A Texas Republican candidate has claimed that Barack Obama used to work as a male prostitute.

Obama worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional law at University of Chicago Law School before getting into politics and eventually becoming President.

However, according to Republican candidate Mary Lou Bruner, who is standing for the State Board of Education in Texas, that’s not all he was getting up to.

Ms Bruner, a close friend of Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz, claimed in a now-deleted Facebook post: “Obama has a soft spot for homosexuals because of the years he spent as a male prostitute in his twenties.

“That is how he paid for his drugs. He has admitted he was addicted to drugs when he was young, and he is sympathetic with homosexuals; but he hasn’t come out of the closet about his own homosexual/bisexual background.”

She also railed against equal marriage in an all-caps Facebook post last year, claiming: “WE CANNOT ACCEPT UNCONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULINGS WHICH DESTROY FREEDOM OF RELIGION PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT. WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STOMPING ON STATES’ RIGHTS.

“WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE DESTRUCTION OF TRADITIONS WHICH ARE THOUSANDS OF YEARS OLD AND THE BEDROCK OF OUR SOCIETY.

She added: “WE CANNOT ACCEPT A COURT RULING THAT SAYS IMMORALITY IS JUST AS APPROPRIATE AS MORALITY.

“WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE COURT RULING WHICH SAYS GAY MARRIAGE IS LEGAL IN ALL 50 STATES REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE STATE LAWS SAY.”

(H/T Towleroad)