A vegan group has claimed ‘synthetic chemical pollutants’ make people gay and transgender sparking fury on Facebook.
Pembrokeshire Vegan Organic group also wrote on social media that being gay or transgender is not a ‘natural and healthy lifestyle choice’.
The post has since been deleted but hundreds of people have left angry reviews on the Welsh group’s page in the wake of the comments.
The original post read: ‘When people understand that sexual development problems are caused by synthetic chemical pollutants, then they can accept how teaching gender in schools is promoting the most backwards and corrupt system possible
‘The promotion of gay and trans is the promotion of sexual development disorders, caused by environmental pollutants and media and educational manipulation.
‘The promotion of homosexuality and gender at children tries to promote the view that transgender and homosexuality are natural and healthy lifestyle choices, which is not true.’
The post also claimed ‘there is nothing natural or healthy about wanting to be the opposite from what we are born’ and ‘transgender is an environmental development disorder’.
People have posted one star reviews on the Facebook page adding comments accusing it of homophobia and spreading disinformation.
Kaysha Marie said: ‘The homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and pseudoscience which you promote are despicable. Your actions are disgraceful.
‘This is coming from a vegan. You have been horribly oppressive.’
Megan Hassan-Shaw said: ‘I am disgusted with the post this page put up and has since deleted spouting homophobic and transphobic rubbish.
‘I’m vegan and I’m a lesbian, married and very happy. Not much winds me up, but this was upsetting.’
A spokesman from Stonewall Cymru, which campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain, said: ‘The content of the online post by Pembrokeshire Vegan Organic on Facebook is a reminder that these views still exist amongst modern society.
‘Stonewall Cymru condemns what the post insinuates and encourages wider society to take this as a reminder, and call to action to Come Out For LGBT equality, the battle for equality is far from over.
‘Stonewall Cymru were delighted and encouraged to see that Pembs Plus and the LGBT community in Pembrokeshire responded in a positive and dignified way by spreading love and positivity in a popup Pride demonstration in light of the recent events in the area.’V