yeah a I did a good bit of wiki reading on him the other night, I've always confused by the fact protestants are chrisitians aswell as catholics, so are Presbyterians a form of protestantism. ???
so most protestants in NI are actually Presbyterian (300,000) huh thats news to me...but he has his own splinter church free presbyterian its very confusing...
I mean nobody ever mentions that a priest shouldn't run a country, I mean its surprising the catholics allowed that to happen but I guess if you can let terrorist do the same...
his doctorate is only a honorary one from bob jones university in the states
but he does seem to be a priest, a clergyman, rather then some sort of pastor...
He undertook theological training at the fundamentalist Barry School of Evangelism (eventually renamed the South Wales Bible College which was later replaced by the Evangelical Theological College of Wales), and later, for a year, at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Hall in Belfast.
 Founding of the Free Presbyterian Church
In 1946 he was ordained at a ceremony in the independent Ravenhill Evangelical Mission Church on the Ravenhill Road, Belfast. Four ministers from four different denominations performed various roles in the service but some have questioned whether they had ecclesiastical authority from their churches to participate. In the early 1950s permission for Ian Paisley to use Lissara Presbyterian church in Crossgar, County Down for a Gospel Mission was revoked by the local presbytery. In conjunction with the Lissara Kirk session Ian Paisley helped to establish the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster at Crossgar, County Down. Following a vote in his own church he joined the Free Presbyterian Church and was subsequently elected the second moderator of the new denomination, a post he has held for several decades.
the whole church state thing is far more important then his views on homosexuality, although he raison d'etre is hate mongering.