Travelling man

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by scanfi, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. scanfi

    scanfi Registered User

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    I travelled to Houma Louisiana, visited a lodge there but was not accepted in. Reason the lodge i belong to was not in there books.

    I was raised in May 09, and didn't know there is discrimination within the craft. Can someone enlighten me.
     
  2. js4253

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    If you visit a Lodge in Texas you must provide a current picture ID and a paid up dues card issued by a Lodge that is recognized by the Grand Lodge of Texas. Every Lodge in Texas has a book to verify the visitors Lodge. So, I guess you could say there is discrimination.

    Was your Lodge not recognized by the Grand Lodge of Louisiana?
     
  3. Sirius

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    What lodge are you a member of? In what Grand Lodge?
     
  4. C_Cabra

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    If you belong to a clandestine lodge then you will be descriminated against. It is in the obligation that we all take that we cannot have masonic communications with a clandestine Mason. If you were not accepted in a mainstream lodge that would mean you.
     
  5. scanfi

    scanfi Registered User

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    I had my dues card with me and showed it to the brother at the lodge. He said to me they cant accept me because the lodge was not recognized on the book from the Grand Lodge of Louisiana.

    Am a member of John G. Jones #370 A.F. & A.M., Grand lodge is U.M.W. Scottish Rite Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Texas.
     
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  6. Sirius

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    Yes. I understand that part. What lodge are a member of? What Grand Lodge is it a part of?

    You see for a Mason to visit he must be a member of a Grand Lodge that is in communication with the lodge being visited. A great deal of bogus Masonry is out there. Many use Masonry as a scam. I'm sorry if you felt discriminated against by the Houma Lodge. They were only doing what the law required them to do. It wasn't personal or discriminatory. For More info about Bogus Masonry see: http://www.thephylaxis.org/bogus/index.php
     
  7. HKTidwell

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    U.m.w?
     
  8. scanfi

    scanfi Registered User

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    Am a member of John G. Jones #370 A.F. & A.M., Grand lodge is U.M.W. Scottish Rite Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Texas.
     
  9. scanfi

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    Home Lodge is John G. Jones #370 A.F. & A.M., Grand lodge is United Most Worshipful Scottish Rite Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Texas. Affiliated with the original General Grand Masonic Congress Of Grand Masters of U.S.A. at Washington, D.C. and The United Supreme Council of A.A.S.R. for the 33degree and Last Degree of Freemansonry, for the Southern and Western Masonic Jurisdiction U.S.A. Grand Orient, Washington, D.C. Organized April5, 1869.

    I copied this info from my dues card.
     
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    scanfi Registered User

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    I appreciate the information i got here. I just found out that have been duped after reading the information on the phylaxis website.
     
  12. scanfi

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    Thanks Sonny Marchbanks, i didnt know about the bogus mason until i became a victim of discrimination. Since this happen yesterday have been looking for answers to why. Have been duped i wanted to be part of the good work & good people and be able to contribute my quota towards the work towards humanity & learn Mansonry. Didnt know i was in the wrong place.

    I appreciate everyone who responded. Thank you
     
  13. Sirius

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    Unless you're a Past Master, you are not a member of Grand Lodge. So, no worries. Familiarity with the law will shine some light upon your path.


    You are welcome. You have good intentions. Good luck on your search. This should shed some light upon your path: http://www.mwphglotx.org/index2.htm
     
  14. C_Cabra

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    Good Luck Scanfi.

    I had a similar conversation with a gentleman that I was interviewing for a job this week.

    Is anyone familiar with the Mount Carmel Grand Lodge here in Austin? The candidate I was interviewing was very upset to find out that I considered him clandestine.

    I encouraged him to go back and ask his secretary which lodges he could visit around the world and if there were less than 50 then he was not a part of mainstream Freemasonry. He was very upset to find out he couldn't visit my lodge. He said that if he found out that what I said was true he would be back for a petition.

    15 minutes later a friend of his that already works for me called asking the same questions. I felt like crap telling them because they both just got their third degree...
     
  15. Sirius

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    That sucks! That's not necessarily cut off from the light, but it does make it more complicated to travel.
     
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    That is a funny thing-not being a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas-unless your a pastmaster. A lot of brethren had and still have a problem w/that term. I can understand why.
    Are you a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas? No but my lodge is:drum:
     
  17. Sirius

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    :first:
     
  18. Bill Lins

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    The United Most Worshipful Scottish Rite Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Texas is regarded as clandestine both by the Grand Lodge of Texas and, apparently, the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, also. Unless I am mistaken and apropos of nothing whatever, the doctor being investigated in connection with the death of Michael Jackson is the "Grand Medical Officer" of the UMWSRGL.
     
  19. Sirius

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    I've read that very thing.
     
  20. Bill Lins

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    Bro. Robert- check Article II, Sec. 1 of the Constitution in the front of your Law Book. Being a "member" of the Grand Lodge is a perk earned by those who have accepted the responsibility and have been been found worthy by their Brethren to preside over & manage their Lodges. As such, PM's have the right to propose resolutions & vote on the same at the Annual Communication.
     

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