iris robinson Irish Lawmaker Honored for Stubborn IgnoranceNorthern Ireland Member of Parliament Iris Robinson was recently voted Bigot of the Year at the British Stonewall Awards.

Robinson declared in a June 2008 radio interview that victims of violent hate crimes can be “cured” of their homosexuality.

Robinson promoted the work of her then-adviser, ex-gay therapist Paul Miller. Robinson claimed (without offering evidence) that she has “met people who have turned around to become heterosexual.”

After embarrassing Miller, Robinson smeared same-sex-attracted persons as nearly equivalent to pedophiles and then, after being widely condemned for her prejudice, whined that she was the victim of an anti-Christian witchhunt, according to pinknews.co.uk.