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May 03, 2007 Quickie Link: DUP Minister Faces Gay Pride Grant Row
By vanrozenheim

(Belfast, Northern Ireland) - An incoming DUP minister was today facing a gay grant controversy over spending within his new Government department. Rev Ivan Foster, who is bitterly opposed to the Stormont deal on restoring devolution, said: "If it turns out that financial support for a celebration of sodomy is sanctioned by a member or office bearer of the Free Presbyterian Church, then it will underscore the utter futility of the power sharing agreement that has been put together by the DUP and Sinn Fein." The annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast has been picketed by Christian objectors in recent years. The protesters have also attempted, without success, to persuade the Parades Commission to ban the event.

Note: Read full article on Belfast Telegraph

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