Ian Paisley took up office as the First Minister of Northern Ireland on 8 May 2007.
Paisley rejects Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection in favor of biblical creationism. (Ian Paisley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Paisley preaches against homosexuality and supports laws criminalising its practice.
Paisley's use of the title 'Dr.' derives from an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree awarded by Bob Jones University, a fundamentalist Christian college in Greenville, South Carolina.
In 1969, Paisley was jailed along with Ronald Bunting for organising an illegal counter-demonstration against a Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Armagh. (Ulster - the Victor at Burntollet Bridge gets his Coronation )
Reportedly, "in 1956, Rev. Paisley abducted a 16 year old girl, Maura Lyons, who was in a dispute with her parents about joining the Free Presbyterian Church. He attempted to use her as an anti-Catholic propaganda stunt and would not inform police where she was. Paisley was later ordered in court never to go near the girl or her family again." IAN PAISLEY - Professional Bigot
Paisley is the founder and only head of the Free Presbyterian Church.
According to: IAN PAISLEY - Professional Bigot
"Several founding members and early leaders of the Ulster Defense Association were close confidants and workers for Paisley. Between 1971 and 1976 alone, the UDA [Ulster Defense Association] and its cover organizations murdered 600 Catholics. Freddie Parkinson, a leader of the UDA, stated in 1984, that Paisley was 'a tarantula who spreads the venom of further conflict and has been a major contributor to our prolonged tragedy.'
"John McKeague, a disciple of Free Presbyterianism, founded the murderous Red Hand Commandos. Billy Mitchel, a gunman for the Ulster Volunteer Force murder squads, was a Sunday school teacher for the Free Presbyterian church. William McGrath, founder of a paramilitary group that called for the banning of the Catholic Church, was convicted in 1981 of sexual abuse of children.
"Paisley's most trusted aide in London is Rev. Brian Green, a man with close links to the National Front, a Nazi organization.
"Billy and Gusty Spence, founders of the UVF murder gang, and Ken Gibson, Tommy Heron and Davey Payne, leaders of the UDA, served as organizers at Paisley's rallies, In 1969, bombings around the North were falsely attributed to the IRA. Paisley's bodyguard, Sammy Stevenson turned Queen's evidence admitting he and Tommy McDowell, a Free Presbyterian, conspired to set off the bombs in loyalist districts in order to further incite the loyalist community." Ian Paisley - Professional Bigot
"Research by US psychologists suggests that 80% of men who are homophobic have secret homosexual feelings... Bigots are buggers
"The research results were published in the prestigious Journal of Abnormal Psychology, with the backing of the American Psychological Association.
"In tests conducted by Prof. Henry E Adams of the University of Georgia, homophobic men who said they were exclusively heterosexual were shown gay sex videos. Four out of five became sexually aroused by the homoerotic imagery, as recorded by a penile circumference measuring device - a plethysmograph...
"These findings have prompted the gay rights group OutRage! to write to a cross-section of 20 homophobic MPs challenging them to take Prof. Adams's test to counter suggestions that their anti-gay voting record might be evidence of repressed homosexuality.
"The MPs OutRage! has written to include many of the usual suspects: ... Sebastian Coe... Edward Heath... Peter Lilley... Ian Paisley... Michael Portillo... All these MPs voted against an equal age of consent in 1994."
King Billy was William III, Prince of Orange, King of England (1650-1702).
At the time of Great Britain's King William III there was a gay court circle, 'consisting of more than a dozen members including King William and Van Keppel, the 20-year-old page who accompanied William to England and eventually received the title of Earl of Albemarle.(Rubini, "Sexuality and Augustan England", pp. 349—381.) http://www.infopt.demon.co.uk/molly2.htm
In 1698 the Duchesse d'Orleans wrote to a friend that "nothing is more ordinary in England than this unnatural vice". (Cited by Gordon Rattray Taylor, "Historical and Mythological Aspects of Homosexuality", in Sexual Inversion, ed. Judd Marmor, New York and London: Basic Books, 1965, p. 141.)
She was amused by the description of the English court as un château de derriére. (Elisabeth Charlotte, Duchesse D'Orleans, Letters from Liselotte, trans. and ed. by Maria Kroll, New York: McCall, 1970, p. 70.)
King William 'was widely believed to belong to the sodomitical brotherhood'. http://www.infopt.demon.co.uk/molly2.htm
Louis Crompton wrote, at http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/william_III.html
William had close and affectionate relations with two notable favorites, William Bentinck, whom he brought to England and made Earl of Portland, and a handsome younger Dutchman, Arnold van Keppel, whom he created Earl of Albemarle.
A spate of political satires accusing William of intimate relations with both men circulated during his reign. These scurrilous poems are quite explicit in their allegations...
Quotes from: http://myweb.lsbu.ac.uk/~stafflag/williamiii.html
In 1664 William Bentinck (1649-1709) joined Prince William's household as a page and instantly endeared himself to his master. In a year he became a courtier and a key figure in the household...
After the coronation William Bentinck was created Earl of Portland, and William III's lavish generosity soon made him one of the wealthiest men in England. He was made Groom of the Stole, Treasurer of the Privy Purse, and more. A painting of William Bentinck, Earl of Portland, (1698-9, studio of Rigaud) is in the National Portrait Gallery, London, and is reproduced in black and white in Colin Spencer, (1995).The only Englishman who could compete for William III's friendship was the tall and handsome Henry Sidney who was created Earl of Rodney at the coronation.