Thursday, August 14, 2008

This woman thinks that homosexuality can be cured (I think she needs a shrink)

Her name is Iris Robinson, an Irish MP, a christian and an ignorant bigot. She claimed on a radio show in June of this year, that homosexuality can be cured:

"I have a very lovely psychiatrist [Dr. Miller] who works with me in my offices and his Christian background is that he tries to help homosexuals trying to turn away from what they are engaged in. I am happy to put any homosexual in touch with this gentleman and I have met people who have turned around to become heterosexual."

She self-righteously declared:

"There can be no viler act, apart from homosexuality and sodomy, than sexually abusing innocent children"

"Can you think of anything more vile than man and man or woman and woman and sexually abusing children?"

"What I say I base on biblical pronouncements, based on God’s word. I am amazed that people are surprised when I quote from scriptures. It shows the churches either aren’t preaching God’s word or are watering it down.

"I cannot think of anything more sickening than a child being abused. It is comparable to the act of homosexuality.

"I think they are all comparable. I feel totally repulsed by both."

Now, Robinson is short a shrink (and if anyone needed one...)

UK PinkNews reports:
Dr Paul Miller, psychiatrist and part-time adviser to Ulster Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP Iris Robinson, has resigned from her employment, reports the Irish News. The DUP has declined to comment on the reasons for Dr Miller's resignation.

Hmm, no reason given... I have one. Perhaps he's embarrassed by her? I know I would be. And to think that by just looking at her picture she seems like such a nice lady.

Meanwhile, there was a petition asking the government to reprimand her. They issued this statement:

'There is no constitutional role for the Prime Minister to reprimand individual Members of Parliament who are accountable to their electorate for their own comments. The Government is committed to strong equality legislation in Northern Ireland and citizens in Northern Ireland are protected against discrimination on grounds of race, religious belief or political opinion, gender, sexual orientation, age or because of a disability. If anyone in Northern Ireland believes that they have been discriminated against on any of these grounds they may be able to bring a complaint to a tribunal or to a county court. Further details are available from the Equality Commission whose website is at "

With any luck maybe Robinson won't get re-elected.