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Following in his fathers footsteps of the " save ulster from sodomy" campaign, Ian Jr. who calls "those people" as a whole damaging to society is well on his way to becoming another anti-gay promoter in the north.
Mr Paisley is quoted as saying:
'I am, unsurprisingly, a straight person..."
"I am pretty repulsed by gay and lesbianism. I think it is wrong
I think that those people harm themselves and - without caring about it - harm society."
Vulnerable groups who are potential victims of discrimination should be able to look to him for help, not attack.
Ian Paisley is a junior minister in the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister, the department which is charged with promoting equality.
Sinn Féin response -
we demand he appolagises, this is dangerous homophobia.
Gay rights campaigner Andrew Muir response -
"Our research proves that 29% of young people have actually attempted suicide because of homophobia in society and I think these comments are very concerning," he said.
DUP response -
There was no suggestion Mr Paisley's comments were any form of discrimination.
In 2005, Ian Paisley Jr was formally censured by the NI Policing Board for homophobic comments he made about an adviser to then Ulster Unionist leader, David Trimble.
Paisleys Jr.anti-gay past.
Paisley Seniors anti-gay past.
Paisleys "save ulster from sodomy" campaign was quickly met with the "save sodomy from ulster" campaign.