Donald Trump, the Republican Party's
presumptive nominee for the White House, is expected to announce a
religious advisory board this week.
According to The Wall Street
Journal, the board, which could include as many as 30 leaders, is
likely to include televangelist Paula White, Liberty University
President Jerry Falwell, Jr., Southern Baptist pastor Robert
Jeffress, Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed, Student
Leadership University President Jay Stack, and the current and past
presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ronnie Floyd and Jack
Trump is expected to meet privately
with hundreds of religious leaders on Tuesday in New York City.
All of the candidates listed by the
oppose LGBT rights. The announcement comes as Trump continues to
assert that he's a better friend to the LGBT community than Hillary
Clinton, his Democratic rival.
Jeffress has warned that gay rights
will “pave the way for the future world dictator, the Antichrist,”
while Floyd once said that Satan
is using the “gay lifestyle” to destroy cultural values.
Graham recently said that “the LBGT [sic] promotes a godless agenda”
and has previously encouraged
officials to ignore the Supreme Court's finding that gay and
lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry.