Monday, March 20, 2006

Alabama Getaway: Young Masons flee the Blue Lodge

Looks like there is Masonic trouble with a capital T brewing in the great state of Alabama.

At Seeker's Observations, a new Mason tells why already he has stopped participating in lodge activities, yet remains a Mason in his heart.

At Free-Mason-Alert, we're told about how one brother was attacked for wearing an antique York Rite apron while visting a lodge, only to be accused by the Worshipful Master, Grand Master of Alabama and other brothers of wearing an apron from the so-called "clandestine" Rite of the Rose Cross. You can read a series of emails between the parties involved.

[Addendum to the original post] Also new at Free-Mason-Alert today is a short essay titled "The Fading Away of the Old System." In part it says:
What have they done to our fraternity? They have transformed it into a tyrannical power based upon the greed for money, titles, and the lust for power. How many of you step into a Lodge and feel the evil directed towards you? How many "Brothers" can you trust today? Do you feel a sense of danger? I do. So what are we going to do about it? [end of addendum]
Freemasonry in the South has found itself in a sorry state. Young, energetic, free-thinking Masons are being rebuffed, abused and threatened with exile for trying to find more in Freemasonry than good ol' boy networking, fish fry dinners and boring, meaningless business meetings. Masonic education is not only frowned upon; it's discouraged. Brotherly love no longer prevails.

"Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act." — George Orwell

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