Square & Compasses

North Carolina announcement

From: "Dan Weatherington" 
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 97 15:11:30 PDT

The Board of Custodians of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina recently passed unanimously the following resolution.

WHEREAS, racial discrimination is abhorrent and unacceptable, and

WHEREAS, Freemasonry and the Grand Lodge of North Carolina teach the principles of friendship, morality and brotherly love, and

WHEREAS, Freemasonry regards the internal and not the external qualifications of a man, and

WHEREAS, the right of visitation is a Masonic landmark recognized in this Grand Jurisdiction,

NOW THEREFORE, the Board of General Purposes of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina RESOLVES that racial discrimination is abhorrent, unacceptable and unmasonic.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that no board, committee, commission, subordinate lodge, or associated Masonic body in this Grand Jurisdiction shall maintain any racially discriminatory guidelines, practices, or policies.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the master of a Masonic lodge in this Grand Jurisdiction shall not consider the race of any brother from a recognized lodge in deciding who may visit in his lodge.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the master of a Masonic lodge in this Grand Jurisdiction shall not consider any objection to such a visitation that he believes is based on race.


To many of you, this may sound like much ado about nothing, but to a southern Mason, it's a HUGE step in the right direction.

Dan Weatherington PM MPS
Wilson (NC) 712


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