“Officers from the PSNI’s serious crime branch are carrying out interviews as part of an investigation into DUP MP Iris Robinson’s controversial remarks over homosexuality. The First Minister’s wife caused a storm when she told the House of Commons, during a debate on the assessment and management of sex offenders, that “there can be no viler act, apart from homosexuality and sodomy, than sexually abusing innocent children”. Her comments were made just days after she told a radio programme that homosexuality was an abomination and that gay people could be “cured”. The Belfast Telegraph has learned that serious crime branch detectives have been carrying out active inquiries into the remarks following a number of complaints about incitement to hatred. It is believed police are investigating if the remarks contravened Article 9 of the Public Order (NI) Order 1987 by using threatening, abusive or insulting words which have the likelihood to stir up hatred and arouse fear.”
What sickens me most about this is the way in which the militant gay lobby is using the law to restrict free speech. I do not agree with Robinson but I do agree with her right to express such an opinion. It is outrageous that the Police are now turning into Thought Police and the number one crime is thou shalt not criticise homosexual behaviour. Why is this? Gays, straights, vulcans – we should ALL be open to criticism. The PSNI should be ashamed of itself – have these serious crime officers NOTHING better to be going on with? Maybe we could with a few less of them on the public wage bill?