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A donation of $100,000 from presidential candidate Donald Trump meant to help victims of Louisiana's devastating flood was made to Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, where Tony Perkins of the anti-LGBT hate group Family Research Council (FRC) is acting as interim pastor. The Advocate reports.
The move has raised eyebrows in light of the church's stance on homosexuality and bisexuality.
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"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," reads the "Statement on Marriage and Sexuality" that is posted on the church's website.
Perkins, who is serving as Greenwell Springs Baptist Church's interim pastor, also served on the Republican National Committee's platform committee that, in addition to continued opposition to same-sex marriage and transgender rights, endorsed "ex-gay" conversion therapy.
Snopes notes that while there has been no confirmation as to whether the Trump donation was even made, it may not necessarily benefit Perkins of FRC directly. At this point, it's unclear as to where the alleged funds might be going and what they'll be used for.