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‘We Discriminate, Alright? On the Basis of Sexual Orientation, We Discriminate’ Against LGBT People Says Jeff Mateer

Jeff Mateer is President Donald Trump’s nominee to become a United States District judge for the Eastern District of Texas. His Senate confirmation hearing is expected to be held shortly. If confirmed, LGBT people will find it harder to receive justice in Texas.

In a 2015 speech Mateer proudly admitted he discriminates against gay people, because they’re gay.

https://soundcloud.com/user-320251833/jeff-mateers-speeches-to-the-national-religious-liberties-conference

“Guess what?” Mateer told attendees at the National Religious Liberties Conference, as Vice News reports. “I attend a conservative Baptist church. We discriminate, alright? On the basis of sexual orientation, we discriminate,” he fully acknowledged (audio above, near the end of the 5-minute clip.)

“Does that mean I can’t be a judge? In some states, I think that’s true, unfortunately,” Mateer, who at the time served as general counsel for First Liberty Institute, a far right wing Christian legal organization with ties to Trump. Little did he know just two years later that statement would be tested.

That year, Mateer also made other outrageous remarks.

The concept of “separation of church and state” is “nowhere” in the Constitution,” Mateer claimed, because the phrase itself is not.

He said the federal government’s diversity training is “nothing less than brainwashing with the Left’s agenda on LGBT.” He told attendees they should try to get out of diversity training by saying it “violates” their religious beliefs. 

Mateer lamented that there are no Evangelical Christians on the U.S. Supreme Court, and said, “We need a Republican president who does a good job of appointing people who believe the way we do.”

So much for the rule of law.

Mateer thinks “no honest attorney” would support the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling that found same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage. 

And of course, in Obergefell,” Mateer said, “the Supreme Court found, in a 5-4 decision, with Justice Kennedy adding the fifth vote on this one, found that somewhere lurking in the 14th Amendment, unknown to any lawyer for decades since its adoption right after the Civil War, somewhere in there, is a right, a fundamental right for two people of the same sex to marry. … There’s no honest attorney, no honest constitutional scholar, that would say that this decision [Obergefell] stands on its rationale.”

And finally, Mateer thinks LGBT people are “challenges” for Christians.

It’s people like you, people who are in their churches, who are now being told, ‘We have to do this,’ or ‘do I have to do this? Do I have to marry same-sex couples? Do I have to allow a same-sex couple to use my facility? Do I have to admit, at our Christian school, do I have to admit a same-sex couple’s child?’ Challenges after challenges, all in light of [the] Obergefell [decision].”

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‘Groveling Before White Supremacists’: GOP Senate Candidate Slammed for ‘Going Fully Anti-Semitic’

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A Republican candidate for the seat currently held by retiring U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) was both criticized for antisemitism and mocked for accidentally yet accurately linking extremism with conservatism on Monday.

Venture capitalist J.D. Vance, whose former boss, billionaire PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel has invested $10 million in a PAC supporting him, posted the strange tweet attacking the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL is a civil rights organization dedicated to “monitoring, tracking and responding to antisemitism in the United States.” Vance is the author of “Hillbilly Elegy.”

He retweeted this post from disclose.tv and called the ADL “a joke of an organization that just goes after conservatives.”

Some slammed Vance’s tweet as antisemitic:

Others just mocked him for accidentally speaking the truth about “extremist and hate movements.”

 

 

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Psaki Forced to Explain COVID Basics to Fox News Reporter Asking ‘Whose Fault’ Is It Pandemic Cases Spiking

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday was forced to explain the basics of the coronavirus pandemic to Fox News reporter Peter Doocy after he tried to blame the increase in COVID-19 cases on President Joe Biden, bt asking, “whose fault” is it that the numbers are “going in the wrong direction.”

Naturally, the answer is those who could be vaccinated yet are still refusing to do so.

“On COVID Dr. Fauci says we’re going in the wrong direction. Whose fault is that?” Doocy asked.

“Well,” Psaki replied, “I would say first what he was referring to is the fact that because there are still a large population of people in this country who were unvaccinated. And we have the most transmissible variants that we’ve seen since the beginning of the pandemic that more people are getting sick with COVID, and that’s not, those numbers are not moving in the right direction. I think that’s accurate and you can see it by data.”

Doocy works for one of the top conservative cable channels that possibly has spread more coronavirus and vaccine disinformation than almost any other.

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IT'S NOT A GAME

McCarthy Attacks Cheney and Kinzinger as ‘Pelosi Republicans’ – Says He’ll ‘See’ After Call to Punish Them

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Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is responding to a growing chorus of his House GOP caucus members, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who are calling on him to “punish” Representatives Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for agreeing to sit on the U.S. Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.

“The push to seek punishment rose to a new level on Sunday, after Pelosi announced that Kinzinger had accepted her invitation to join the committee. Initially, most rank-and-file Republicans were content to let Cheney serve without much of a fight, but Kinzinger’s addition has changed the conversation and has put a new level of pressure on McCarthy,” CNN reports.

Some members, including Gaetz, want McCarthy to strip the two Republicans of all their committee assignments but CNN notes Speaker Pelosi could merely re-appoint them. Regardless, the extremists on the right “believe Cheney and Kinzinger need to be reprimanded for not remaining loyal to the conference.”

The Daily Mail’s Emily Goodin reports McCarthy is indulging his more Trumpian tendencies, calling Cheney and Kinzinger names.

Meanwhile, Rep. Gaetz makes clear he sees all this as just a game, angry that one of the GOP’s best “players” has been benched.

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