Oh the delicious karmic irony.
Although I have no desire to gloat over someone who tried to commit suicide or has depression (I only too well remember my own when I was about 18) there comes a time when you sit back and wonder at the whole neatness of it all.
Let’s get this `straight` – Iris Robinson in a position of power is an evangelical christian that makes her want to say statements like the ones below taken from Wikipaedia
`In June 2008, shortly after a homophobic attack (involving physical assault) on a gay man in Northern Ireland, she made comments on the BBC Radio Ulster‘s Stephen Nolan Show offering to recommend homosexuals to psychiatric counselling. While condemning the attack, she claimed that homosexuality was an “abomination” and it made her feel “sick” and “nauseous”, and offered to refer homosexuals to a psychiatrist she knew. In a subsequent interview Mrs Robinson defended her views and denied prejudice against LGBT people, saying that “just as a murderer can be redeemed by the blood of Christ, so can a homosexual…. If anyone takes issue, they’re taking issue with the word of God“.
She went on to say:
Robinson again repeated her view in the Northern Ireland Assembly on 30 June 2008 when questioned by Health Minister Michael McGimpsey in a discussion about “LGBT Groups: Mental-Health Needs”. Speaking in a Northern Ireland Grand Committee session on Risk Assessment and Management of Sex Offenders, she said: “There can be no viler act, apart from homosexuality and sodomy, than sexually abusing innocent children“ She reiterated her statement to the Belfast Telegraph on 21 June 2008, but later claimed that she had been “misrepresented” in Hansard. Her claims of misrepresentation were challenged when Alliance Party Executive Director Gerry Lynch confirmed with Hansard staff that Robinson’s comments were in fact correctly quoted. Further controversy was caused on 17 July 2008 when on the Stephen Nolan Show Robinson stated “it is the government’s responsibility to uphold God’s law”.
Even more on financial greed:
In April 2009, both Iris and Peter Robinson came under fire after Commons MPs’ expenses accounts were leaked to the press. The couple were branded “swish family Robinson” after claims that they were receiving £571,939.41 a year in various salaries and expenses, with a further £150,000 in salaries being paid to four of the couple’s family members.
Forgive me if I’m not all forgiving and compassionate. I’m sick to death of these people. Should she reform herself and apologise then I’d be happy to take that at face value. As far as she’s concerned `God has forgiven me`.
If you make the statements that she has then you have to be sure that you are whiter than white and ensure that you are as `unsinful` as possible. As it is she’s committed the sins of greed, adultery, hypocrisy and from what I’ve just seen on BBC Northern Ireland deceit, bearing false witness and abuse of power.
I will treat her as she would treat me – with all the disdain I can muster. Unless of course I `love the sinner and not the sin!`