A Labour Councillor has been suspended after uploading a series of “homophobic” social media posts.

Cllr Chika Amadi, who represents the Edgware ward of Harrow Council, made comments on Twitter claiming that participants in a Pride parade were “evil”.

She accused the marchers of “paedophilia” and defended her tweets when challenged by LGBT activists.

Posting a link to a story from seven years ago – which suggests that a young girl attending Toronto Pride is “distressed” by the actions of the participants – Cllr Amadi wrote: “Nothing but Paedophelia (sic) being labelled liberalism adults polluting children with their senselessness. Walk naked to drive your point home?”

In response to those who questioned her remarks, she added: “Evil. If you dare walk naked in front of my child God will give you terrible assignment that will put you to perpetual sleep. Be warned.”

Cllr Amadi, who is also a pastor, has posted her criticisms of homosexuality online in the past.

In one Facebook post, in which she referenced homosexuality, another user replied: “Vultures will eat their flesh”. She then commented: “Amen. Thank you for standing with me and others in that circumstance.”

She also shared a post in 2013 which seemed to support the position of the former President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, who holds a questionable record when it comes to LGBT rights.

The post, which concerns calls to legalise homosexuality in a number of African countries, reads: “Homosexuality is anti-humanity. I have never seen homosexual chicken, or turkey.

“If you are convicted of homosexuality in [the Gambia], there will be no mercy for offenders. We will put you in the female wing of the prison.”

In 2010, she also questioned whether being gay was a choice.

A Labour spokesperson said: “Chika Amadi has been suspended from the Labour party pending an investigation.”

LGBT Labour said her comments “have no place in modern society and are unacceptable.”

The posts were widely condemned by members from other political parties, with Conservative MP Margot James calling them “completely wrong”.

Harrow Liberal Democrats Chair, Charis Croft, added: “We believe in an open, welcoming society, and remarks such as those made by Cllr Amadi have no place in our borough or anywhere else.”