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Trump's Federal Judge Nominee Called Trans Children 'Satan's Plan'

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The President continues to make decisions hurting the LGBTQ community.

Jeff Mateer, who currently serves as the first assistant Attorney General of Texas, has been nominated by President Trump to a federal judgeship position. Here's some things to know about the guy:

He referred to trans children as part of "Satan's plan."

Giving a speech in 2015 titled "The Church and Homosexuality," Mateer said the following, according to CNN:

"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. And 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. 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."

He said legalizing gay marriage would lead to "disgusting" new couples:

In that same speech, he talked about the Supreme Court case to legalize gay marriage, and mused:

"I submit to you that there'll be no line there. And actually in the arguments Chief Justice Roberts, who's in the center there said, I mean, what is the limiting? Why couldn't four people wanna get married? Why not one man and three women? Or three women and one man? And we're gonna spare you some of those slides. We actually have a presentation that we get into it. And I'll tell you, we say it's PG-13, it may be R, or what do they call the next one? NC-17 or whatever? I mean, it's disgusting. I've learned words I didn't know. I mean, other than... my assistants here, 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. It's just like--you know, you read the New Testament and you read about all the things and you think, 'Oh, that's not going on in our community.' Oh yes it is. We're back to that time where debauchery rules."

He supports gay conversion therapy:

Speaking at a conference in November 2015 hosted by homophobic pastor Kevin Swanson, Mateer 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. And if you're giving conversion therapy, that's been outlawed in at least two states and then in some local areas. So they're invading that area."

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