Top Trump Campaign Aide Claimed Same-Sex Marriage Would Lead To Bestiality, Pedophilia

A top adviser and lawyer for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has a history of pushing anti-gay positions, according to a report by CNN’s KFile.

Jenna Ellis, an attorney who previously served as the director of public policy at the socially conservative James Dobson Family Institute, criticized the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, and predicted it would lead to societally accepted and even legalized bestiality and pedophilia.

“We are saying any sexual urge is valid,” Ellis said in 2016. “So pedophilia, why is that any different than any other form of love? Love is love, right?”

Ellis also repeatedly attacked the Supreme Court’s 2003 decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which overturned state laws that criminalized homosexual activity between consenting adults, reports CNN.

CNN’s KFile reports that Ellis’ anti-gay remarks were made between 2014 and 2019, before she joined the Trump campaign in November 2019.

CNN reports:

Ellis’s rise in the Trump orbit comes as the Trump administration has rolled back some Obama-era measures designed to advance LGBTQ equality, including rescinding rules on bathrooms for transgender students, effectively banning transgender people from joining the military and moving to scrap anti-discrimination policies for LGBTQ healthcare patients.

Meanwhile, the Trump campaign has made some efforts to appeal to LGBTQ voters. In December 2019, the Trump campaign began selling LGBTQ Pride merchandise on its website and last month hosted a virtual campaign training seminar with the Log Cabin Republicans, the pro-gay rights conservative group, to court Texas LGBTQ voters.

In a 2016 presentation to a conservative activist meeting in Denver called “The U.S. Constitution and It’s [sic] Origins,” Ellis said that legalizing same-sex marriage would set the stage for legal pedophilia and bestiality.

“We’re going to completely ignore what the truth says, what God says, and we’re going to redefine marriage,” said Ellis, arguing that the Obergefell decision would lead to “consequences” such as bestiality and pedophilia.

“It doesn’t yet impose restrictions on churches or First Amendment privileges, but we’re heading there. And it’s setting the stage for polyamory, bestiality and eventually pedophilia,” she said.

Speaking in May 2016 on’s radio show, a Christian advocacy program airing on Los Angeles-area radio and the internet, Ellis argued that bestiality and pedophilia would soon be viewed as valid.

“What’s going to happen with that is that ultimately things like bestiality is going to be approved and especially pedophilia,” she said. “Because like I said, how the progressives are attacking these issues in multiple ways. I really predict that in the next few years even pedophilia is going to be more and more accepted because two things are happening. One, we are saying any sexual urge is valid. So pedophilia, why is that any different than any other form of love? Love is love, right?”

Read KFile’s full report, here.