Presidential candidate Donald Trump recently visited the flood-ravaged state of Louisiana to inspect the damage and make a donation. After the fact, reports came out stating that Trump distributed relief supplies that he did not purchase and only made the $100,000 donation under pressure.
That donation has also come under fire since it was discovered the money was funneled directly to a church led by Tony Perkins, a fiery pastor who pushes a strong anti-gay and anti-choice agenda with the Family Research Council.
Under Perkins’ leadership, the council has fought life-saving stem cell research, preached against homosexuality and pornography and said that Christianity is the only way to a stable society. Perkins has often insisted there is a connection between homosexuality and pedophilia, and when natural disasters strike, they are coming directly from God for the sin of “choosing” to be gay.
Trump’s donation has people worried he is trying to gain favor with extremists out of desperation for votes. Most polls show Hillary Clinton with a notable lead over Trump, and some experts are saying his campaign is dead. With only 10 weeks remaining before the election, every move Trump makes will be closely scrutinized to determine his motives.