Georgia. Alabama. Arkansas. Arizona. Connecticut. England. The Philippines.
There's another crack in the cement of brotherly love. This time it's in West Virginia.
Bro. Chris Hodapp, on his Freemasons for Dummies blog, gives us a glimpse into emails to and from a group of Masons, comprised of at least 100, and the Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia, M.W. Bro. Charles F. "Chuck" Coleman, II.
Apparently, the group is unhappy that measures they voted on, and passed, at the most recent Grand Lodge communication have been overturned unilaterally by the Grand Master.
A West Virginia Mason using the name I.M. Hiram sent out an email to a large group of supporters, and the email found its way to the Grand Master.
The Grand Master, it seems, immediately threatened expulsion of those who were a part of this email chain.
The motto displayed on the website of the Grand Lodge of West Virginia is "Building Bridges amongst Men through Brotherhood."
I recall that West Virginia's most famous bridge was the Silver Bridge, which collapsed into the Ohio River in 1967, killing 46 people, after area citizens had been repeatedly warned for over a year about the upcoming disaster by the appearance of the Mothman, a winged man-size creature with glowing red eyes.
Read the emails and Bro. Hodapp's commentary on his blog.
Image: Statue of the Mothman in Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Additional resource: More about Mothman
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