Orange backs the Catholic church…

Implausible? Not really. Both are socially conservative religious organisations with very similar outlooks on a range of social issues… Not least in their response to Equality legislation as it is to be applied to adoption agencies.

Ian Wilson, the Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland, last night told The Scotsman that leaders of the Catholic Church had a right to be heard on such moral issues in politics.

He spoke after Cormac Murphy O’Connor said: ” If people weren’t able to act according to their conscience for the sake of the common good in our country, it would be a lack of freedom for religious conviction”

Mr Wilson said: “There has to be more tolerance of the views of people of faith, and that includes the Cardinal. Broadly speaking, the Lodge would take an orthodox, traditional Christian view of this – we see the family as a man and a woman.”

Orange lodges have sometimes been associated with sectarian tension, but Mr Wilson insisted that his order sympathised with the Catholic hierarchy.

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