proposition tricked him by wearing BYU T-shirts to last year’s interview that launched the documentary film:

Gotta love how the LDS church issues a statement calling for truthfulness and Mormon senator Chris Buttars responds by lying about the film crew who caught him on tape!

Soon after a local Utah blogger produced PROOF of Buttars’ mendacity, the film’s director, Reed Cowan, called on the prevaricating Utah state senator to RESIGN.

Good times!

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Here’s where I start dropping random links as the story develops:

One Utah: The very special cowardice of Chris Buttars

KUTV (latest Utah TV news report): Filmmaker Calls For Buttars Resignation; Says He Lied

The Salt Lake Tribune: Filmmaker calls on ‘liar’ Buttars to resign

SL Trib blog: More fallout from “8”: Utah State Sen. Chris Buttars doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut.

Oh, and by the way, we’re currently voting on X-Mormon of the Year HERE.  My own personal favorites (and it’s an honest toss-up, folks) include: Dustin Lance Black, Reed Cowan and Christine Johnson.  Whoever you vote for, pls take advantage of the opportunity to finally vote on the Mormons!




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