The Independent Loyal Orange Institution is a “religious and loyal brotherhood” dedicated to the promotion and defence of the Protestant religion. We are not, and never have been allied to any political party. Constitutionally we express a unionist view, but that unionism is dependent upon the British Throne and Constitution “being Protestant”.
We unapologetically declare our unchanging attachment to the Historic Evangelical Protestant Faith. We stand with the Reformers in declaring the Bible alone, Grace alone, Faith alone and Christ alone as the tenets of our faith. Consequently we reject Romanism, Ritualism, Sacramentalism, Unitarianism and Ecumenism. Ecumenical contact with the Church of Rome is contrary to the Word of God, subversive to the Gospel of Free Grace and detrimental to the well being of the state.
The membership of the Institution is drawn from a wide range of Protestant denominations and is conditional on a profession of Protestantism.
The parades in connection with our Institution are themselves an expression, a public witness, of our religion. Without exception they are to a religious service, either in church or in the open air.
Our banners, flags, regalia, and often band uniforms and equipment have been dedicated, by Ministers of Religion, to the Glory of God.