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MP Walks Free After
Homophobic Talk

MP Walks Free After
Homophobic Talk

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Iris Robinson, a Northern Ireland member of the U.K. parliament will not face prosecution after people filed complaints with police over remarks she made about homosexuality on the air, according to BBC News.

Iris Robinson, a member of the U.K. parliament from Northern Ireland, will not face discipline after people filed complaints with police over remarks she made about homosexuality on the air, according to BBC News.

Robinson described gay people as "disgusting, loathsome, shamefully wicked, and vile" on a BBC radio show in June 2008. The Public Prosecution Service announced that it would not further investigate the case, because Robinson did not commit an actual crime.

Eighty complaints were logged with police after she made the comments, according to London's The Guardian newspaper.

Robinson, who is the chair of a government health committee, added that gays can be "cured" by psychotherapy.

"I have a very lovely psychiatrist who works with me in my offices and his Christian background is that he tries to help homosexuals -- trying to turn away from what they are engaged in," she said on the show. "I'm happy to put any homosexual in touch with this gentleman and I have met people who have turned around and become heterosexuals."

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