Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Tuesday announced the formation of his Evangelical Executive Advisory Board after meeting privately with hundreds of religious leaders.

“I have such tremendous respect and admiration for this group and I look forward to continuing to talk about the issues important to Evangelicals, and all Americans, and the common sense solutions I will implement when I am President,” Trump said in a statement.

The 22-member board includes former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr., Cross Church senior pastor Ronnie Floyd, Hope Christian Church senior pastor Harry Jackson, televangelist Kenneth Copeland, First Baptist Church of Dallas senior pastor Robert Jeffress, and Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed.

Bachmann spent much of her political career heaving anti-gay rhetoric and denouncing President Barack Obama's “dangerous policies.”

As a Minnesota state senator, Bachmann sponsored a resolution which sought to constitutionally define marriage as a heterosexual union.

At a 2012 event sponsored by the Christian conservative group The Family Leader, Bachmann said she was prompted to introduce the amendment by the 2003 Massachusetts Supreme Court decision that legalized gay nuptials in that state.

Bachmann, a 2012 candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has blamed the imminent rapture on President Barack Obama's support for marriage equality and a nuclear arms deal with Iran.

Dobson has warned that allowing gay couples to marry would lead to a second civil war and the end of religious freedom.

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.

The board's formation comes as Trump continues to assert that he's a better friend to the LGBT community than Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival.