GM of New Jersey Posthumously Names Capitol Police Officer an "Honorary Mason"

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  1. by Christopher Hodapp MW Robert V. Monacelli, the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge F&AM of New Jersey, has just issued an edict posthumously proclaiming the late Brian David Sicknick as an...

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  2. jermy Bell

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    Let's make everyone a honorary grandmaster. There's no place for this nonsense in our craft. The more and more I read, I wonder more and more why I became a Mason, and if I want to continue the journey
     
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  3. Number4

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    Agreed! This kind of action IMHO brings an element of politics into the craft, and that should never be.
     
  4. Blackstar

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    It doesn't feel political to me. (I'm happy for someone to point me to the politics, though.)

    It says his father and brother were both Masons. I'd think they'd know his wishes and perhaps were the ones to ask for it? And we also don't know what his desires were, if he had petitioned, or was in the process of petitioning.

    If they followed their own rules, I have no complaints.
     
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  5. Number4

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    I'm sorry, but with the greatest respect to Officer Sicknick and his family, he was tragically killed in the line of duty, like so many other brave LEO's and first responders. There is no mention in the edict of what the circumstances were "above and beyond his role" that would merit such an extraordinary award: I'm not sure simply being related to Masons alone is just qualification. Just because the rules allow something doesn't necessarily make it right.

    Was the same honor offered to David Dorn, the retired officer who was murdered bravely defending a friend's store back in June?
     
  6. Blackstar

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    I am still not making the connection. Why, exactly, do people think this was a political decision?

    If a Grand Master wanted to make Mr. Dorn a Mason and two of his family members consented, I'd have no problem with that, either.

    But they were two different circumstances in two different states, so I'm confused.
     
  7. jermy Bell

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    Can I be a honorary grandmaster???
    I am a mason and completed my 3 degrees, and now am sitting in the south. I will write my GL and ask to be made grandmaster.
     
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  8. Number4

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    Where do we draw the line? There are hundreds of First Responders who gave their lives courageously on 9/11 but nobody made them members of our fraternity. The cornerstone of Freemasonry is that we are all equal: nobody gets a pass because they did a particular job or any other activity outside the Lodge.
     
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  9. Glen Cook

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    What are the standards to be an honorary GM in your state?
     
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  10. jermy Bell

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    It was sarcasm.
     
  11. TheThumbPuppy

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    The Glorious Party has cancelled sarcasm.

    Adog (since amen was also cancelled)

     
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  12. Glen Cook

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    So, what are the standards?
     
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  13. Number4

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    Surely you mean "Apersons".......
     
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  14. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Awhatever - Surely you don't want to offend the non-person identity crowd.
     
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  15. Number4

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    I don't care, I've decided I want to be a helicopter:p
     
  16. TheThumbPuppy

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    How do helicopters have non-binary coitus ?
     
  17. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    rotor rooter...
     
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  18. Number4

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    Depends how many rooters, sorry, rotors they have
     
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  19. TheThumbPuppy

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    No no, it doesn't matter how many rotors they actually have. What counts is how many rotors they think they have.

    Oops I forgot to use the correct pronoun, how unforgivable of me! The pronouns for helicopters are hel/thell

    No no, it doesn't matter how many rotors thell actually have. What counts is how many rotors thell think thell have.
     
  20. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    hel know!
     
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