Donald Trump did donate $100,000 after flooding devastated Lousiana, killing thirteen people while displacing tens of thousands of residents. So far, that sounds great. Reporters couldn’t seem to track down the generous donation but perhaps they didn’t think his benefactor would be a church where Tony Perkins, the anti-gay pastor, offers services as an interim pastor. Donald donated the badly needed funds to a local hate group.
The Daily News Bin reports:
Trump’s six figure ‘donation’ actually went to a group called the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, which is a local front for ‘interim pastor’ Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council – a notorious anti LGBT entity disguised as a family values group and now disguised as a church. Perkins lost his home in the flood, a story which garnered significant headlines for its irony after so many anti-gay ‘pastors’ had previously claimed that Hurricane Katrina had hit Louisiana as part of God’s wrath against gay people.
Perkins is not a believer of global warming. Instead, he thinks that “climate change alarmists” made it up in order to promote homosexuality.
Now it appears Donald Trump may simply have been giving the $100,000 to the Tony Perkins-fronted group so that he could rebuild his own home. That’s all well and good, except that Perkins is a wealthy man in addition to being a hateful bigot, and could easily have his house rebuilt himself. In fact his Council is regularly on the receiving end of massive contributions from corrupt conservative billionaires.
The Advocate reports:
The Greenwell Springs church’s website includes a ‘Statement on Marriage and Sexuality,’ which reads in part:
We believe that any form of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography or any attempt to change one’s sex, or disagreement with one’s biological sex, is sinful and offensive to God.
Like a hero, Donald swooped in to help the wealthy bigoted pastor so that he could rebuild. This could have been Donald’s outreach moment where he could have donated to poorer areas instead of a church full of bigots. 80 percent of the congregation at the church where Perkins serves as interim pastor was impacted by the flooding. God hath spoken.
Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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