[Square & Compasses]

Letter of the month: July 1999

 Message-Id: <379E6D80.48ED939@bigfoot.com> Date: Tue, 27 Jul
1999 19:40:00 -0700 From: Randy <technicalman@bigfoot.com> To:
masonry-ask@MIT.EDU Subject: Question about Masonry 

Dear Sirs,

I've been interested in Free Masonry for some time. A friend of mine was a Shriner. He told me a little about Masonry, and how he got involved. He said something that puzzled me though. He said that Mormons couldn't join. I was baptized LDS when I was very young, and have been an inactive Mormon for over 20 yrs. Does Masonry hold a grudge against mormons for what Joseph Smith did 100 yrs ago? Do I have to do anything special to become a member because I am somewhat involved with the LDS church?

thanks Sincerely
Randy Jones


To: Randy <technicalman@bigfoot.com>
Subject: Re: Question about Masonry 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 27 Jul 1999 19:40:00 PDT."
             <379E6D80.48ED939@bigfoot.com> 
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Your friend is just plain wrong.

Masonry has no bar against Mormons or anyone else.

It may be that some particular LDS church may have some bad feeling against Masonry, and discourages its members from joining, but it's purely a one-way thing.

There are quite a few Mormons who have joined Masonry. Any good man who professes belief in a Supreme Being is welcome.

Okay? Tell your friend he needs to check his facts. Or at least stop talking about what he doesn't know.


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