Friday, January 08, 2010

Iris Robinson: stones and glass houses

Too busy preaching that man shall live by the word of God, the Unionist MP reached new depths of hypocrisy.

Don't you just love the smell of homophobic bullshit exposed in the morning? Details after details are emerging of the sordid affair ├╝berhomophobic 60-year-old Northern Irish Unionist MP Iris Robinson has had with a 19-year-old toyboy.

There are also allegations that Mrs Robinson, wife of First Minister Peter Robinson, broke the law by not declaring a total of £50,000 from two property developers. According to BBC's Spotlight programme, "[t]he money was paid to her 19-year-old lover to help him launch a cafe. She later asked him for £5,000 for herself. "

Only a year and a half ago, born-again Christian Mrs Robinson grabbed a few headlines in the wake of a brutal homophobic attack in Northern Ireland. Referring to the victim, she suggested that he should consider psychiatric therapy to "cure" him of his homosexuality.

But somebody obviously forgot to remind Iris that you shouldn't carry a gun if you're not willing to get shot. In a House of Commons committee meeting, she reiterated that homosexuality "is more vile" than child abuse: "There can be no viler act, apart from homosexuality and sodomy, than sexually abusing innocent children".

She added: "We are moving mountains to facilitate immorality and to bring the rights of lesbians above all others in this country" and substantiated her views by saying that they were simply "based on biblical pronouncements" and "God's words". "If anyone takes issue, they're taking issue with the word of God", she pontificated.

Unfortunately for Mrs Robinson though, she was chucking biblical stones around while forgetting that her den was a sordid little glasshouse. Because she obviously skipped the bit in the scriptures that talks about adultery - especially of the type with someone forty years her junior and with cheques thrown in.


Helen Highwater said...

Sex between consenting adults is more vile than raping children? Actually, sex with her and 19 year old does sound rather vile...

Anita said...

The fact that there was an affair between a 60 year old woman and a 19 year old bloke is nothing bad if both people consent.

What makes it ridiculous is the fact though that this woman conducted her entire life on a moral high horse, dispensing one sermon after the other on how to be holier-than-thou.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

It is always the way with sexually repressive people that they themselves have sexual feelings they are to some degree ashamed of and feel they have to beat everyone else with.

Madam Miaow said...

When you look up "hubris" in the dictionary, I wonder whose pic it is you see.