Jenna Ellis, Trump’s newest campaign advisor, is an anti-LGBTQ extremist
President Donald Trump has added a new name to his roll call of far-right people he can draw on with cable news pundit Jenna Ellis being his newest campaign advisor.
Ellis is regarded as an anti-LGBTQ extremist with ties to a Christian hate group that is targeting the LGBTQ community.
Recently, she attacked Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg in a Facebook post for calling on God, saying “he should read for himself what his Creator says about homosexuality in the Bible.”
She has also commented against the Muslims in the wake of the Orlando shooting in 2016.
Jenna Ellis and her anti-LGBTQ history
Ellis had first joined the Trump administration in November as a senior legal advisor for the Trump campaign, reportedly because Trump thought she looked on TV.
She regularly writes for the Washington Examiner’s Beltway Confidential blog and appears frequently on cable TV as a representative of the Trump 2020 campaign.
Previously, she had worked as a director for the James Dobson Family Institute, which is named after and led by the anti-LGBTQ conservative commentator. Dobson also started Focus on the Family, an anti-LGBTQ hate group.
Last year, she testified at a Colorado House committee hearing against a measure that sought to protect LGBTQ youth from the practice of conversion therapy.
When a California bill categorizing conversion therapy as fraud was being considered, she said it was “one of the most serious attacks against freedom of speech ever contemplated in US history this week.”
Jenna Ellis’ comments against the LGBTQ and Muslims
In the 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub that targeted LGBTQ people, Ellis condemned domestic terrorism but said the attack was being used to legitimize homosexuality and LGBTQ rights.
“Let me be clear—the Orlando shooting was absolutely terrible and tragic. But the response to this tragedy should not be embracing and advocating for gay rights,” she wrote.
In the aftermath of the 2016 Orlando shooting, Ellis also slammed Islam: “Islam is not freedom. It’s not peaceful. It is not Liberty. It is not American.”
Ironically, she goes on to state: “No one ever deserves to be targeted because of who they are.”
A compilation of Ellis’ comments against the LGBTQ
Ellis had also attacked the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in 2015 through Obergefell v. Hodges.
She said 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.”
She also targeted the Stonewall Inn being made a national monument, writing that it was a “national monument to our open embrace and celebration of sin.”
Commenting Ellis on the higher rates of HIV among gay and bisexual men, she said: “We cannot escape God’s moral law and His supremacy.”
She also said: “Whether or not homosexuals are nice, wise people, or misunderstood, or mean is not the issue. Sin is always sin, even if nice people commit it.”