When a state legislator uses his or her religious/church beliefs to directly impact their support of specific bills that can or do become state law.
Chris Buttars is a classic "Churchislator"
D. Chris Buttars (born April 1, 1942) is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate representing senate district 10 (which spans the cities of South Jordan, West Jordan, and Herriman). He has served as a state senator since 2001.
Buttars has been outspoken on issues dealing with homosexuality, and co-sponsored Utah Constitutional Amendment 3 with Utah Boys Ranch colleague LaVar Christensen, which defined marriage in Utah as consisting "only of the legal union between a man and a woman." Buttars criticized the domestic partnership executive order signed by Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson. Buttars also introduced legislation that would ban gay clubs and gay-straight alliances in public schools.