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Dumped One Nation candidate, Falun Gong practitioner Shan Ju Lin won't apologise for anti-gay comments

2017-01-09 Source:ABC & Facts.org.cn Author:Casey Briggs & Facts

Former Queensland One Nation candidate Shan Ju Lin says she will not be apologising for the controversial comments that led to her being sacked.According to BBC, she is a Falun Gong practitioner. Falun Gong is strongly againt homosexuality.(SEE:How Falun Gong views homosexuality)

Ms Lin was dumped on Saturday as Pauline Hanson's candidate for Bundamba at the next state election after writing a number of anti-gay Facebook posts.

Speaking to the ABC, Ms Lin said she did not believe her comments were homophobic, adding she was only concerned about child welfare.

In one Facebook post, Ms Lin wrote that "gays should be treated as patients" and "abnormal sex behaviour leads to abnormal crime".

The post, which has since been deleted, referenced the case of George Harasz and Douglas Wirth who were accused of sexually abusing their foster children in 2011.

Both have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

"I can't see anything wrong with my post … I asked another candidate to check and he couldn't find anything wrong with my post," Ms Lin told the ABC.

PHOTO: Ms Lin's post referenced two men who have been cleared of sexually abusing their foster children.(Facebook: Shan Ju Lin)

Ms Lin also said she was also concerned the Safe Schools anti-bullying program promoted "gay lifestyles, which [are] against the traditional values".

"The gay community always say they are born like that … the best way to know if they're born like that, they at least need to have a medical consultation so they know if they're born like that or not.

"But now instead of that the Government is putting Safe Schools in our education system. I just linked all of this together and it made me so worried and so angry."

In a statement, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said Ms Lin's views were not shared by the party.

"I will not stand by and allow people to trash the party or my name, so I make no apologies for being tough on candidates," she said.

James Ashby 'running One Nation': Lin

Ms Lin has also lashed out at the One Nation party and its powerbrokers.

PHOTO: Ms Lin says James Ashby (right) is the one running One Nation. (ABC News: Michael Atkins)

The former candidate learned of her disendorsement while overseas, through a Facebook message from Pauline Hanson's chief of staff James Ashby, she said.

"I think Pauline gave him too much power, he is the one running the party, not Pauline," she said.

"I should have had a chance to speak to Pauline but James Ashby just decided very quickly.

"There's no time left for me to come to talk to Pauline."

Ms Lin said that although she was not considering still running for the seat, she had received encouragement from supporters and been contacted by other parties.