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Taiwanese Woman Says Gays ‘Should Be Treated as Patients’, Surprised She Lost Her Job

Shan Ju Lin, a homophobic Taiwanese-Australian MP candidate, was dropped from the One Nation party on Saturday after describing LGBT people as “abnormal” and suggested they “should be treated as patients” in a Facebook rant.

In a now-deleted post, the Taiwanese Australian shared a 2015 article on Friday about a U.K. couple who faced trial for allegedly raping their adopted sons.

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The two were acquitted of all charges that same year, but there was no mention in the story Ju Lin shared, according to the Huffington Post.

Her Facebook post was accompanied with the caption: “Abnormal sex behaviour leads to abnormal crime. Gays should be treated as patients, they need to receive treatments.

One Nation’s leader, Pauline Hanson, caught wind of Ju Lin’s post on Friday, according to The Guardian, saying party officials were not pleased with the remarks and asked to suspend Ju Lin’s “social media page” and for the review committee to reconsider her endorsement.

More derogatory comments came from Ju Lin on Saturday, telling executive members on Facebook: “Once the gays realise they can put pressure on a candidate, they will start to target other One Nation candidates also.

She was then dropped by Hanson’s political adviser, James Ashby, on Saturday evening, via Facebook Messenger.

Ju Lin has since come forward and thanked her supporters on Facebook, saying: “No matter what happened, I will continue to hold the values that we are holding.

Hanson also made a statement on Sunday: “I will not stand by & allow people to trash the Party or my name so I make no apologies for being tough on candidates. These are not the views shared by Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, nor the views of your fellow candidates and the general public.

The controversial candidate has previously posted photoshopped photos of Barack Obama wearing makeup and a pride flag pin with earrings.

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In December, Ju Lin made headlines after saying that “good Asians” will vote for the anti-immigration party at the next Queensland election in 2018.

The remarks come after she backed Hanson in warning Australians that the country was “in danger of being swamped by Asians” in her 1996 maiden speech to parliament.

Along with her inflammatory posts against the LGBT community on social media, Ju Lin has praised Russian leader Vladimir Putin and President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter rants.

I disagree that they should be considered controversial, they were both democratically elected by their own nations, and we need to respect that,” Lin told HuffPost Australia.

She added: “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.

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