Lottery money and the Orange Order

Dear Sir,

Your headline, “HARDLINE Orangemen have criticised organisers of a Twelfth festival for accepting lottery funding.” (21st July 2010) is very deceiving.

The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland has already determined that the Loyal Orange Institution of Ireland should NOT accept funding from the National Lottery.

Surely the Orange Reformation Group, though perhaps unaware of this decision, should not be designated as ‘hardline’ for upholding the policy of the Grand Lodge?

Yours etc.

Brian Kennaway (Rev)

Former Convenor:

Education Committee GOLI

Author: The Orange Order: A Tradition Betrayed

This letter was Published in the Belfast News Letter on 26 July 2010