VICE News has compiled remarks from two speeches given by Jeff Mateer, Donald Trump’s nominee to become a district judge in Texas.
Currently the first assistant attorney general in Texas, Mateer told the National Religious Liberties Conference in 2015 he openly discriminates against gay people:
“Guess what? I attend a conservative Baptist church. We discriminate, alright. On the basis of sexual orientation, we discriminate. Does that mean I can’t be a judge? In some states, I think that’s true, unfortunately.”
Vice News combined remarks from two speeches, each an hour long, into a single audio file, with beeps indicating editing.
Just a few of the thoughts Mateer shared with his audience:
• diversity training is “brainwashing” and “reprogramming”
• the “separation of church and state” is nowhere in the Constitution
• gay marriage is unconstitutional
• LGBTQ-friendly workplaces force Christians to approve of their policies
• gay marriage is a “challenge” for Christians.
This guy is nominated to be a federal judge. Think on that.
Saying his comments disqualify him, 36 LGBTQ advocacy organizations sent a letter to the Senate on Tuesday demanding that its members vote down Mateer’s nomination.
Listen to the compilation below.