Trump Judicial Nominee, Top Texas AG Official Called Transgender Kids Part of ‘Satan's Plan'

WASHINGTON -- Jeff Mateer, a top official in Texas' attorney general's office and one of President Donald Trump's picks for a federal judge position in Texas, once described transgender children as evidence of "Satan's plan" in his 2015 remarks for First Liberty Institute obtained by CNN. In a pair of 2015 speeches, first reported by CNN on Wednesday, Mateer complained that states were banning conversion therapy and said same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and bestiality."The elephant in the room is homosexuality and the agenda that this small group is seeking and imposing on the rest of us," Mateer told the crowd in May 2015 speech titled "The Church and Homosexuality" for the Plano-based First Liberty Institute — a conservative law firm focused on bringing forward religious liberty cases.Mateer, then-general counsel and executive vice president of the institute, discussed a Colorado lawsuit in which a transgender girl's parents sued after the school district said she could no longer use the girls' bathroom because it did not match the sex on her birth certificate."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," Mateer said in a video of the speech.   Continue reading...

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