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Wednesday 08 October 2008

Proclamations of the Red Queen

27th August 2008

Iris Robinson: Bete Noire of Belfast

Posted by: Craig Young

iris-robinson.jpgIris Robinson is a (fundamentalist) Democratic Unionist Party MP for the Northern Irish electorate of Strangford. Elected in 2001, she has become somewhat of a bete noire for LGBT Britons, especially those in Northern Ireland.

She describes herself as “born again” , attends the Metropolitan Tabernacle Belfast (Elim, Pentecostal) and argues that the government “must” support fundamentalist interpretations of the Bible. She has been a strong supporter of British involvement in the Iraqi War, but has a thirty-three percent overall parliamentary attendance rate, in addition to her antigay pontifications during the course of this year.

She believes that like “murderers”, gay people can be converted to fundamentalism to help “change” our lives, and has described homosexuality as “worse” than paedophilia in another outburst.  It should be noted that Peter Miller, the Belfast Mater psychiatrist in question, later resigned from his advisory position later this year, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists have criticised her earlier anti-gay statements. Her diatribes have earnt her a subsequent police investigation for hate crimes, but thus far, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has refused to reprimand her.

Welcome to Little Britain, everyone…

Belfast Telegraph: Iris says ”gays are more vile than child abusers”

PinkNews: Police to investigate Iris Robinson over homophobic comments

PinkNews: Iris Robinson mocked by revellers at Belfast Pride

Tags: Politics · Religion

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Later, hater // Aug 31, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Vile woman. I hope that one day she someone can help “cahnge” her life to become a little less hateful.

    Remember, people don’t choose to be gay, but they do choose to be homophobic. Grrrr :-P

  • 2 Shery // Sep 1, 2008 at 2:04 am

    I just feel sorry for her. Anyone who thinks being gay is worse than paedophilia has got seriouse issues. Its important that bigots like her are not heard or taken seriously though and it is worrying that she is an MP. So sad that so often it is those who are supposed to lead our country often set the worse example. Mr Peters.

  • 3 bigbradwolf // Sep 5, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Give her enough rope, the scrawny-necked bitch

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