Earlier of this week, Donald Trump told us all to “ask the gays” who they felt would better protect them in wake of the LGBT hate crime that left 49 people dead and 53 injured. In his bizarre speech he said:
The LGBT community, the gay community, the lesbian community — they are so much in favor of what I’ve been saying over the last three or four days. Ask the gays what they think and what they do, in, not only Saudi Arabia, but many of these countries, and then you tell me — who’s your friend, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?
The LGBT community responded on Twitter and let him know exactly how much they loathe him and it was pretty epic. Anyway, just ONE day after he claimed to be a champion for LGBT rights, the Republican presidential candidate retweeted a picture of himself with anti-gay Pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress:
In 2012, Jeffress told his congregation that gay people lead a “miserable lifestyle” and his flock should support “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.” He also linked homosexuals to pedophiles, saying:
Amazingly, some gay activists don’t even try to hide the link between homosexuality and pedophilia. There are some who are right now are actively involved in trying to legalize sex between adults and children by lowering the age of consent or removing it altogether.
In 2013, the “pastor” said that gay people are “more likely to be molesters”:
Not only does he hate gay people, he thinks that abortion caused 9/11, once saying:
Surely, God doesn’t use pagans to bring judgment upon his own people, does he?” Jeffress asked rhetorically. “Just read the Bible, God will not allow sin to go unpunished and he certainly won’t allow the sacrifice of children to go unpunished.
After seeing all of this and the tweet Trump so proudly reshared, one thing is clear: Donald Trump is definitely the best presidential candidate to make “the gays'” lives a living hell and that is why Pastor Jeffress is hanging out with him.
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