One Nation candidate Shan Ju Lin has labeled LGBTI people 'patients who need treatment' in a tirade set off by an out-of-date news story.
Ju Lin shared a 2015 story on Facebook on Friday about a U.K. couple who faced court over allegations of rape.
They were cleared of all charges that same year, yet the article Ju Lin shared did not indicate that.
Ju Lin accompanied the post with the remarks: "Abnormal sex behaviour leads to abnormal crime. Gays should be treated as patients, they need to receive treatments."
Ju Lin has been contacted to clarify her comments.
It's not the first time the candidate has posted anti-gay material on her social media account, including sharing dodgy Photoshop images of Barack Obama in make up and pride flags.
The Taiwanese-Australian candidate also caused controversy by saying "good Asians" would agree with party leader Pauline Hanson's ideology, despite Hanson's notorious comments that Australia was being "swamped by Asians" in 1996.
The backlash began soon after her comments.
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She previously told The Huffington Post Australia she had no concerns about using the term "good Asians".
"I believe all good Asians and indeed all good Australians would be those seeking to build, strengthen and support Australia's safety, security, values, and freedom, and help try to preserve and protect them," she told HuffPost Australia in December.
Ju Lin also told HuffPost Australia she believed there was nothing controversial about supporting Trump and Putin.
"I disagree that they should be considered controversial, they were both democratically elected by their own nations, and we need to respect that," Lin said in December.
"They both now maintain that they will work together, cooperatively to defeat terrorism. This is a welcome development, and would be greeted as such by most people.
"Putin already has a good track record of fighting terrorism, but we are yet to see how effective Trump will be."
The one-time Katter Australia Party candidate plans to run for One Nation in the next Queensland election in 2018.
Comment has been sought from LGBTI community leaders.
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