2007 Compact between the MWGLofTX and the MWPHGLofTX

Discussion in 'Masonic Jurisprudence' started by Ashton Lawson, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Ashton Lawson

    Ashton Lawson Premium Member

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    I am pleased to present a copy of the 2007 Mutual Recognition Compact between the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas and the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas.

    This document was rather difficult to obtain, but it is in fact the actual compact signed by both Grand Lodges in 2007.

    View attachment 2007 04 23 Mutual Recog Compact.pdf
     
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  2. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    gratz
     
  3. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Epic...thanks for sharing Bro. Ashton!
     
  4. jack357

    jack357 Premium Member

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    Much appreciated Brother Lawson.
     
  5. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    Ashton, thanks for the job well done. Too bad it was so diffcult to obtain.
     
  6. Bro. Brad Marrs

    Bro. Brad Marrs Premium Member

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    Good job Bro. Ashton. Thanks a lot.
     
  7. mark!

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    Thank you so much for this Bro. Ashton. Very good stuff.
     
  8. Dave in Waco

    Dave in Waco Premium Member

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    Thanks Bro. Ashton!

    Not to be arguementive, but is it me or does this compact look like it recognizes the MWPHGLofTX as regular and legitimate, then comes back and restricts us from visiting each other with the same compact?
     
  9. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    Compacto! Muy Bien, Hermano Ashton. We have been looking so long for this I am not even sure what to do now! Oh, wait yes I am.
     
  10. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    You are correct Dave. This is why we have been fighting to get our hands is we wanted to see for ourselves what it said and I want to say it was not given up easily by anyone we know.
     
  11. mch4970

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    Perhaps the Author's definition of legitimate and regular is pertinent at this juncture. Sounds like double speak to me.
     
  12. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    English Translation: Equal but Separate.
     
  13. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Won't be for long.
     
  14. mark!

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    I do desperately hope so Brother, I do desperately hope so.
     
  15. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Wow, that sure does sound familiar.. !

    Good find Ashton. I can take one good guess where you DIDN'T get it from.
     
  16. chadwalker67

    chadwalker67 Registered User

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    I read it twice and get the impression that we recognize each other as Brother Masons but restrict visitation between lodges. I see nothing in this compact that would restrict individual Brothers from recognizing each other. Prior to reading this I was under the impression that if a Prince Hall Mason gave me a Masonic grip and I returned it then I would be in violation of GL law, after reading the compact I don't see where that is forbidden.
     
  17. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    It doesn't restrict "Masonic Communication" either as we thought before. This is one of the many reasons we were trying to get our hands on it.
     
  18. Wingnut

    Wingnut Premium Member

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    Nothing surprising, shocking, even new. Pretty much what as been said all along...
     
  19. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    That's true. Makes you wonder why it was so difficult to obtain...
     
  20. Wingnut

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    Who did you ask? It may be they didnt have a soft copy...
     

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