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Controversial LDS/Gay documentary to be shown at Sundance

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A dcoumentary with anti-gay comments by Senator Chris Buttars has been selected for a prestigious film festival.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – A highly anticipated and controversial documentary about the LDS Church and California’s Proposition 8 will have its world premiere at Utah’s Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance has officially accepted “8: The Mormon Proposition” for screening at next month’s festival.

The man behind the documentary is Reed Cowan, a former Salt Lake TV reporter.

The documentary has already created quite a buzz because of Cowan’s interview with Utah State Senator Chris Buttars.

In February of this year, ABC 4 was the first to report the anti-gay comments made by Buttars in that interview.

Among other things, Buttars said gays had no morals, compared gays to radical Muslims and even went so far as to suggest that gays represented the greatest threat to America.

At this time, the LDS Church is not commenting on the documentary's appearance at Sundance.

But Cowan said Thursday about his film, "It provides a voice to the voiceless and it strikes at the heart of one of the
highest held values in the United States of America and that is the separation of church and state."

The festival runs from January 21st to the 31st.

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