reply to post by network dude
LIke I said before as well, I am friends with many 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Masons, and even some Past Grand Masters, and they have a hard time
eating chitlins, let alone Children.
One of the sweetest men I know is a 33rd degree, and a past DDGM, and a past District Instructor, and he drives the Shriner Van to the hospital in
Tampa every week, and he drives 50 miles at age 70 to come to our Lodge on every degree night even though he is only an honorary member of our Lodge,
and he still has a lot of fire in his belly when it comes to people doing things incorrectly or against Masonic principles.
If there was anyone within 250 miles of us, in the past 40 years, doing anything remotely similar to the Conspiracy rumors, this guy would have known
about it, and he would have put a stop to it.
Maybe there have been a few bad apples over the years, but that can be said for any organization. There have been a few bad Governors, and
Presidents, and Priests, and School Teachers, and Rotary Club Members, and fathers, and mothers, etc., etc.
All in all, out of 10's of 1000's of Masons, a couple of bad apples, acting independently of the Organization, and more than likely suspended from
the fraternity as soon as their actions were known, does not reflect badly on the Organization. If anything, it serves to prove how good our
fraternity is at picking good men, and then policing ourselves effectively.