posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 01:24 PM
reply to post by KawRider9
Personally, I don't care too much about who the Investigation Committee uses for background checks. First and foremost, I want that background check
to be complete and thorough. If there is a company out there that can do this, prices are right, and they are owned/run by Masons, then sure I'd
vote to use them.
My lodge currently uses our State Investigation Bureau, FYI.
Freemasonry welcomes ALL races and creeds to petition. Granted, some individual Masons may still hold racial biases (shame!) and may use their
anonymous vote to hold up that petitioner, but Freemasonry welcomes all.
As far the Bible vs Koran goes, this should also be a non-issue in any lodge. If a Jewish candidate or brother prefers the use of the Torah, we'll
go get one for him. Same with a Koran. The Bible is used by default in the USA since Christianity seems to be the majority around here, but any Holy
Book can be laid upon the altar for the candidate/brother taking a degree.
I guess I've never heard of this being an issue in the lodges I visit. Hope you find resolution to all this in Illinois.