Now that Donald Trump has created his evangelical advisory board, we have a little more insight into just how “pro-LGBT” he really is.
Former Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann leads an alphabetical list of names announced by Donald Trump's campaign on Tuesday as the presumptive Republican nominee's evangelical executive advisory board.
Along with Bachmann, the campaign announced the additions radio host and Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr, Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed, among more than two dozen names.
Right, Bachmann, who compared being gay to “enslavement;” Dobson, who has equated homosexuality with “incest” and said legalizing “pedophilia” is a goal of the LGBT movement; and Reed, who has claimed the social science is “irrefutable” (yet totally nonexistent) that children are better off being raised in opposite-sex households.
Alvin McEwen is calling this Trump’s “Legion of Homophobia”—that seems about right. Media Matters provided a pretty great graphic below.
Here’s the full list, as shared by the campaign:
· Michele Bachmann - Former Congresswoman
· A.R. Bernard - Senior Pastor and CEO, Christian Cultural Center
· Mark Burns - Pastor, Harvest Praise and Worship Center
· Tim Clinton - President, American Association of Christian Counselors
· Kenneth and Gloria Copeland - Founders, Kenneth Copeland Ministries
· James Dobson - Author, Psychologist and Host, My Family Talk
· Jerry Falwell, Jr. - President, Liberty University
· Ronnie Floyd - Senior Pastor, Cross Church
· Jentezen Franklin - Senior Pastor, Free Chapel
· Jack Graham - Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
· Harry Jackson - Senior Pastor, Hope Christian Church
· Robert Jeffress - Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Dallas
· David Jeremiah - Senior Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church
· Richard Land – President, Southern Evangelical Seminary
· James MacDonald – Founder and Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel
· Johnnie Moore - Author, President of The KAIROS Company
· Robert Morris - Senior Pastor, Gateway Church
· Tom Mullins – Senior Pastor, Christ Fellowship
· Ralph Reed - Founder, Faith and Freedom Coalition
· James Robison - Founder, Life OUTREACH International
· Tony Suarez - Executive Vice President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
· Jay Strack - President, Student Leadership University
· Paula White - Senior Pastor, New Destiny Christian Center
· Tom Winters - Attorney, Winters and King, Inc.
· Sealy Yates – Attorney, Yates and Yates