Iris Robinson last night reiterated her controversial comments on homosexuality — as Sinn Fein demanded her resignation as chair of the Assembly's Health Committee.
The DUP MP and MLA, who is under investigation by police, said she had no regrets about describing homosexuality as an "abom- ination" and saying gays needed psychiatric help.
A huge row erupted last week after Mrs Robinson made the remarks in the wake of a homophobic attack.
The born again First Lady said she had a right to express her view and claimed there was a "witch hunt" against Christians.
"I am defending the word of God. I think at the moment there is a witch hunt to kerb or actually stop or prevent Christians speaking out and I make no apology for what I said because it's the word of God. But at the same time I was very careful in saying that I have nothing against any homosexual. I love them; that is what the Lord tells me, to love the sinner and not the sin. And just as a murderer can be redeemed by the blood of Christ so can a homosexual," she told the BBC.
Iris Robinson MLA Health Minister in N.Ireland & wife of the First Minister, Belfast Telegraph 31 Comments
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