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Jeffress

Robert Jeffress

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Dallas
Evangelical Advisor to President Trump

Said of gay people: “What they [homosexuals] do is filthy. It is so degrading that it is beyond description. And it is their filthy behavior that explains why they are so much more prone to disease.”

Insisted homosexuality “is a miserable lifestyle.”

Said the Supreme Court ruling decriminalizing sodomy constituted “a significant explosion that has weakened the infrastructure of our nation, making our collapse inevitable.”

Insisted that President Obama’s support for LGBTQ rights paves the way for the Antichrist to come to power.

Insisted: “A heterosexual shift is a possibility for all homosexuals who are strongly motivated to change.”

Claimed that the Chamber of Commerce’s support for fair LGBT business practices makes it a bigger threat than ISIS.

Equated marriage equality with incest, bestiality: “If you are going to redefine marriage to be more inclusive, why stop with two women or two men? Why not be even more inclusive and say marriage can be one man and three women? Who has the right to tell polygamists they can’t express their sexuality? Or what’s to keep a man from marrying his 13-year-old daughter? Or what’s to keep a woman from marrying her cat?”

Likened homosexuality to plugging TV into wrong outlet.

Said the US Supreme Court’s ruling for marriage equality was “tragic” and “represents a collective shaking of our fists in God’s face saying, ‘We don’t care what You say about life’s most important relationship. We know best.’”

Equated the supposed unfair treatment of anti-LGBT Christians like himself to the treatment of Jews during the Holocaust.

 

The GLAAD Accountability Project catalogs anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and discriminatory actions of politicians, commentators, organization heads, religious leaders, and legal figures, who have used their platforms, influence and power to spread misinformation and harm LGBTQ people.