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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.
by Arule February 28, 2010
Churchislators is a legislative body that believes in legislating morality as their specific religion dictates, even though these laws will affect those whom do not hold the same beliefs.
Churchislators in Utah meet every year with officials from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in order to get the churches opinion on certain "hot button" issues.
by Arule March 11, 2010
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