Gay Men in Masonry

Discussion in 'Masonic Jurisprudence' started by CLewey44, Dec 24, 2016.

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Should gay men be allowed to join Masonry?

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  2. No

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  1. zenotornado

    zenotornado Registered User

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    Why should it be a problem to be gay? In Germany it's no problem and if someone found his love I'm happy about it :)
     
  2. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Most people don't seem to mind. Others may just be uncomfortable with it due to religious views I think or they just aren't comfortable with it in general. As a matter of fact, statistically, there is likely at least one or two gay men in most lodges and the other fellas just don't know it since it is not apart of the screening process.
     
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  3. jermy Bell

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    Don't ask, don't tell. Kinda like masonry.
     
  4. BullDozer Harrell

    BullDozer Harrell Registered User

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    That would be an issue for the particular lodge whenever it comes before them to decide. If there's a silence in the law then it's open discussion for them to exercise their will & pleasure.

    Lodges are strange sometimes though. Just like the people who make up their membership. Rather than vote with their own hearts and mind, some guys just go with the flow. Supposedly 'to preserve peace & harmony within'. Yeah right.
     
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  5. Warrior1256

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    Unfortunately true.
     
  6. nobleadj

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    I can't believe this is even being entertain.

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  7. Ripcord22A

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    What dou mean?

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  8. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    yeah, it could be taken two ways.
     
  9. Keith C

    Keith C Registered User

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    Welcome to the forum! Quite an enigmatic first post. Can you expand on your comment? What is it you are tying to get across? Several complete sentences explaining your position on the subject being discussed would be quite helpful to contribute to the conversation.
     
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  10. jermy Bell

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    I don't find this to be a real issue. Don't ask, don't tell, and don't flaunt it. Should be focusing on the men that are corrupting freemasonry, and bring dishonor to the fraternity.
     
  11. Warrior1256

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    Good point.
     
  12. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Either way it's a dead end comment. Whether i and other readers agree with his view is irrelevant. His position seems fixed.
     
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  13. LK600

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    I personally am not joining this or any other group to espouse my, or any other members heterosexuality. Nor would I be interested in seeing / hearing anyone else's homosexuality. So, I'm not sure what someone's sexuality has to do with anything. And lastly, let's not get into the "it's against my religious beliefs and is a sin" argument. Being Christian myself, I would gladly explain how that argument doesn't support ostracizing a person for one sin while completely ignoring thousands more to fit your desires is worse. A sin is a sin correct? let's move on.
     
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  14. Warrior1256

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    Sounds good to me.
    Agreed!
     
  15. RayverInColorado

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