ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

DUP’s Anti-gay Comments Set to Be Showcased in New Belfast Opera

11/01/2018 | The Independent

A new opera featuring the anti-gay comments of senior DUP politicians will premiere in Belfast later this month. The lyrics for Abomination: The DUP in Concert are composed entirely of verbatim views expressed by controversial senior party figures like Iris Robinson and Ian Paisley Jr. The piece will largely focus on an infamous 2008 interview given by Robinson, a former MP and the wife of former party leader Peter Robinson, in which she described homosexuality as “an abomination.” The incident occurred after a gay man in Northern Ireland was physically assaulted because of his sexuality. The piece will also feature comments made by the DUP’s Maurice Mills, who blamed Hurricane Katrina on a gay pride festival, and Ian Paisley Jr, who once said he was “pretty repulsed by gay and lesbianism.”

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