THE reforming bishop who spoke at the Orange Order Twelfth demonstration in Maguiresbridge, Co Fermanagh last week is a special advisor to a group which wants the Church to ordain and marry gay people, the Irish News and others report. The Right Reverend Henry Richmond has recently also urged an end to derogatory anti-Catholic language. Now that he’s off back to England, did his message resonate with any Orangemen? Or is he forever the outsider who just doesn’t understand the local situation? Was anyone here at the Field?His reconciliatory views , as noted by Mick, have attracted a bit of mixed reaction, though not the open hostility that Orangemen like William Bingham or Brian Kennaway suffered.
What do the rank and file think of him and the ideas he promotes?