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
"Hmmm, I guess that might be dependent upon the jurisdiction. Here the moment you're raised you're a Master Mason, and it's that simple. You can eventually be suspended if the work isn't completed within a certain period of time,…"
While I suppose it's actually possible that you don't know any Masons, I suspect that the case is you don't know THAT someone you know is a Mason.
In either case, cold-calling is totally acceptable. I know some very good men…"
"Charles, I'm given to understand that you'll find a brother running the site, too. :)
Shawn, some lodges really struggle with getting the people they need all at the same time due to personal commitments. The Master's degree is a lot…"
"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."
"If the congregation doesn't think that pastors have their own problems, then that's an issue with the congregation, not the pastor.
From what I gather, much loneliness for pastors comes from the problems created by being both close friend…"
"I would imagine a big problem would be that your foibles will be front-page news on the gossip circuit. But: do people really expect perfection?
Maybe some sort of confidential group? In such a case, with everyone's foibles on…"