Donald Trump on Thursday announced the formation of a 35-member Catholic Advisory Council.

Included on the council are former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, both of whom are vocal opponents of LGBT rights.

“The formation of this group represents Donald J. Trump's endorsement of a range of issues and policies important to Catholics and other Christians, and his desire to have access to the wise counsel of such leaders,” the Trump campaign said in announcing the council.

The announcement links to a page titled Issues of Importance to Catholics, where Trump is quoted as saying that he will nominate justices to the Supreme Court “like the late and beloved great Catholic thinker and jurist Justice Antonin Scalia, who will strictly interpret the Constitution and not legislate from the bench.”

In another section of the page, Trump reiterates his support for the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), a controversial bill before Congress that would protect opponents of marriage equality.

Santorum, who lost the GOP presidential nomination to Trump, is best known for his 2003 comparison of same-sex marriage to “man on dog” relationships, which propelled him onto the national stage.

During both his presidential campaigns, Santorum repeatedly reiterated his opposition to marriage equality, saying that such unions would lead to America's destruction and “disintegrate” the American family.

Governor Brownback defended Kansas' voter-approved constitutional amendment which defined marriage as a heterosexual union.