Dr. Robert Jeffress/Twitter

Donald Trump took the stage at a rally in Dallas on Thursday night and proclaimed: "LGBT community is starting to like Donald Trump very, very much lately."

Then he walked off stage and went to snap a picture with his "friend," Robert Jeffress, known in Texas as one of that state's biggest homophobes.

Among the bigoted things that Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Dallas, has said about LGBT people during his career is that LGBT activists are "a bigger threat than ISIS," as he told a radio audience last month.

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Jeffress has also compared the treatment of Christians who oppose LGBTQ equality to the treatment of Jewish people during the Holocaust, and says that increased public acceptance of marriage equality is a sign of the Antichrist.

Earlier in the year, Jeffress endorsed Trump and claimed there would be a massive Christian "boycott" of the Republican Party if Trump was not the nominee.

Trump has recently attempted to court LGBTQ voters by pitting their community against Muslims in the wake of the massacre in Orlando, Florida.

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At that same Dallas rally, he suggested that he'd be better for the gay community than Hillary Clinton because her family foundation has accepted donations from countries where LGBT people are oppressed.

"As far as gays are concerned, they throw them off buildings," Trump told the crowd. "They kill gays in these countries. So you tell me: Who is better for the gay community and who is better for women than Donald Trump?"