One Nation Candidate Slammed For Saying 'Only Thing Worse Than A Gay Person In Power Is A Woman'

As the federal election draws closer, skeletons are coming out of the closet for candidates putting their name on the ballot.

Stuart Bonds is running under the One Nation ticket for the Hunter in New South Wales and has had some words he said back in 1999 come back to haunt him.

In footage obtained by Nine News, Bonds is heard saying: "The only thing worse than a gay person with power is a woman. I don't have a woman boss and I don't have a gay boss, and there's a reason for that."

When approached by the news network, he said that he wasn't a homophobe or a misogynist however when asked whether he regretted the comments made in the video he repeatedly said no.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said 'no comment' when asked whether she stands by the coal miner and farmer.

But slagging off women and gays in power wasn't the only controversial thing Bonds has said; he also questioned the Port Arthur massacre.

"Why was there no trial, a proper trial with a jury done? Why was there a 30-year embargo with the evidence? They're legitimate questions," he said.

Pauline Hanson was famously caught out questioning Port Arthur last month when Al Jazeera released footage of her in a sting operation.

In the secretly recorded video, Ms Hanson said: "An MP said it would actually take a massacre in Tasmania to change the gun laws in Australia.

"Haven't you heard that? Have a look at it. It was said on the floor of parliament. Those shots. They were precision shots.

"Check the number out. I've read a lot and I have read the book on it, Port Arthur. A lot of questions there."

She copped a fair amount of criticism for the claims but held a news conference where she attacked the media for running the story and said she believed shooter Martin Bryant was the only person involved.

Bonds has posted a message on his Facebook page saying his words were taken out of context and twisted. He wrote: "Why would they bother to attack a first time candidate in a safe seat? You are a free person and it is your god given right to say what you are thinking and question things.

"I look forward to fighting for your jobs and future infrastructure projects in the Hunter."

Bonds also had questions about the September 11 terror attacks in America and the hunt for mastermind Osama bin Laden.

"What do you think about Osama bin Laden being shot and thrown overboard in the ocean so we couldn't find out who he was? It's a legitimate concern," he said in another video.

"You should question everything."

Nine News also found a video of him walking around a site where his house was being built saying to his wife 'this is your sink', while signalling to the kitchen.

Featured Image Credit: Stuart Bonds/Facebook

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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