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Thursday 30 July 2015

First Minister Peter Robinson backs wife's view that gays are an 'abomination'

By David Gordon

Published 31/10/2008 | 01:43

First Minister Peter Robinson
First Minister Peter Robinson

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.”

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