Here are a couple of things that came up about Jeff Mateer, who has been nominated to a federal judgeship on the Eastern District of Texas:
- Mateer reportedly referred to the rights of transgender children as part of “Satan’s plan”.
- Mateer argued that same-sex marriage can lead to polygamy and bestiality.
- He defended “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ individuals, a practice which is highly controversial and has been widely debunked.
- He spoke at a 2015 conference organized by Kevin Swanson, a far-right pastor who has advocated for the death penalty for gay people.
These statements were made by someone who has been nominated to a lifetime position on a federal court by the Trump Administration. It’s been a long week, but honestly, people?