A big masonic and Scottish rite stereotype for people i personally know , and who obviously have no clue about the craft, is they think FreeMasons are a Protestant, W.A.S.P. Organization or fraternity. They also think the Scottish Rite is for Protestant Scottish Men. Im part Italian American and German American and proud of both Masonry has deep roots in Italy, Bavaria, Germany ect. And Europe as a whole. Has anyone else ever experience ignorant non brothers who lack knowledge in their daily travels ?