Loyal to what?

The Church of Ireland Gazette has this news item: The [Belfast] News Letter reported last week that the Loyal Orders have declined to take part in the intercessions at the General Synod service in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh (10th May) because a representative of the pro-gay Church lobby group Changing Attitude Ireland was also going to participate.’

Why were the so-called ‘Loyal Orders’ invited to participate in the first place? And what did they suppose that the representative of CAI was going to pray for?

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2 responses to “Loyal to what?

  1. notscarednew

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  2. Why were the so-called ‘Loyal Orders’ invited to participate in the first place?

    Probably because they are made up of around 34,000 men, with at least 40% of that number being members of the Church of Ireland.

    Maybe the question is why should Christians who do not demand the changing of Church teaching, the destruction of Church tradition and the scrapping of God’s plan for marriage not be invited to pray with other members of their own church? Especially when those in CAI, who seek to change the Church and it’s understanding of Scripture in order to fit their own interpretations and give support to their sexual preferences, are invited to take part.

    And what did they suppose that the representative of CAI was going to pray for?

    Maybe they felt that the General Synod shouldn’t have its prayers used to give a platform to and further a political and religious campaign which the Church disagrees with.

    I understand that the Scottish Orange Order is very different to our Institution here, but please do not feel that by expressing a religious belief contrary to a pro homosexual lobby group means they are somehow not “loyal” to either God, the Bible or even their communities.

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