NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Craig Northcott, the district attorney general for Coffee County, has been under fire for months.

His comments were dug up after he was appointed as a special prosecutor as part of the Glen Casada controversy.

A coalition of Tennessee attorneys submitted a letter on Monday asking for his law competency to be investigated.

“So, what do I do with domestic assaults? On one hand, I don’t prosecute them because I don’t recognize it as marriage. On the other hand, if I don’t prosecute him, then the sinner, the immoral guy, gets less punishment,” Northcott said on the tape. “I said ‘There’s no marriage to protect.’ So I don’t prosecute it as domestic (assault).”

Those comments were made last year at a speaking event.

Northcott claims this is part of his religious beliefs and is protected under the First Amendment.

Earlier this year the Council on American-Islamic Relations called for his job after he called the religion an “evil belief system” on social media. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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