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.

Linked homosexuality and bestiality: “There are a disproportionate amount of assaults against children by homosexuals than by heterosexuals, you can’t deny that, and the reason is very clear: homosexuality is perverse, it represents a degradation of a person’s mind and if a person will sink that low and there are no restraints from God’s law, then there is no telling to whatever sins he will commit as well."

Said of transgender people: “Gender identity confusion is an emotional disorder, that should be treated professionally, and compassionately. Gender identity confusion should not be exploited by social activists like those in the [President Barack] Obama administration who want to deny the God-given distinction between the sexes. This is a rebellion against God's plan.”

Insistedt “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.

Preached a two part sermon entitled “Why Gay Is Not Okay.”

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.