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Independent Orange Order Resolutions 2015

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RESOLUTION 1 - LOYALTY
We the members of the Independent Loyal Orange Institution assembled on the 325th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne, return thanks to Almighty God for his preservation and deliverance in times past and for those who have defended our civil and religious liberty.  Once again our institution declares our steadfast loyalty to the British Throne and Constitution and re-affirms our continued resolve to support and defend the Protestant religion, the Laws of the Realm, the legislative Union and the succession to the Throne in the House of Windsor, it being Protestant. We thank the members of the royal family for their visits to Northern Ireland and look forward to many more in the future. We congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their second child Princess Charlotte. 


 In this year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the departure of the 36th Ulster division to England to complete their training prior to secondment to France to take part in the battle of the Somme and other WW1 Battles. We also remember those who gave their lives in the defence of freedom and paid the supreme sacrifice in the service of their Monarch and country and pay tribute to all those who have served and continue to serve in Her Majesty’s forces.


RESOLUTION 2 – THE LORD’S DAY.
As an institution we believe in the divine authority and perpetual obligation of the Christian Sabbath. We reject Sabbath desecration at all levels of society and call upon the Protestant people to remember their heritage and the God of their fathers by honouring the Lord’s Day. 


RESOLUTION 3 – THE PROTESTANT RELIGION.
In this the 600th anniversary of the martyrdom of John Huss, A man whose sermons were later an inspiration to some of great reformers with whom  we continue to stand in declaring the bible  alone, grace alone, faith alone and Christ alone as the tenets of our faith. 


RESOLUTION 4 – Social issues
We, the members of the Independent Loyal Orange institution remain deeply concerned with the erosion of the institution of marriage as appointed by God and call upon the legislative assembly at Stormont to continue to ensure the legal definition of marriage in Northern Ireland is preserved and maintained. In addition we call upon our legislators to ensure protection to the right of conscience is enshrined within current equalities legislation.

RESOLUTION 5 – Constitution
The Independent Loyal Orange Institution has been constitutionally unionist and democratic in its structures and beliefs.  We return thanks to Almighty God for the principles of Orangeism and place on record our firm determination to continue the noble work begun by the pioneers of the Independent Loyal Orange Institution in 1903. While we wish to maintain our distinctiveness and our witness, we desire to continue the development of fraternal bonds of friendship within the Orange family. We believe that unity within the Orange family helps to defend and promote the Protestant faith, the Union with Great Britain, and our right to celebrate our rich heritage and culture. Our motto as ever is, 


PROTESTANTISM NOT POLITICS, PRINCIPLES NOT PARTY, MEASURES NOT MEN.


God save Our Queen
 

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