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originally posted by: testingtesting
I have been to the local one and they are good people just a bit old and dusty for me.
originally posted by: Painterz
"As an organisation we welcome individuals from all walks of life, of any race, faith, age, class or political persuasion."
So long as you're a man.
Statement from the U.G.L.E. (March 10, 1999)
[ “There exist in England and Wales at least two Grand Lodges solely for women. Except that these bodies admit women, they are, so far as can be ascertained, otherwise regular in their practice. There is also one which admits both men and women to membership. They are not recognised by this Grand Lodge and intervisitation may not take place. There are, however, discussions from time to time with the women's Grand Lodges on matters of mutual concern. Brethren are therefore free to explain to non-Masons, if asked, that Freemasonry is not confined to men (even though this Grand Lodge does not itself admit women). Further information about these bodies may be obtained by writing to the Grand Secretary.” ]
Regius Poem (Halliwell Manuscript)
[“In that honest craft to be perfect;
And so each one shall teach the other,
And love together as sister and brother.”]
[“The tenth article is for to know,
Among the craft, to high and low,
There shall no master supplant another,
But be together as sister and brother.”]
[“That no craving be made to thee,
Nor to thy fellows in no degree,
To man or to woman, whoever he be,
Pay them well and truly, for that will we;”]
[“Each one serve other with mild cheer; Gentle fellows, you must it know, For to be stewards all in turn, Week after week without doubt, Stewards to be so all in turn about,
Amiably to serve each one other,
As though they were sister and brother.”]
York Manuscript No. 4
[“The one of the elders takeing the Booke and that hee or shee that is to be made mason shall lay their hands thereon, and the charge shall be given.”]