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Does another One Nation candidate face the axe?

Tracey Bell-Henselin, the One Nation candidate for Glass House is under fire over Facebook posts.
Tracey Bell-Henselin, the One Nation candidate for Glass House is under fire over Facebook posts. Tessa Mapstone

A SUNSHINE Coast One Nation state election candidate who claims gays are destroying families claims she has the continued support of Pauline Hanson and her chief of staff James Ashby.

Tracey Bell-Henselin, who stood unsuccessfully for the Rise Up Australia Party in Fisher at the last federal election, told the Daily by text "Pauline and James Ashby are great and supporting me".

Rather than call back as she had indicated she would do, Ms Bell-Henselin, who is the party's Glass House candidate, texted requesting questions be emailed with "all interviews will be done with James Ashby - as One Nation are a team".

The Courier Mail reported the former state manager of Destiny Rescue has taken to her personal Facebook page in recent months saying "LGBTI is out to destroy families as we know (them) and have lived for generations producing babies/growing a family produced by a mother & father - creation!!!".

She also described the LGBTI community as "the real manipulating bigot".

"But now when we stand up on the side of the law to protect our family and children we gave birth to - we are told to shut up that we (are) bigots & homophobic - labelled, cursed sworn at!!!" she wrote.

How Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party handles the fallout is being closely watched following its decision to axe Bundamba candidate Shan Ju Lin last weekend for homophobic posts and the earlier dismissal of Currumbin candidate Andy Semple after he posted an offensive Tweet joking about the LGBTI community.

Questions put to One Nation through Mr Ashby yesterday remain unanswered.

They were:

1. Will Ms Bell-Henselin be censured for her comments?

2. Will her treatment by the party differ from how the matter involving One Nation's Bundamba candidate Shan Ju Lin was handled and if so how and why?

3. Are you personally concerned at some of the comments made by ON candidates in relation to sexuality?

Topics:  candidate destiny rescue homophobia james ashby pauline hanson state election


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