President Donald Trump’s nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas – and the number two in the state Attorney General’s office – previously described transgender children as evidence of “Satan’s plan” and suggested that gay marriage could lead to polygamy and bestiality. In a Wednesday tweet, the church denounced Mateer’s claim that trans kids were part of “Satan’s plan”. “The school said, ‘Well, she’s not using the girl’s restroom.’ And so she has now sued to have a right to go in”.
Trump has drawn the ire of LGBTQ activists over his decision to rescind an Obama-era directive that protected transgender children in schools by allowing them to use the bathrooms that correspond to their preferred gender. “Why couldn’t four people want to get married?” he said.
“Biblical counselors and therapists, we’ve seen cases in New Jersey and in California where folks have gotten in trouble because they gave biblical counseling and, you know, the issue is always, it’s same sex”, Mateer said. “Or three women and one man?” he asked. “So they’re invading that area”.
Jeff Mateer is now the first assistant to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. And we’re gonna spare you some of those slides. Earlier in the presentation, Mateer told the audience that the “elephant in the room is homosexuality and the agenda that this small group is seeking and imposing on the rest of us” and the “legal attacks that that group of individuals and their surrogates are unleashing on the rest of the country”.
I warned you not one post ago about this.
Mateer has also advocated for conversion therapy to change the sexuality of LGBT people.
Also in 2015, Mateer criticized recent bans on so-called “conversion therapy”, an anti-LGBTQ practice that has been widely discredited and condemned by health professionals and banned, to various degrees, in several cities and states.
Mateer also claims there are “illegal attacks” that LGBTQ Americans are “unleashing” on the USA, arguing that Christian churches are having their religious freedoms eroded.
“Republicans have lowered the standard for federal judges to get ones who will pass their ideological test: opposition to sensible gun laws, hostility to women’s reproductive rights, commitment to protecting political dark money, and disregard for public health and safety protections”, Whitehouse said, according to the Dallas newspaper.
“There’s no question these views cast serious doubt on his ability to fairly enforce federal law and treat people impartially”, Feinstein said in a statement.
These are just a few of the freaky and generally offensive things that Jeff Mateer, a man President Donald Trump wants to rule over a Texas federal court, has uttered during his career as a far-right legal activist. Critics called his nomination “a gift to anti-LGBT activists”.
“We are already seeing a well-documented pattern of anti-LGBTQ bias emerging among President Trump’s judicial nominees, most notably John Bush and Damien Schiff”, Aron added.