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Ivanka Trump Smiled Next To Anti-LGBTQ Evangelical Leaders

Ivanka Trump enjoyed a White House dinner with about a hundred evangelical Christian leaders, many of whom believe same-sex marriage is sinful, The Daily Beast reported.

Trump tweeted last June that she was “proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.” But LGBTQ activists have since raised questions about whether she’s actually an ally while serving in her father’s administration.

During the dinner, Ivanka was featured in photographs with many people who have made homophobic and prejudiced remarks.

Pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, who posed with Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, has said he believes that gay marriage is the creation of Satan and that advocates of those marriages “want to destroy the very image of God upon the planet. This is a demonic happening in our midst.”

He also believes that the “Supreme Court is not supreme…under no condition do we have to follow laws that violate the word of God.”

Ivanka was also pictured with former Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has criticized the “evil” in State Department’ pursuit of a “Gay agenda,” and with Pastor Robert Jeffress, who thinks homosexuality as “perverse… a degradation of a person’s mind.”

Contact Aisha Tahir at tahir@forward.com

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