I guess there are no white public figures in Australia willing to risk jail for criticizing queers.
A One Nation candidate who is also president of the “World Harmony Society” is under fire for a social media post in which she said homosexuality was an illness that should be medically treated.
Ju Lin recently made news after backing party leader Pauline Hanson’s notorious 1996 prediction that Australia was in danger of being “swamped by Asians”, and telling the ABC that “good Asians” will vote for her.
Now Ju Lin, who arrived in Australia in 1991, is in hot water for posting a 2015 news story about a gay British couple accused of sexually abusing their adopted children.
“Abnormal sex behaviour leads to abnormal crime. Gays should be treated as patients, they need to receive treatments,” the caption reads.
But that post was just one among a stream of homophobic material posted on Ju Lin’s personal Facebook page (as opposed to her One Nation-branded account). Since then, Ju Lin has shared several other articles on the subject of sexuality, as well as a disparaging Huffington Post story about her.
On that page Ju Lin identifies herself as the president of the World Harmony Society, which aims to “celebrate Harmony Day, also to connect multicultural and main stream communities and organisations, to enhance intercultural understanding & solidarity, in order to build a harmony society.”
From this American’s perspective, One Nation is most easily compared to Donald Trump’s philosophy. It’s nationalist, populist, and conservative, but not “racist.”