He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Bob Jones College in the States. I was strong armed by a dear friend who was a member of his Church (and who later committed suicide..(a very good person) to attend Dr Paisley's service one Sunday. He had forewarned the good Doctor that a Papist might be present !! So Mr Pasiley roared from the pulpit whilst staring fixedly at me, 'God can save drug addicts, prostitutes , murderers AND EVEN ROMAN CATHOLICS! (this last fairly roared in a way that would make a Marine Sergeant Major blush) . The reverend gentleman invited me to the sacristy to speak to him and several churchelders in the sacristy to getr myself set right with God whilst the entire Congregation eyeballed me in utter horror as though I were the devil rose from hell. I politely declined. Actually he was a really good preacher, very forceful. His theology of course was red neck as it comes.