First Minister Peter Robinson backs wife's view that gays are an 'abomination'
Published 31/10/2008 | 01:43
First Minister Peter Robinson last night endorsed his wife’s controversial views on homosexuality — and then called on gays to support his party.
Mr Robinson’s backing for his MP wife Iris over her description of homosexuality as an “abomination” was voiced in a TV interview.
He also stated that he had “no idea” if there were any gays in the DUP.
The First Minister told the BBC Northern Ireland Hearts and Minds programme: “It wasn’t Iris Robinson who determined that homosexuality was an abomination, it was the Almighty.
“This is the Scriptures and it is a strange world indeed where somebody on the one hand talks about equality, but won’t allow Christians to have the equality, the right to speak, the right to express their views.”