Trump Judicial Nominee Spoke At “Death To Gays” Conference, Says Gay Marriage Leads To Bestiality

CNN’s K-File team reports:

In a pair of 2015 speeches, President Donald Trump’s nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas described transgender children as evidence of “Satan’s plan,” lamented that states were banning conversion therapy and argued that sanctioning same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and bestiality.

Jeff Mateer, the current first assistant attorney general of Texas, was serving at the time as general counsel of the First Liberty Institute, a religious liberty advocacy group known before 2016 as the Liberty Institute.

He faced criticism from LGBT rights groups for his work with the organization, such as opposing the expansion of nondiscrimination protections to LGBT people in the city of Plano. If confirmed by the US Senate, he will serve on the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Later that year in November 2015, Mateer lamented that states were banning gay conversion therapy at a conference hosted by controversial pastor Kevin Swanson, who preaches that the Biblical punishment for homosexuality is death.

There’s much more at the link.

  • JohnMyroro

    Welcome to Texas.

    • another_steve

      What is it with Texans?

      Is it in the water?

      • Chucktech

        It’s in the jesus. That’s where all this shit comes from.

      • Tatonka

        I’ve spent my entire life trying to figure it out. Most Texans–even the loonies–are genuinely nice people one-on-one. We produced Ann Richards and Molly Ivins, Kinky Freedman, Willie Nelson, Van Clyburn, Anise Parker, and lots of other truly great people.

        For the life of me I don’t understand why my state gobbles up this kind of bullshit like a dog gobbles up it’s own sick. I’ve never been able to explain the hatred that seems so fundamentally ingrained and entrenched here. It hurts all the more because in many ways I really do love Texas.

        • prixator

          This (from last year) may have something to do with it:

          Texas fell to the bottom fifth of U.S. states in an annual report on education quality. Texas is now ranked 43rd in the nation, falling from 39th last year in the annual “Quality Counts” report from national education publication Education Week. Texas earned a grade of C- this year, while the nation overall earned a C.

      • netxtown

        if you lived here – you would better understand why they have too much heaven on their minds. You would be wishing a way out of here as well….

    • netxtown

      where the men are men, the sheep are nervous – and pervert preachers are banging 10 year olds.

  • another_steve

    On occasion, my gay husband can be a beast. (I like it.)

    Does that count?

    • Hue-Man

      Aren’t you and Jared supposed to be preparing for New Year’s? I understand there’s a lot of blowing involved….shofar, I mean.

      • another_steve

        Have no fear; Jared and I will recite the appropriate Rosh Hashanah prayers tonight at sunset.

        And then I’ll sodomize him.

        • another_steve

          (I got an upvote for saying that I intend to sodomize Jared Kushner? This must be my lucky day.)

  • Do Something Nice

    Almost everyone associated with this administration is a raging homophobe. Why aren’t the Democrats speaking up about this?

    • Gerry Fisher

      Al Franken is speaking up.

  • Stogiebear

    Show of hands: Who here will be surprised to find out he has at least one mistress and fucks sheep?

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Look for his Grindr account.

      • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

        Sheepr account

        • greenmanTN


          • kareemachan

            Baaaaah-ers Only.Com

        • FAEN

          I see what you did there lol.

          • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

            If the “date” doesn’t work out, there’s always mint sauce. . .

        • Snarkaholic

          Wham, bam, thank you, lamb!

          • Craig Howell

            A ram. A lamb. A ding-dong.

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          • Snarkaholic

            We could have shagged them all
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      • boatboy_srq

        Recon. That much vitriol demands BDSM.

    • Talisman

      More likely, he frequents a glory hole or cruising park.

      • netxtown

        glory holes and limp dicks don’t mix….so he’s just a park troll.

        • Talisman

          Depends on your preferred activity.

    • another_steve

      It’s true, and I already contribute to the applicable “Save the Sheep” fund.

    • zhera

      This level of vile means something worse than a mistress is hiding in his closet. Dead girl, live boy, etc.

      • kirby7771

        Oh, I couldn’t agree with you more. I’m gonna guess incest.

        • Snarkaholic

          I’m gonna guess underaged.

    • Butch

      I’ll go with goats. I don’t think he’s a sheep guy.

    • Dubito et cogitare

      His only complaint about the sheep is that he has to run around front to kiss them.

      • paganguy

        Or maybe he’s allergic to wool.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Considering bestiality is still legal in some states, you’d think banning that might be a higher priority than attacking trans children…

      • vorpal 😼

        These ridiculous arguments come from the same people who screech that their opposition to same-sex marriage is that every child deserves both a mother and a father, while having been oddly silent for all of history about single parenting.

        • MonochromeMouse

          They haven’t been silent about single parenting, up until a few years ago they were all calling single mothers whores.

      • Stogiebear

        Now that you bring up bestiality’s legality . . . It was perfectly legal in Texas until AFTER marriage equality. Looks to me that marriage equality is what put an end to these animal fuckers’ getting to stick their peckers in things that couldn’t consent.

    • crewman

      I don’t know. He gives me a vibe like the religious fanatic in that old movie, Contact, with Jodie Foster.

      • JCF

        “that old movie, Contact, with Jodie Foster”

        Please, that film’s from the 90s! An “old movie” is from the 60s, or earlier. >:-/

    • Randy503

      or molests his children.

    • Goodboy

      Just way too much hate and venom for people that effect you 0%. Something really screwed up in this freaks closet.

    • boatboy_srq

      I’d be surprised. Even sheep have too much taste and self control to submit to that POS.

      Now, hamsters, though…

    • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • netxtown

      Mistress located! Her name is Barbie. She was in the same box as Chatty Cathy…but Cathy still had her clothes on…and her head.

  • Karl Dubhe

    I think the doctors of the rural parts of the world are aware that gay marriage happened long after they started treating people for the possible complications from having sex with your animals.

    Wasn’t there a congressman from Georgia who ‘joked’ about the first sexual experiences of young Georgians back in the 1980s?

    • trouble94114

      The gubernatorial candidate’s name was Neal Horsley. The quote, “When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule. …… If it’s warm and it’s damp and it vibrates you might in fact have sex with it.”

      There is an expression in the south …. “Stump Broke Cow” Whether or not there’s actually a grain of truth to it, I can’t say.

  • Dagoril

    Well, using the “Republican-speak projection” to English conversion filter, we get… “My marriage has led to bestiality!” –Jeff Mateer

    • David Walker

      That’s because his wife is a cow. Or a bitch. Or a shrew. He is certainly not to blame.

  • zhera

    I bet Pence comes in his pants every time he hears this guy’s name.

  • Chucktech

    Jesus, Texas. Again. It’s always fucking Texas.

  • Bluto
    • Gerry Fisher

      The look on the pup’s face is priceless!

  • Talisman

    *Conveniently ignores the fact that humans have been fucking other species long before the gays could get married.

    • Ernest Endevor

      The first crime committed in Plymouth was committed by a couple of boys fucking a horse. They hanged one of the boys and the horse.

  • barrixines
  • bkmn
    • Todd20036

      The simplest is because all religious people pray to a god they claim to know what he/she is thinking, and that God agrees with them

  • David Walker

    This guy is a natural. Almost TOO qualified, know what I mean? He’s a shoo-in.

  • Rex

    Gay marriage would lead to polygamy and bestiality,
    Oh, please. I’d be OK with picking up after one man, but not a pack of twinks and a flock of sheep.

    • Tawreos

      Send the pack of twinks to my house and I will gladly clean up after them.

      • Karl Dubhe

        Better have stuff that’s cheap, they’ll break it or take it otherwise. 🙂

  • Rebecca Gardner
  • Tawreos

    His views on homosexuality is what got him the nomination.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Oh yeah. You know Pence was jerking off to the thought of this guy as a judge.

      • KarenAtFOH

        Ugh. Accurate, but disgusting. I still don’t have power after Irma, a half dozen power trucks were lining the street with their booms extended to keep the power poles, already bent at 45 deg, from falling all the way to the ground, but even this nightmare pales in comparison to the trump horror show.

  • KarenAtFOH

    “But we just couldn’t vote for Hillary.”

    • Cipher

      “Let’s be REAL progressives and hold every Democrat to a rigid ideological standard and when they fail, well, f*uck minorities and poor people who will be hurt by the right wing candidate who is likely to win absent our support for the Democrat. It’s the *white* thing to do…”

      • The_Wretched

        Hating on progressism like republicans hate on trans* is risible. is this what yall meant by ‘identity politics’? Picking up the right-wing hate habit?

        Time for a what-about-er-ism – Are you similarly hate-commenting on the most recent repeal of the ACA?

        • Cipher

          Hating on faux progressives, yes. People are suffering and lives are imperiled. I hate that and I speak about it loudly and repeatedly. I do not, “like republicans hate on trans* ,” advocate for removing the rights of the faux-progressives; so the comparison fails.

          • The_Wretched

            hark! I hear the Scotsman!

          • canoebum

            You can be a real pain in the ass.

          • The_Wretched

            I burn with the fire of a thousand suns and care deeply about people.

          • canoebum

            We all do. But in politics, making the perfect the enemy of the good rarely has a positive outcome, as we are all seeing now. I get it that Hillary wasn’t pure enough for you, but look where that kind of thinking has brought us.

          • The_Wretched

            No. Purity is demanding that we don’t talk about medicare-for-all. Purity is requiring progressives to shut up. Purity is requiring adhering to the Corp Dem message and having no other messaging.

            And going back to Hillary is the same as Trump talking about his election crowd sizes. I voted for her. As I’ve repeatedly stated on this site in the comments. This shoehorning me into a position I haven’t taken is exactly the kind of abuse of the left that needs to stop.

          • canoebum

            What color is the sky in your world? You think you’re the only progressive on this comment board? Get a life, please. Trump is now in the Oval Office because you use terms like Corp Dem. Grow up.

          • The_Wretched

            I and people like me are not responsible for Trump. And it’s a strange progressive who hates on single payer.

          • canoebum

            Did I “hate on” single payer? Please tell me when. As a Medicare recipient, I’m all for single payer. The notion of a health insurance for profit is abhorrent to me. And I’m sorry to tell you, if you voted in the 2016 General election for anyone other than the Democratic Nominee, you are responsible for Trump. That’s just a fact you’re going to have to live with. Own it. Continued denial is pathetic.

        • Cipher

          Yes and I’ve already gotten through to the office of a certain Republican New England senator. None of this needed to happen, folks. The ideological complexion of the judiciary, health insurance, environmental protections, international cooperation and harmony.

        • Gerry Fisher

          We’re not hating on progressive politics. We’re hating on progressives who ignore the effects of their actions just so they can remain pure to their ideology. We’re hating on what a number of them *did* last fall.

          • The_Wretched


            I’m not seeing the least bit of nuance about small fractions of idiots vs the progressives generally and there was a hate-fest I read just last night about ‘medicare for all’.

            Second point, I’m not seeing the same hate from the same commentors for the actual assholes who are in-fact doing the bad acts. It’s “trump is bad but I really really hate progressives”<–this is the narrative and talking point. It's a wrongful talking point and doing the Russians and Republicans work for them. #infightingisfunny

            The same commentors also seem to have a total lack of personal awareness about what they are doing or that they are reciting talking-points while thinking they are making points on their own. It's the same sheeple behavior we see from the MAGA hat wearing people.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • paganguy

      I feel really dirty for having liked that post. But… well… I couldn’t help myself.

  • Hank

    Texas and Florida – Running Neck and Neck!!!

  • Rebecca Gardner

    OT but Hair Furor’s ego booster, praise me rally wasn’t cheap.

    • The_Wretched

      Even sending the orange menace to the most expensive licensed therapist would be cheaper.

  • Esquire???

  • HZ81

    Obviously. So many have lined up to marry pets over the last two years.

    I hope this guy finds a fire and dies in it.

  • Harveyrabbit

    Not all republicans are totally against bestiality so that’s another strike against him.

  • Ken M

    I can’t find a wife for him anywhere. How do you say self hating homosexual?

    • Tawreos

      It is pronounced Jeff Mateer

  • Rex

    Does fucking gay bears and otters count as bestiality?
    Asking for a friend.

    • Ken M

      He doesn’t mention pedophilia. Maybe he already practices that himself.

    • Leo Tallant

      I think that might depend on how loud they growl while being fucked…..

    • Gerry Fisher


  • vorpal 😼

    Legalize same-sex marriage and the next thing you know, SCOTUS will all require us to be married to six men, three women, a cat, a dead goldfish, a car, three kitchen utensils, and Sean Hannity.

    Sounds about as plausible as the junk these idiots keep threatening.

    • PickyPecker

      Ever since my Kirby vacuum left me at the altar, I’ve been seeing my leaf blower. I think my weed-whacker is jealous.

      • vorpal 😼

        PickyPecker, I see you’ve changed outfits once again!
        This new one is particularly studly!

        I was very sorry to hear about you and your vacuum.
        That really sucked. (sorry/notsorry)

      • bambinoitaliano

        You should start anew back into the vacuum dating scene again. I heard Dyson has huge ball.

        • Zachary Adams

          And the suction. Well….oh, my!

  • Tatonka

    It is impossible to fathom Trump’s appetite to destroy so many lives. We will be dealing with the aftermath for generations.

  • Ken M

    If possible, is he replacing someone worse?

    • Tatonka

      It’s possible. The Eastern District of Texas is best known as a fertile ground for patent litigation, but it’s also the home of such luminaries as Louie Gomert, the former head of the KKK (in Vidor) and a collection of fine young men in Jasper who flayed a black man to death by dragging him behind their pickup for a mile.

      • Ken M

        Worse…wonderful. Thanks for the info.

  • Ninja0980

    So where are the folks who scream about judicial activists on this one?
    Anyone think any LGBT individual or group that ends up in front of this guy is going to get a fair and impartial hearing?

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Speaking of Crazy Christians…OOPS!

    Lance Wallnau Unsuccessfully Commanded Hurricane Maria To Turn Away From Puerto Ric

    “We see that hurricane coming to Puerto Rico,” he said. “We command the
    hurricane to veer off course into the ocean, ricochet off into the
    ocean, ricochet off into the ocean, you shall not hit nor shall you
    destroy Puerto Rico.”

    • Tawreos

      Tomorrow he will be praising his prayer because Puerto Rico is still kind, sort of there

      • bambinoitaliano

        He will just say he was successful because there are still many survivors left in that country.

        • -M-

          If things get better, they take credit.
          When things don’t get better, they take credit for it not being even worse and/or blame someone else.

          The technical term is “scam”.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Then I’ll figure out something to tweet to him then.

    • KarenAtFOH

      Well it did drop from a Cat 5 to a Cat 4. /s

  • bambinoitaliano

    Sure, the first thing after I got married to my boyfriend I’m going to think about all the animal sex I going to have for the rest of my life. These arseholes had use AIDS as a deterrent of gay sex back in the height of AIDS in the 80’s and 90’s why would they think beastiality going to be a better reason to stop same sex marriage?

  • KCMC
    • jerry

      And give me the good drugs, the ones that make me see singing and dancing teacups and candelabras.

  • Leo Tallant

    So how long till we read about this guy being caught fucking sheep in a barn somewhere?

  • FAEN

    This is so damn typical-despite all the facts and credible studies that say otherwise these RWNJ’s never stop pushing their BS. And they wholeheartedly believe it which is even sadder.

  • bambinoitaliano

    These scamvengelists are just the same as the likes of shit gibbon. Even if you put a stickers of warning, they still can’t help themselves. Only they are the one who cannot resist fucking animals.

  • JWC

    Yup he shore is judge material the biased bigot

  • Tatonka

    Someone needs to explain to this guy that an attraction to bears is NOT the same thing as bestiality.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Please, tell me again how:

    A) Both parties are the same
    B) Hillary was worse than Trump
    C) How elections, apparently, don’t matter because “they’re all the same”

    Seriously usual suspects who continue to make bullshit excuses, tell me.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Log Cabin Club, any comments? [crickets]

  • andrew

    Attending a conference hosted by the anti-gay terrorist Kevin Swanson, by itself, is reason enough to bar this bigot from becoming a federal judge. It will be interesting to see which Senators vote for or against this ultra right wing extremist.

  • Ken M Not everything’s bad in TX Lunch break : )

    • ByronK


    • Tor

      I never met a Texan I did not like. But the are the ones that left Texas for other locations.

  • Richard Rush

    “. . . argued that sanctioning same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and bestiality.”

    It would be much more accurate to say, “sanctioning the acceptance of mirages as reality would lead to insanity and Christianity.” (And history has proved that to be true.)

  • Paula

    When I see assholes like this guy being nominated to judgeships, it worries me. He will be there a long time influencing cases against the GLBT community. At times, I don’t think we are going to make it. The only solution will be armed insurrection. 😞😞😞

  • so…i need some advice. since gay marriage leads to bestiality, which animals do ya’ll suggest starting out with? which species has given ya’ll the least trouble? is there a “step program” like, should i start off with something small, like a chihuahua, or should i go directly to sheep or cows?
    and is this bestiality thing government mandated?
    what about my 1st amendment rights?
    oh, and FUCK OFF.

  • RJ Bone

    ROFL, “Point of View”. Like killing LGBT people is okay, as long as you stand over there instead of here, so to speak.

  • Gregory Peterson

    Of course that’s what “conservative” white Evangelicals said about legalizing “the unnatural sin of miscegenation”/”mixed-race” marriages.

    Really bigots, try to come up with something that us older people haven’t already heard decades ago from your parents and grandparents.

  • KarenAtFOH

    “Well Doctor what have we got, a republic or a monarchy.” Franklin replied, “A republic . . . if you can keep it.”

    I’m afraid we’re going to lose it.

  • Friday

    More Dominionist corruption of the American courts.

  • Gene Perry

    Seriously, where do they keep finding these guys? OK, I get it … if you’re a Republican, then you’re gonna nominate conservative judges. That’s fine. That’s the way it’s supposed to work. But, can’t they find a SANE conservative?

  • joe ho

    lol. Both parties the same. Right, Bernie or Busters and Green Partiers?

  • netxtown

    I’m sure there’s a pic somewhere of him busting a nut on Barbie’s leg….

  • Puck

    Lets see gay marriage has been around for only a few years now. How long have man been sticking it to his sister and sheep? Polygamy was a biggy amongst religious groups for a long long time!

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    These people have an impoverished fantasy life. Marriage equality only leads to married couples.

  • Hata H. Zappa

    Nah we don’t care what you got to say, “Pahreacha-Man.” Go sitcho nasty ass down, mawfucka, fore I whoop mine out and slap you about the face with it a good couple dozen times. You ain’t got no jurisdiction on deez.

  • Kevin Zettler

    `and we as the gay people should sue you for discrimination and the right to live with out religion interference . we as the people have the right have faith and life. we as the people don’t have to here or be threatened by religions . he have the right to live life as we choose to. and for them to tell us that we should be put to death for being gay as say eye for a eye as there book says which is a lie. a death for a death. that’s what its coming down to . MIND your own life and stay the fuck out of others lives.

  • Richard B

    Sexually secure people are not concerned what loving consenting adults do in the bedroom, but the ones that are, like Jeff Mateer, they are usually the sexually maladjusted and the ones with something to hide.

  • RJ Bone

    So, one other thing…

    Animals cannot give informed consent. As far as we know, they can’t even grasp the concepts. Thus, you don’t have sex with animals.

    Humans can give informed consent, by comparison.

    BUT FFS can these assholes PLEASE stop demonizing plural relationships? If all of the adults are informed and consenting, why the fuck does it matter? It’s not for me, because I have a hard time with jealousy and that would damage my relationship, but I know a few people in happy plural relationships who handle it like adults.

    And don’t get me started about examples of polyamory in their bible. It only specifically mandates monogamy in one location (IIRC) and that is in the context of an alternate to celibacy, which was the author’s “ideal” for committing to their god. OY!

  • Kenneth Hamlett

    If the Senate confirms this nomination, then our country will have abandoned reason, justice, fainess, intelligence, and morality and will be embracing bigotry, hatred, and those who are trying to engineer a genocide that will kill tens of millions of decent, honorable, hardworking Americans because of the lies, false accusations, intentional misrepresentation of Biblical scriptures that are told about them simply because they are born with a different sexual orientation from the majority. It is unbelievable that Mr. Mateer holds a position of authority in the state of Texas. But, it is indefensible that President Trump would nominate a purveyor or hatred and violence like him for a position on the federal bench. Bigotry does not get any ugier than that spread by Mr. Mateer, and the actions against homosexuals he embraces were used once before in history by the German Nazis in the 1930s and 40s (when along with millions of Jews, gypsies, the diabled and political enemies, hundredsof thousandsof homosexuals were arrested, confined to filthy, deadly ghettos and then placed in locked cattle cars and transported to death camps where they were gased and their remains thrown into mass graves or incineratecd in mass cremations). President Trump believes that someone who beieves that we should adopt that same approach should have a lifetime appointment to our federal judiciary. He should witthdraw Mr. Mateer’s nomination or resign himself. The President and his aides get angry when any compares their policies to those of the Nazis — but, not angry enough to discontinue using the same policies, With this nomination, the President is nominating someone who embraces the Nazi ideology. This should not be happening in America.