Orange Order & Discipline

Dear Sir,

I have been reading with interest recent articles in relation to discipline, or rather lack of discipline, within the Orange Order.

I am sure those who, like me, have been following this subject over the years have noted the contradiction in the two recent statements of the ‘spokeswoman’ for the Orange Order.  In March (B.T. 24/3/04), following the conviction of Harry Speers, she informed us that “. . . , he will be automatically expelled as a result of his conviction,”

Now (B.T. 13/4/04) she informs us that “nothing can be done” about the unnamed member, allegedly involved in the murder of John Allen, who also has a conviction for armed robbery.

Perhaps the ‘spokeswoman’ should consider the wise words of the sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln: – “You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all the time.

Yours sincerely,


Rev. Brian Kennaway

Former Convener,

Education Committee, GOLI.