A prominent Muslim civil rights group is joining the growing opposition to President Trump's Army secretary nominee, Mark Green.

Muslim Advocates on Monday issued a statement calling past rhetoric from Green, a Tennessee state senator, against Muslims and the LGBT community "deplorable."

"You can't lead a diverse Army while having contempt for diversity," said Scott Simpson, the group's public advocacy director.

"Our armed forces are filled with patriotic Americans of all faiths, races, sexual orientations and gender identities, and Mark Green's naked bigotry disqualifies him for the job of Army Secretary."

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