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.

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