Iris Robinson’s at it again!
The Northern Ireland politician caused a scandal earlier this year after suggesting gay people would benefit from ex-gay “reparative therapy.” She later “clarified” that remark by saying gay people are not ill. We’re just sinners.
Not big on learning from mistakes, Robinson used a Parliamentary discussion last month to equate child abuse with sodomy, of which she strongly disapproves.
When confronted with her comments, however, the lawmaker insisted she’s being misrepresented:
The First Minister’s wife told the House of Commons, during a debate on the assessment and management of sex offenders, that “there can be no viler act, apart from homosexuality and sodomy, than sexually abusing innocent children”.
When contacted by the Belfast Telegraph Mrs Robinson said that homosexuality was “comparable” to child abuse and that she feels “totally repulsed by both.”
“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,” she said.
Later today however, she issued a fresh comment via the DUP press office stating: “I clearly intended to say that child abuse was worse even than homosexuality and sodomy … at no point have I set out to suggest homosexuality was worse than child sex abuse.”
An official transcript of the exchange, however, suggests otherwise.