No apology necessary
Sinn Féin is demanding an apology from Ian Paisley Jnr for saying he is repulsed by homosexuals. That's a bit rich coming from a party that supported terrorist murder.
[ Update: Martin McGuinness has weighed in, saying "Gay rights are enshrined in legislation ..." . Legislation outlaws murder, Martin. When can we expect your statement expressing true remorse for the genocide wrought by the IRA of whom you said you were proud to be a member? ]
So what if Ian thinks that? He says he doesn't hate them, but he's describing the feeling he gets when considers the issue of gay people and, presumably, lesbians too.
I've known a few gay men in my time, though not in the Biblical sense. By and large they were pretty nice guys, but I too am repulsed by the thought of one man putting his penis in another man's bum. I make no apology for that. I don't think God designed us to have sex that way.
Friendship: yes. Brotherly love: yes. Buggery: no.