Tuesday, 27 March 2007

You can't rebrand a biggoted wanker.

Plenty of photo ops yesterday - 'Dr' Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams sitting side-by-side, to symbolise the power sharing agreement between Sinn Fein and the DUP.

Only the most blinded sectarian would not breathe a sigh of relief that this will give some respite for the long suffering people of Northern Ireland. However fragile peace may be it is preferable to the spiral of sectarian killings.

BUT Paisley as First Minister of the new devolved government ? Let's get real - the man is a hate-filled bigotted arsehole not fit for public office.

There's a lot of talk about 'Islamo-phobia' being the equivalent of racism, how then is his 'Catholic-phobia' not the same ? Here's some choice quotes from the man who purchased his quack-doctorate of divinity by post from an evangelical 'college' in the Deep South:

• On why Catholics in Northern Ireland face worse social problems then their Protestant counterparts in terms of employment and housing:"they breed like rabbits and multiply like vermin".

• On the Pope's visit to Ireland: "I denounce you. Anti-Christ"

• On justifying sectarian attacks on Catholics by Protestant paramilitaries: "Catholic homes caught fire because they were loaded with petrol bombs; Catholic churches were attacked and burned because they were arsenals and priests handed out sub-machine guns to parishioners".

• On a Jewish member of the Official Ulster Unionist Party (Harold Smith): "The Unionist party are boasting he is a Jew. As a Jew, he rejects our Lord Jesus Christ, the New Testament, Protestant principles, the Glorious Reformation and the sanctity of the Lord's day. The Protestant throne and the Protestant constitution are nothing to him."

• And finally my personal favourite, on why Paisley is a certifiable lunatic, comic if he were not so dangerous: "Line dancing is as sinful as any other type of dancing, with its sexual gestures and touching. It is an incitement to lust".

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