CNN reported Wednesday that Jeff Mateer, President Trump's nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas, said in a 2015 speech that trans kids are a part of Satan's plan and legal same-sex marriage will open the door to other "disgusting" relationships.
"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," Mateer 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."
There's more. Mateer also had some things to say about the 2015 Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage.
"I submit to you that there'll be no line there..." Mateer said. "Why couldn't four 4 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... 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."
Well, he got one thing right: Debauchery does rule.
Mateer, whom Trump nominated for as a district judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas last week, has previously served as Texas' first assistant attorney general. Before that, he headed the legal team at the First Liberty Institute, a group dedicated to suing the government over issues of religious liberty. Last year, the group sued an East Texas high school for not allowing cheerleaders to carry banners with Biblical verses during football games, as the Texas Tribune reports. Sounds like he'll fit right in in Trump's America.