One Nation candidate Shan Ju Lin says gays ‘need treatments’


One Nation candidate Shan Ju Lin has suggested in a Facebook post that gay people “should be treated as patients” and “need to receive treatments”.

The Taiwanese-Australian is the political party’s candidate for the seat of Bundamba in the upcoming Queensland state election.

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Screenshots published by The Huffington Post from Shan’s personal Facebook page show the candidate posted a link to an outdated news story about a US couple accused of sexual assaulting their adopted children.

She wrote in the now-deleted post: “Abnormal sexual behaviour leads to abnormal crime.

“Gays should be treated as patients, they need to receive treatments.”

The couple in the story, George Harasz and Douglas Wirth, were accused in 2011 but cleared of any wrongdoing in 2014.

The same day, Ms Lin also shared a link to a news story about South Australia’s new education policy supporting transgender students, with the caption “Worldwide problems.”

In December, she posted a photoshopped image of US President Barack Obama in drag to her Facebook to criticise his progress on LGBTI issues.

Ms Ju Lin also caused controversy last month when she defended One Nation party leader Pauline Hanson’s 1996 claim Australia was “being swamped by Asians” and said “good Asians” would support the party in the upcoming state poll.

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