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Trump’s Judicial Pick Said Trans Children Are A Part Of ‘Satan’s Plan,’ And That’s Not The Worst Of It

By Mark Pygas

Jeff Mateer, President Donald Trump's nominee for a Eastern District of Texas federal judge, is in hot water after it emerged that in two 2015 speeches, Mateer described transgender children as evidence of "Satan's plan," scolded states which had banned  conversion therapy, and suggested that legalizing same-sex marriage would lead to bestiality. 

Mateer, currently first assistant attorney general of Texas, was general counsel of the First Liberty Institute when he made the comments. The religious advocacy group, also known as the Liberty Institute, was heavily criticized for opposing additional nondiscrimination protections to LGBT people in the city of Plano. 

In the speech, given in May 2015 and titled "The Church and Homosexuality," Mateer discussed a lawsuit in Colorado in which parents were suing a school for preventing their transgender daughter from using the bathroom of her choice.