Grand Lodge of Ky and Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ky now have visitation

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  1. RedTemplar

    RedTemplar Johnny Joe Combs Premium Member

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    Today, The Grand Lodge of Kentucky, upon request of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Kentucky, voted to allow visitation between the subordinate bodies of each organization. A grand day, indeed!
     
  2. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Too long in coming, but good news indeed!
     
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  3. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    Awesome News!!
     
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  4. alterian

    alterian Registered User

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    Great news
     
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  5. cemab4y

    cemab4y Premium Member

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    As a Kentucky mason, I applaud this ! APPLAUSE!!
     
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  6. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    GREAT NEWS!!!!! Look forward to visiting!
     
  7. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Just occured to me....has the Kentucky PH Grand Lodge voted to allow this also?
     
  8. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Totally agree!
     
  9. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    "upon request of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Kentucky"
    Seems unlikely to me that they would request it without knowing the will of the Brethren...
     
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  10. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    You couldn't have visitation unless both grand lodges agree to it. So they likely had already approved it. Not to mention that there was already recognition without visitation.
     
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  12. SimonM

    SimonM Registered User

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    How many states are there left that dont have visitation?


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  13. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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  14. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    I think that cleans the slate of states that have recognition but not visitation. Recognition is still an issue in both directions.
     
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  16. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Did some checking with a brother last night. The Kentucky PH Grand Lodge had previously approved this measure. Therefore, visitation and Masonic communication between us is now in effect. A great day for Masonry in Kentucky!!!!
     
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  17. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    No. Because they already had recognition without visitation. Let's see if I can remember: FL, GA, MS, LA, TN, WV, AR, AL & SC.
     
  18. Travelling Man91

    Travelling Man91 Registered User

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    An older gentleman told me in order for the last few GLS to get on board, it's going to take some Masonic Funerals. I don't believe PHGL of TN or GL of TN has every tried to gain recognition with each other let alone discuss visitation. The quote on both sides has always been "Their clandestine"

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  19. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Sadly, this is not only true for GLs and PH GLs but individual lodges as well. I'm sure that some lodges on both side of the spectrum will not like these new developments. However, I'm sure that these will be in the minority and they will just have to get used to it.
     
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  20. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Last time I checked GLSC was still spouting the "sovereign jurisdiction" line. As long as that barrier stands there will be no recognition.
     
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