Generally speaking, freemasonrywatch.org is NOT considered a credible source to cite, particularly by members of this board. But ignoring that, I'll address a few of the other things:
I take issue with Frost writing "Royal Order of Jesters (ROJ) AKA Shriners AKA Masons". It's true that to be a Shriner, you must be a Master Mason,
and to be in the ROJ, you must be a Shriner. But AKA implies equivalence, when clearly ROJ is a subset of a subset of masonry, and in no way should be
used to reflect on masonry as a whole. That's like saying because Ted Stevens AKA a Reublican AKA a Senator may have been involved in a gay sex
scandal, the whole Legislative Branch of the US government must be into gay sex. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
But no, I don't really think you can ever take the actions of the few as being representative of the many. Should the actions of those in question
cast a bad light on the Jesters? Possibly. The Shriners, perhaps. But Masonry as a whole? No.
Now, all that being said, I believe if a mason is convicted of a felony the Grand Lodge of his state may strip him of his membership, and by saying
"You're not a Mason", it would mean he couldn't be a Shriner or a Jester in good standing either. It might not be a bad idea for the appropriate
bodies to take such action should the allegations be proven true.