GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday met with Christian conservative Tony Perkins in flood-ravaged Louisiana.

Trump toured areas affected by the deadly rains, ignoring the request of Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards for politicians to hold off on visiting the area.

Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council (FRC) and the interim pastor at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, according to the church's website. Perkins welcomed Trump and running mate Mike Pence to the church.

“You're going to be fine,” Trump is quoted by Reuters as telling several dozen supporters gathered outside.

On Friday, Perkins knocked President Barack Obama's response to the flooding, saying during an appearance on Fox News' Fox and Friends that Trump “could have sent a post card and it would be more than Barack Obama has done.” Obama is expected to tour the area on Tuesday.

Perkins earlier said that he and his family were forced to escape their home by canoe, calling the flood of “near biblical proportions” and a sign that God considers them “worthy of suffering for his sake.”

His comments were met with skepticism due to previous remarks that natural disasters are sent by God as a sign that he's angry about the path America is headed down.

During an interview last year, Perkins agreed with Rabbi Jonathan Cahn's statement that God had sent Hurricane Joaquin to Hawaii because he was angry about the legalization of marriage equality and abortion. “God is trying to send us a message,” Perkins is quoted as saying.

In a video posted on the Trump campaign's Twitter account, the presidential candidate is seen talking to Evangelist Franklin Graham outside the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church.

Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham and head of the Billy Graham Evangelist Association, is also a vocal opponent of LGBT rights.

Last year, Graham defended Perkins' opposition to LGBT rights after the FRC president was asked on Face the Nation whether his group deserves to be labeled an “anti-gay hate group.”

“Just because Christians take a stand aligned with what the Word of God says is true, that doesn't mean we are anti-gay. It means that we love people enough to warn them,” Graham wrote in a Facebook post.

(Related: Franklin Graham insists he and Tony Perkins are not anti-gay.)

The optics of the meeting would seem to undermine Trump's claim that he's better for the LGBT community than Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival. Trump has claimed that his immigration policies will keep all Americans safe, including the LGBT community.

“As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology, believe me,” he said in accepting the GOP nomination for president in Cleveland.

(Related: Mike Pence opposed bill promoting gay rights abroad.)