The One Nation candidate already under fire for describing single mothers as “too lazy to attract a mate” also railed against marriage equality in 2015, it’s emerged.
In a written piece for the conservation publication Quadrant in August 2015, first unearthed by PerthNow, West Australian One Nation candidate David Archibald (pictured) wrote that only a “degenerate culture” would allow marriage equality.
Mr Archibald acknowledged LGBTI people are “born that way” but wrote that “homosexual marriage” would devalue the institution because marriage was for the purpose of procreation.
“That was the case at least until recently and the notion that some people should be allowed to get married just because they would like to join the club of married people,” he wrote.
“That can only lead to a bitter harvest of broken marriages and abandoned children if the notion of marriage is cheapened and lessened and broadened by including people who are not entering into the state of married bliss in order to produce offspring.
“It is not about a pair of homosexuals being able to look gooey-eyed at each other, it is about undermining civilisation and making our culture more like African-American culture with its 70 per cent illegitimacy rate.”
He also theorised homosexuality was an evolutionary trait that allowed “the rest of the males” to be “more male-like”.
Mr Archibald faced outrage earlier this week over comments he made in the same publication about single mothers.
“These are women too lazy to attract and hold a mate, undoing the work of possibly 3 million years of evolutionary pressure,” he wrote.
“This will result in a rapid rise in the portion of the population that is lazy and ugly.”
Seemingly in response to calls to disendorse Mr Archibald, Pauline Hanson tweeted: “To all the fat lazy politicians & fat lazy journalists in the fat lazy media playing fat lazy, PC, identity politics- The answer is no.”
Earlier this month One Nation dropped Queensland candidate Shan Ju Lin after she said that gay people “should be treated as patients” and “need treatments”.
But One Nation stood by another Queensland candidate, Tracey Bell-Henselin, who suggested on social media that LGBTI people were trying to destroy families.