A Western Australian One Nation candidate in the state’s upcoming election has claimed that the LGBTI community are using a Nazi-style “mind control program” to convince people to support marriage equality.
In November, candidate Michelle Meyers (pictured, with One Nation leader Pauline Hanson) made the bizarre claims in a lengthy rant on her publicly-available Facebook page.
“Are you wondering why even some Christians are being swayed by the gender industry’s pitch and push 4 same sex ‘marriage’ and acceptance of fake families?” Ms Meyers asked in the Facebook post, first unearthed by Out In Perth.
In the same post, Ms Meyers said the LGBTI community’s push for marriage equality used a “carefully contrived but disingenuous mind control program, melded together by two Norwegian homosexuals” and utilises “many of the strategies developed by the Soviets and then the Nazis” with “devastating results”.
As news spread of the candidate’s comments, marriage equality supporters flooded the comments sections of the top posts on Ms Meyers’ Facebook page with rainbows and pro-LGBTI photos.
And in a hilarious response, veteran equality campaigners Shelley Argent and Rodney Croome took to Facebook to flex their mind control powers to try and get even more federal politicians to support marriage equality.
The pair posted a selfie, with Shelley writing: “A One Nation candidate has said we use mind control to convert people to marriage equality so Rodney and I are trying it on MPs who are still against. Has it worked yet?”
Several One Nation hopefuls have found themselves in hot water over anti-gay comments. Queensland candidate Shan Ju Lin was disendorsed in January for a Facebook post claiming LGBTI people “need treatments”.
But the party stood by another Queensland candidate, Tracey Bell-Henselin, who suggested on Facebook that LGBTI people were trying to “destroy families”.
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