August 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Trump donates $100,000 to anti-gay church
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Donald Trump reportedly donated $100,000 to an anti-LGBT church. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

GREENWELL SPRINGS, La. — Donald Trump has reportedly made a donation to Family Research Council President Tony Perkins’ Louisiana church.

Reports indicate Trump made a $100,000 donation to the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in the wake of historic floods that inundated large swaths of south Louisiana. The church acknowledged on its Facebook page that Trump is “sending a financial contribution . . . to aid our efforts,” but it did not disclose the amount of money he is donating.

Perkins — who is the church’s interim pastor — said he and his family used a canoe to evacuate their home on Aug. 13 as floodwaters swamped it. He said during an interview on his radio program the flood also inundated buildings on his church’s property.

“This is a flood of, I would have to say, near biblical proportions,” said Perkins.   

Perkins said that Hurricane Joaquin, which devastated portions of the Bahamas last fall was a “message” from God about same-sex marriage and abortion. The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated the Family Research Council as a hate group.

Trump and Mike Pence visited Baton Rouge, La., on Aug. 19. President Obama toured the area on Aug. 23.

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