posted on May, 6 2007 @ 01:49 AM
I am not a mason, but to be frank, some of the masons I met were misfits. It seems doubtful that the masons would expect all their members to be like
At the end of the day masons are people just like everyone else. You would not want to associate with someone who engaged in "moral turpitude" just
like the masons. Whether adultery counts as moral turpitude is probably highly dependent on the circumstances surrounding the act.
If a good friend of yours confessed to having a moment of weakness and having an affiar, under most circumstances you would probably be able to
continue to be his friend. If he slept with your wife, or the wife of a close friend, or if he happened to be married to your sister, or a close
friend's sister, it would more difficult or impossible to forgive him. Other aggravating circumstances may include the adulterer giving his
faithful spouse an STD, the adulterer having a child or children out of wedlock, affairs that bring shame and embarrassment to the family, and
Masons are ordinary people. Like many ordinary people, a good fraction of them have had affairs, so my guess would be that they would be generally
foregiving if one of their members had an affair. Therefore they probably would not disqualify a member just because he had an affair, unless their
were aggravating circumstances surrounding the affair.