Greetings.My name is Brad Felmey and I've lived my entire life in a little town just west of Fort Worth, TX.I have been active civically and politically for most of my life. I'm a past master and…Continue
"Precedence and superimposition are different things. One you get to do for yourself. The other you don't get to do for others.
It's clear that you're convinced being gay is a prima facie character flaw. It's clear that I believe…"
"I think the context is dead-on. Freemasonry isn't "liberal" nor "conservative". It's Freemasonry. It's about character, period. It is you who have defined homosexuality as a character flaw. You get to do that on…"
"Masonry is not Christian. It is also not Muslim. It is self-importance to overlay your personal religious convictions across Masonry and declare anything that doesn't fit your criteria to be unsuitable.
It is exactly this same attitude which…"
"This matters about as much to me as if he were black, which is to say not at all. I'm in Texas, so I'll let you guess how prevalent this particular viewpoint isn't.
Does he have good character? THAT matters to me."
"Perhaps the answer to this will be dependent upon your location. I can share that in my lodge the three degrees are $50/ea, and the annual dues are $65, which comes out to $5.42/mo.
Other places are likely higher, and maybe some lower.
If you share…"
"I know the ritual is slightly different between jurisdictions, but my obligation was given on the grounds of "...will not interfere with your duty to God, your country, your neighbor, or yourself". I was taught scenarios where the Masonic…"
"Congratulations, Bro. Steinschreiber!
There is no requirement to do so, and in these parts it's not commonly done, but as far as I know there isn't any kind of prohibition or faux pas in giving a gift."
"No, I understand that the website I recommended talked about manners, which is something I totally lack in the OP. I'm merely saying that Shane is ome of the lucky few who can say almost anything and no one cares. It would be surprising if he…"