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For Freemasons, Is Banning Gays Or Being Gay Un-Masonic? : NPR

Those members who keep insisting that we “shouldn’t air our dirty laundry in public” probably aren’t pleased with this NPR story. But the fact is that by squashing discussion about some of these issues, it creates a climate – indeed, a mindset – that we should *never* talk about some of these issues.

We can’t solve the problems if we can’t even talk about them.

Over the next two days in Nashville, the Grand Lodge of Tennessee will decide which conduct is more Un-masonic: Being gay or banning gays, a decision that could affect Freemasons around the world.

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Categories: Freemasonry
  1. March 22, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    The same argument was used in GA in 2009-10 over admitting a black man for membership in an Atlanta lodge. That, and “Mind your own business, Yankee!” Unfortunately, it hit the New York Times.

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  2. March 22, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I think banning is very in Masonic. We teach brotherly love just they took it one step further. The lodges that put this in their constitution have brought religion into the craft… and look what it has done.


  3. March 22, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    So Tom… Did you meet any Masons from that side of the pond? If so, how do they see us Yanks? Are we just daft, or? 🙂


  4. April 1, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    While each jurisdiction is of course independent and sovereign I would point to UGLE’s take. Gay men are welcome to join and their partners are entitled to the same support as female partners in time of need. In essence apply the level as we’re taught and treat equally.


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