IRELAND: POLICE INVESTIGATE M.P FOR QUOTING BIBLE ON HOMOSEXUALITY
Iris Robinson, is the chair of the Stormont health committee and is married to Peter Robinson, who took office as the First Minister of Northern Ireland on Thursday.
During a radio interview with the BBC she had the politically incorrect audacity to assert that gay people could be "turned around".
"Homosexuality is not natural. My Christian beliefs tell me that it is an abomination and that is very clear. It is an offence to God, an offensive act and something that God abhors. I am clearly not saying that I want people to thrash the living daylights out of a homosexual man or women, because I don't."
"She said: "I have a very lovely psychiatrist who works with me in my offices and his Christian background is that he tries to help homosexuals - trying to turn them away from what they are engaged in."
From Northern Ireland News: "John O'Doherty, a South Belfast District Policing Partnership member has revealed he has filed a complaint with the police over the comments, saying: "People like Mrs Robinson need to learn that their comments have consequences and they must abide by the law like everyone else.
"Incitement to hatred is a serious crime. Comments like this can result in homophobic attacks and to LGBT people attempting suicide."
"Sinn Fein MLA Martina Anderson called on Mrs Robinson to apologise for her remarks and also said that such an "outrageous comment" called into question her suitability as chair of the Assembly's Health Committee."
"Iris Robinson said she would defend her right to express religious beliefs, while also condemning violence against the gay community."