Christian conservative Tony Perkins on Wednesday reacted to the news that the U.S. military has released a handbook to assist transgender service members.

Release of the 71-page manual comes three months after the Pentagon lifted its ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.

Perkins, who helms the Family Research Council (FRC), made his remarks in conversation with Jerry Boykin, FRC's executive vice president, on the group's Washington Watch radio program.

“So we see the administration pushing forward without congressional input on integrating transgenders [sic] into our nation’s military,” Perkins said. “What else can this administration do to the military other than just disband it?”

Elsewhere on the program, he added: “I probably need to take it back when I said that the only thing worse the president could do would be to disband the military. Actually, that might even be better. We’re probably better off without a military that is not compromised, because we think we have a military that’s defending our country and able to do that but we have a military that in many ways is a hollowed-out shell.”

Perkins was sitting next to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump last week when the candidate suggested that he would roll back the policy under his administration.

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