Today in “Revelations That Don’t Surprise You”: One of President Donald Trump’s recent picks for federal judgeship is rabidly anti-LGBTQ. As CNN reported Wednesday, Jeff Mateer of Texas not only supports conversion therapy but has accused trans children of being part of “Satan’s plan.”
Mateer previously served as general counsel and executive vice-president of the First Liberty Institute, a Texas-based advocacy group that supports the right of public servants to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He also delivered a hateful speech in 2015 called “The Church and Homosexuality,” in which he said:
“In Colorado, a public school has been sued because a first grader and I forget the sex, she’s a girl who thinks she’s a boy or a boy who thinks she’s a girl, it’s probably that, a boy who thinks she’s a girl … Now, I submit to you, a parent of three children who are now young adults, a first grader really knows what their sexual identity? I mean it just really shows you how Satan’s plan is working and the destruction that’s going on.”
In another love letter to the queer community, Mateer said in his same “Church and Homosexuality” speech that same-sex marriage would pave the way to bestiality and … treestiality?
“I submit to you that there’ll be no line there,” he declared, while fighting back conservative tears. “I mean, it’s disgusting. … Have you ever heard the word ‘throuple’? ‘Throuple,’ so that’s three people coming together of different sexes, maybe mixed sexes. Them coming together. There are people who marry themselves. Somebody wanted to marry a tree. People marrying their pets.”
Who wanted to marry a tree?? We highly doubt that the person in question wanted to marry a tree because gay people had starting clamoring for human rights. It was most likely just because they had seen FernGully and were also clinically insane.
Mateer, who sounds like a perfectly rational and objective pick for a top office, has also come out against citywide and statewide bans on conversion therapy. He presently serves as first assistant attorney general of Texas, but President Trump has selected him to be a district judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Mateer’s nomination must still be confirmed by the Senate, and if there is any God, then they will send this man packing.