President Donald Trump’s newest campaign advisor is an anti-LGBTQ extremist with ties to a Christian hate group that targets queer people. Jenna Ellis, a frequent cable news pundit, will be Trump’s new legal adviser despite a long history of making vile comments about the LGBTQ community.
After the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub that targeted Latino LGBTQ people, Ellis penned a column that condemned the domestic terrorism but also complained that it was being used to legitimize homosexuality and LGBTQ rights.
Ellis has claimed that “Christians cannot follow God and accept or condone or participate in homosexuality”; and said gay and bisexual men have higher rates of HIV because “we cannot escape God’s moral law and His supremacy” according to Media Matters.
She also promoted conversion therapy – the discredited practice of trying to turn someone straight. All major medical associations say the practice is harmful to the mental and physical health of those who endure it.
Following the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, Ellis wrote in her book that the decision “told the LGBT community that their homosexual lifestyle was not just legal privately, but morally validated openly through government recognition and social celebration and therefore equally as valued as heterosexual unions.”
Ellis has already actively attacked out Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg over his sexual orientation.
“If Pete Buttigieg is going to invoke the name of his Creator,” she wrote on Facebook, “he should read for himself what his Creator says about homosexuality in the Bible. Truth doesn’t change, regardless of the culture or the Dems’ identity politics.”
Another post linked an article reporting the Stonewall Inn was being made a national monument. “A national monument to our open embrace and celebration of sin,” she wrote to accompany it.
Ellis formerly worked for the James Dobson Family Institute. The group’s founder and namesake also started Focus on the Family, one of the most vociferous anti-LGBTQ hate groups in the nation.
Trump reportedly hired her because she looked good on television.