Ad Campaign Launched Against Trump Judicial Nominee Who Spoke At “Death To Gays” Conference [VIDEO]

Via press release:

Today, People For the American Way (PFAW) released a digital ad urging viewers to call their senators and demand that Jeff Mateer’s nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas be withdrawn.

The ad features footage from a 2015  speech titled “The Church and Homosexuality” in which Mateer said transgender children are part of “Satan’s plan” of “destruction.” In addition, it includes video footage of far-right pastor Kevin Swanson advocating for the death penalty for gay people during a 2015 conference he organized and where Mateer agreed to speak. The ad will run in Texas, Maine, Ohio, Alaska, Nevada and South Carolina.

“Jeff Mateer has spent his career promoting bigotry against the LGBTQ community, and he is completely unfit for a lifetime seat on the bench. His record has shown he would not be able to provide a fair hearing for all people in his courtroom,” PFAW President Michael Keegan said. “Senators must make it clear that this kind of hate has no place in our courts and that this nomination should be withdrawn.”

  • FAEN

    Hey Maggie Haberman-still think Trump is the “most pro gay republican ever”?

    • Nowhereman

      Caitlyn’s been pretty quiet lately, too.

      • FAEN

        Until 2020 when she ‘forgets’ what an asshole Trump has been to the LGBT community.

    • Ninja0980

      She’s too busy whining about Nate Silver and others calling her out for her and the NYT’s coverage of Hillary to care.

  • Gustav2

    Sen Portman (R-OH) will not change his vote…it doesn’t matter he has a gay son and 5 years left in his term.

  • JWC

    For such a supposed small group we sure, in their minds,are awfully damned threatening We must be doing something right

  • Ninja0980

    Elections have consequences.
    For everyone who stayed home last year and in 2010 and 2014, you helped make sure guys like this will be on the courts for decades to come.

    • Silver Badger

      Perhaps you should take a poll and find out how many on JMG didn’t vote. Until then, please stop assuming that we didn’t. You are probably wrong.

      • Ninja0980

        I meant in general.

        • Silver Badger

          Just remember, you’re preaching to the choir.

          • Ninja0980

            Sadly, there are a couple of posters here (and some former ones) who need to hear my message and aren’t.

      • Nowhereman

        Hear hear! I’ve voted every damn time since 1972. I rarely win, but I vote.

  • Randy Ellicott

    OT but did anyone read this in the NYTimes? Its freaking hysterical!!
    My Favorite line is this: “Worse still, heterosexual pregnancies typically come about as a direct result of a particular sex act heterosexual adults engage in for the purpose of their own pleasure. Despite years of warnings, public-education campaigns and public-health expenditure, heterosexual couples continue to indulge in this practice knowing full well the consequences and without apparent regard for the cost to society.”
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/28/opinion/heterosexuals-deserve-our-support.html?mwrsm=Facebook

    • Gustav2

      Wait, is that how those people make babies?

      Who knew?

      • JWC

        Just tink off da tousand time we tried an got nuthin

        • Silver Badger

          I’ve never heard of a gay man who needed an abortion.

          • JWC

            me either

      • Christopher
      • Treant

        I thought there was a stork involved!

        This. This…this…oh, boy.

        • vorpal 😼

          Gives me the heebie-jeebies.
          Ugh.

          I’m going to cover my ears and close my eyes and pledge blind faith to the stork version.

          • Treant

            I know, after that I seriously need to suck a dick just to reaffirm the fact that I’m normal and those people are… Are… Just ew.

          • PeterC

            Don’t you know, that story is for the birds.

          • In most places the stork DOES bring babies. However, in Alaska they are brought in by sled dog teams!

          • vorpal 😼

            Not convinced.
            I think it’s entirely possible that all Alaskan children spawn from Bristol’s vagina.
            Perhaps there’s not an appreciable difference.

          • Ok, that idea is just repugnant! Gahk!

      • PickyPecker
        • Chucktech

          … or Quiverfulls…

          • TCinBerkeley

            or Mormon…

            My mom took my youngest sister to get pics at one of those baby picture things that would pop up in backwoods drug stores back in the day. The photographer asked how many kids she had and she told him “5” and he replied “you must be Catholic or Mormon”. LOL. made MY day (we were catlicks).

    • Silver Badger

      Follow the link for a very enjoyable article.

      • Randy Ellicott

        There are some great lines in there, i also love the one about how heteroseuals are forced to lie to ordiscuss sexual intercorse with thier kids when they ask where they are from and us gays can keep it clean!!!

    • vorpal 😼

      Baby: the most expensive STI to manage.
      Also, when it flares up badly, the most unpleasant.

      Heterosexual sex is so weird.

      • As someone who has “caught” that particular STI 4 times I can say that every emotion you can think of is experienced over the course of them growing up. And even though they are all adults and out of the house, still the worry continues, all you want is for them to be happy.

        This is the song 3rd son chose for us to dance to at his wedding. We first heard Iz when we were in Hawaii, and it struck a cord with the both of us…
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

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  • Tawreos

    So they are sending out what amounts to porn for the people that back this creepy asshole.

  • Circ09

    The 5th circuit Supreme Court nominations are just as bad. More than just an already backwards section of Texas is going to be greatly affected for years by the time this administration is over and done.

    Edited to add: I meant 5th Circuit Court of Appeals – Federal Court. Wtf did I put Supreme?

    • Ninja0980

      The 8th circuit nominees are just as bad, especially the one for Nebraska.

    • Nowhereman

      I don’t know, but it made me want to hear some of their music:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ7uXX9K7Sk

    • Yup, Texas Supreme Court Judge Don Willett was nominated yesterday.

      He joined the unanimous, Republican, anti-gay, and non-sensical decision in Pidgeon v Houston effectively declaring that the word “marriage” and the benefits tied to it are separate legal affairs.

      • Ninja0980

        Judicial activism at its finest.

  • Treant

    I’m sure that Republican Senators are totally interested in ethics.

    • Silver Badger

      You’re absolutely correct. Now, I have some ocean front property in Durango I would like to talk to you about, and a sweet little bridge in New York.

      • Treant

        Forsooth! Thou sayest I might purchase yon bridge, and charge a fee to all who doth wish to cross? Say on, good sir!

        (A bastardization of Christopher Stasheff)

    • David Walker

      Totally demonstrable on a daily basis.

  • HZ81

    We do need a religious test: If you’re religious, you fail and aren’t allowed near any branch of government.

  • TheManicMechanic

    These ads are unfortunately ones that the knuckle draggers see as positive and will get out their votes for sure.

    • Treant

      It works the other way as well. Our local Senator’s opponents always have one old guy who calls, saying “So-and-so kills babies!”

      That’s enough to convince me to vote for So-and-so, if the D behind their name wasn’t enough. Which it was.

  • Cuberly
    • Treant
      • greenmanTN

        The similarity is very disturbing.

        https://m.imgur.com/gallery/GLE90jV

        • Treant

          They have similar sanity levels, so…

          • greenmanTN

            One of them is a psychopath who fed on weak-minded people and brainwashed them into doing horrific things.

            The other is Charles Manson.

          • Treant

            There was a recent Lifetime Movie Network movie about the Manson Family. The guys they got to play Manson and Tex were insanely hot.

            I actually found myself getting turned on by a representation of Charles Manson.

            My penis is not a very discriminating creature.

          • greenmanTN

            Thanks for sharing?

            The book “The Life And Times Of Charles Manson” is really very good. It follows Manson from birth and puts him in the perspective of the times. He was a chronically imprisoned sawed-off rock star wannabe who bizarrely found acolytes. It’s very good.

            https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A2813WE/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

          • Treant

            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4800418/

            Seriously. They look better with their shirts off, and in sixties hair.

            I’ll have to check that out! Manson has always been a reflexively negative figure of evil but…everybody comes from somewhere.

          • greenmanTN

            Funny story. My parents never put many limits on me, I read what I wanted, watched what I wanted, etc. But the Helter Skelter TV movie was the first to have a “parental guidance is suggested” warning and they told me I wasn’t allowed to watch it. What?! How very dare you tell me what I can and can’t see!

            So my parents and older brother and sister were watching it and I kept coming up with reasons I had to go into the living room for things I “needed.” But every time I went in I held up a blanket up as a screen, loudly announcing that god forbid I see any of it since even a glimpse would rot my brain!

            (Drama queen? Who, me?!”)

            Not one to be thwarted, I bought the book from a local department store with my allowance. They really should have just let me watch the movie; the book was far more graphic.

            I am not a believer in astrology, but the descriptions of Taurus fit me like a glove. Stubborn doesn’t even begin to cover it.

          • Treant

            Heh, or why my parents never limited me all that much. I had an adult library card from a ridiculously young age.

          • greenmanTN

            My parents wouldn’t let me go see Carrie. So I read the book. Little Miss Hotpants of 5th grade had severe abdominal pains and went home. So I told everyone, with great authority, that she got her period and the first one was always the worst.

            She had appendicitis. Oops!

            But for one brief, shining moment I was an expert! 😁

          • Treant

            Oh, sweet memories. I did that when the nurse kicked everybody out of the room to give them what I advised the rest of the class was “What Every Girl Should Know.”

            I was also, for one brief moment, the expert on menstruation. My teacher was aghast. This occasioned a call to my mother who simply told him it was better than being ignorant about the human body.

          • greenmanTN

            Years later I pitched the mother of all fits until they let me see the movie Halloween, which my brother had seen and liked. I turned into the stereotypical 300 pound black woman during that movie, yelling at the screen. “Don’t you put that knife down! Stab him! Stab him again, you stupid bitch! He ain’t dead!” I was probaby a better show than the movie.

            My brother didn’t live at home, lived in the dorm of a local college.

            A noise woke me up in the middle of the night and this is what I saw.

            http://www.retrocrush.com/scary/hal1.jpg

            “Goddamnit, Jeff, I know that’s you, but if you get any closer I swear to god I’ll kill you just in case!

            He made a special trip home just to do this.

            FWIW, Jamie Leigh Curtis had some funny bits in Scream Queens.

            https://youtu.be/8riSMKPaOTQ

          • Treant

            “Are you supposed to be Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia?”

            Now that was funny.

          • greenmanTN

            The show was all over the place but could at times be very funny.

            https://youtu.be/SsQY2W4VEYA

            In fact at times it seemed totally random, hilarious but very very strange, which coincidentally is also my profile text on gay “dating” sites.

            https://youtu.be/_EnAoHhNiNk

          • Treant

            “On the frog.” 🙂

          • greenmanTN

            I have a very erudite and sophisticated sense of humor… for a 5 year old.

          • Treant

            Ditto. Boner jokes, fart jokes, and poo jokes are funny. No question.

          • greenmanTN

            Making fart noises with your armpit? Hilarious!

          • yes b’y

            I was so jealous of the boys, cause I couldn’t fart with my armpit.

          • greenmanTN

            It’s a talent so few have…

            ?!’

          • greenmanTN

            I’m serious about this. Due to a switch in the lab (PKU test) my parents were told I was mentally handicapped. so my upbringing was a bit… odd. “Why does everyone talk so slow and enunciate so clearly around me?”

          • Treant

            You gotta be kidding! (I know you’re not). Native intelligence is kind of obvious, as a general rule, unless masked by another disability.

          • greenmanTN

            My dad was the one who first noticed the diagnosis didn’t fit. There was an actual hospital meeting over it (my aunt was a nurse anesthetist and sat in).

          • greenmanTN

            It’s funny in a way, but really not, but the reason there was a hospital meeting is that due to a false diagnosis there was a”failure to bond” between a mother and her child (me) and even after the diagnosis was corrected she kept getting me tested over and over again. So my upbringing was… different.

            https://youtu.be/fqM1ttqNA9k

            I actually loved the hateful old bitch and ended up changing her diapers, so it just goes to show… something.

    • Nowhereman

      I guess it’s pointless to ask why it wasn’t sent right away. He didn’t even think about it until Hillary told him about it.

      • David Walker

        He’s still learning about this presidential stuff. Just give him some time. /s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s

        • Chucktech

          Well, geez, he just learned that Puerto Rico is an island surrounded by water. Bigly water. Ocean water. That’s what he’s been hearing.

    • David Walker

      It takes 5 days. That makes it Wednesday…2 WEEKS after. Yeah. We got this under control.

      • Cuberly

        Ugh….

        Though I did read it takes up to 4 days to prep the ship with supplies and ready it to go. But yeah, that should have been the plan from go just from the number and severity of hurricanes in the Atlantic.

    • The_Wretched

      Finally? I’ll take bets that they are ordered back before they actually get to PR.

  • Joseph Miceli

    So, Thom and Wayne, my trivia acquaintances, both voted for Trump. They viciously argued about Hillary’s crookedness and Bernie’s socialism and stated that Trump “loves the gays. He’s pro gay all the way.”
    To Thom and Wayne, fuck you, you stupid racist faggots. Just because a politician hates black people it doesn’t mean they love you.

    • JWC

      If a man’s mind and heart are open to one negative thought it remains open to many

    • Nowhereman

      In my experience, racists are generally also sexist, anti-LGBT, religious bigots and so on and so forth.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Yes but a lot of gay people voted for Trump because they hate blacks too.

  • William

    Thank you Norman Lear!

  • Lawerence Collins

    If it affects one of us. It affects all of us!
    Progressive leadership is the only way back for this country

  • Lazycrockett
    • vorpal 😼

      …because exactly what they need is more money that they couldn’t possibly ever spend in ten lifetimes.

      Sociopathy.

      • LovesIrony

        the cost of congress people continues to rise

    • Todd20036

      Also, note how people ranked 80-95% have a tax INCREASE according to that chart.

      • KnownDonorDad

        And a big percentage of them are committed Trumpistas, no doubt.

  • greenmanTN

    Proof that missing chromosomes is advantageous in some circumstances.

    Have he and Eric Trump ever been seen at the same place at the same time?

  • Rocco Gibraltar

    Just spoke to someone in the office of my senator, Rob Portman of OH. I asked if the senator would vote to confirm a judicial nominee who wants to find Portman’s son worthy of death (cause he’s a gay). And they are going to get back to me. Really, that’s what they said.

    • Friday

      Good drag king name. 🙂

    • His rich donors were probably on the other line and he was seriously considering voting for the guy who wants his son dead.

  • Friday

    The Christianists worship Trump in large part because they want theocratic corruption of those pesky courts.

  • The_Wretched

    Yes, that huge imposition of ‘leave us alone’.

    Also, leviticus doesn’t care for mixed fabrics either.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Decent ad, but does anyone really think in the age of Trump that it will matter? Election have consequences and if nothing else, this one has had more than its share already. You all know who to thank and you all know what needs to be done. The question is, will people be puritanical this time round or will they wise up and realize that the world is not 100% what you want all the time. Again, I post….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/958347f509207651d926c929e8f2a10116857a64c17ddeca5dc32cfb2920c047.jpg

    • joe ho

      They’re already going after AZ’s Kyrsten Sinema saying she’s really a Republican–like Hillary.

      These far left fucktards are why we can’t have nice things. 2000. 2016.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        While it is true Sinema is slightly right of center, she’s still light years ahead of the GOP curve. But as I’ve said, it’s about purity not pragmatic political thinking. To them, pragmatism is a terrible word just like compromise and civil discourse. While the reich wingers are far and away batshit crazy, some on the left do a pretty good imitation.

    • The_Wretched

      Keep yelling at the people you want to do something. I’m sure if you scream at them just one more time, they’ll really really like you. Verbal abuse is a poor motivator.

      • joe ho

        lol. Who knows how many times it takes until you self-destructive far-left fucktards sober up and start acting responsibly? 2000. 2016.

        • Friday

          Different scenarioes, really. In 2000 the plan was to send a message (To a party still trying to ‘run to the center’) and *not* spoil the general election. in 2016 some people just wouldn’t listen when we said *we just can’t afford to lose this one.* If Dubya wasn’t bad enough to wake people up, this mess probably ain’t worth it either.

        • Barry William Teske

          As an outsider looking in I have only one question:
          That pointing finger…
          Did it come with the costume or are you showing off hacks?

          • joe ho

            lol. Bad self-destructive behavior needs to be called out–whether it’s the Trumpanzees or the Bernobos.

            If you’re not pointing your finger at Trump supporters, then you’re a useless piece of shit.

            Now go throw yourself off a very tall building.

          • Barry William Teske

            Well done!
            Good work!
            Excellent example!
            Your response.
            Self-destructive by its own right.
            There are many other ways you could have responded to me.
            I would have apologized and explained myself but…
            Instead you channeled #45.
            Oh and a lil bit of extremist ISIS regarding “throw yourself off a very tall building.”
            See how anger and HATE, when allowed, can germinate within and spread outwards at others.
            So this is me calling you out.
            Sir.
            Please take care.

          • joe ho

            lol. Snowflakes like you are worthless pieces of shit. Find that tall building.

          • Barry William Teske

            Take care puddles…

      • Friday

        That’s ‘yelling?’ Gods.

        • The_Wretched

          Any time the message is that you’re a bad person, it’s yelling.

          • Friday

            That’s not what any of that is.

          • joe ho

            lol. You sure were yelling at Hillary during the campaign season. You really are a fucking waste of space.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        It’s not abuse to remind people of what they did and the consequences that arose from it; it’s called holding people responsible. Nothing I wrote was abusive; terse? yes, but that’s all. The fact remains that in the midterms, choosing to continue to be rigid and puritanical will result in more GOP wins, that’s neither helpful or logical. Like it or not, politics is strategy as well as ideology and compromise, while being a vile word in the books of many purists, is necessary. It’s what adults do and yes, when you’re fixated on continually demanding purity while allowing the GOP to get a firmer grasp on power, you aren’t being adult about the situation, you’re being obstinate. Pointing this harsh reality out isn’t abuse, it’s an object lesson in reality versus wishful thinking.

    • Sorry, you aren’t going to win anyone on the left over by attacking the left.

      (Also, many of the “leftists” here on Joe. My. God. wailing about “DINOs” and “kapos” are quite evidently Republicans in leftist drag who have taken up the mantle of fake Marxist and de facto Trump supporter Bill Perdue.)

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Not attacking, more like firmly reminding.

  • greenmanTN

    Next time I want to hear from idiots I’ll claim to find golden tablets I can translate with the seer stones in my hat.

    But until then, don’t call me, I’ll call you. Mm-kay?

  • LovesIrony

    oh how I dream of having a senator that cared .

    • andrew

      There are many who do and work everyday in an attempt to make things better.

      • LovesIrony

        Alas, I am not so fortunate, Mine are always considered sure r votes. They both voted for devos, one saying he gives great deference to the president on nominee choice. He voted against President Obama’s choice for Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. DEFERENCE my ass:
        I copy this from theatlantic.com
        Appointed by: Barack Obama

        As a student at Phillips Exeter Academy, King rebelled against the strict rules of the elite New England boarding school, and was expelled during his junior year. “I sort of resented adult authority,” he told The New York Times. “At the time, I felt like adults had let me down in my life.” He later graduated from Harvard and began his career teaching high-school social studies in Boston and Puerto Rico. King also co-founded a charter school and served as New York commissioner of education.

        King earned a law degree from Yale, as well as a master’s in education and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Columbia University

  • KnownDonorDad

    I’m confused, I thought Trump was the most pro-LGBT candidate evar1!!1

  • BudClark

    If they preached the TRUTH about Jesus (such as it is) as found in the Holy Gospels, rather than wasting all their pulpit time on Old Testament “clobber the sinner” texts, and support of neanderthal political opinions, they MIGHT get SOMEWHERE, eventually.

  • Vista-Cruiser

    Yes it’s horrible that the Trump keeps naming far-right extremists to the federal courts. But it’s also a direct and foreseeable result of Democratic-leaning Americans no longer bothering to vote in elections.