Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson’s anti-gay ways have caused some collateral damage. Belfast-based shrink and Robinson adviser Dr. Paul Miller has temporarily stepped down from his position at a local hospital in the wake of the politico’s campaign against “mentally ill” homos. He also pulled himself off her staff:
[Robinson] caused a storm when she said homosexuality was an abomination and she had a psychiatrist working in her office who had “cured” gay people.
Other psychiatrists distanced themselves from these views, saying homosexuality was not an illness and did not require medical treatment.
Neither Dr Miller nor the DUP are commenting on reports that he has taken a career break from a north Belfast hospital and has stepped down as Mrs Robinson’s adviser.
Perhaps now Robinson and company have learned their lesson: bigotry’s no turn on.