by Rex Wockner
British MP Iris Robinson, who is married to Peter Robinson, leader of the regional government in Northern Ireland, has come under fire for saying homosexuality is worse than child molestation.
During a Grand Committee debate in Parliament, Mrs. Robinson said, “There can be no viler act, apart from homosexuality and sodomy, than sexually abusing innocent children.”
She later reversed course, saying, “I clearly intended to say that child abuse was worse even than homosexuality and sodomy.”
Gays protested outside Belfast City Hall on July 21 and called on Mrs. Robinson to resign.
In addition to serving in the British Parliament, she also is a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.