The Royal Black Institution


Malcolm McClughan is a former Royal Black Lecturer. Being so, he was required to memorize all the Black degrees up until the Red Cross degree. He also lectured in the final Grand Charge. He left the Royal Black Institution on biblical grounds a numbers of years ago.

As a lecturer in the Royal Black Institution, I thought it was important to study the Scriptures connected to the degrees. You can imagine my surprise, when I found that some of the things quoted in the degrees were not to be found in the Bible.

I asked my fellow lecturers and Church Ministers who held senior office, trying to establish where these unscriptural parts of the degrees came from. Their answer was to tell me that it was true, these parts were not in the Bible, but not to worry about where they came from, as they were a traditional part of the degrees.

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Read a detailed exposure:

Irish News

Secrets of Royal Black Institution revealed (Irish News report on Inside the Royal Black Institution – 17th September 2009)

Banbridge Chronicle

Macabre rituals detailed in book (Banbridge Chronicle story on Inside the Royal Black Institution, 16th Sept 2009)
Black Response to this story by prominent County Down Blackman Drew Nelson (who is also Secretary of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland)
Evangelical response to Mr Nelson from Paul Malcomson
Full Evangelical Truth response to Blackman Drew Nelson

Roy Garland (Irish News)

Roy Garland (Irish News) response to book – “Fundamentalists, not Jesuits, infiltrated the loyal orders”

John Coulter (Irish Daily Star)

John Coulter (Irish Daily Star) claims this book is “the best piece of anti-Protestant propaganda since the notorious Proclamation of the 1916 Easter Rising” ( 1st December 2009)

Reviews of Inside the Royal Black Institution from Rev. Canon Brian T. Blacoe (former Deputy Grand Chaplain of the Royal Black Institution), Malcolm McClughan (former Royal Black Lecturer) and David Carson (Chairman of the United Protestant Council).

A book for Blackmen to seriously consider by Cecil Andrew of Take Heed Ministries.

The Black Oath

The Royal Black Institution and British Israelism

United Protestant Council reject the “Royal” Black Institution

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