Masonry For Women--HOT TOPIC!

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by CLewey44, Jul 15, 2017.

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Would you suggest to a female that is interested in Masonry to join Co-Masonry or Continental Lodge?

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  2. No

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  1. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    With the long conversations on women and Masonry, would you suggest to a woman interested in joining to join a group considered irregular or clandestine, hence possibly revealing the secrets of Masons to those not 'qualified'?
     
  2. cemab4y

    cemab4y Premium Member

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    not sure how to answer. I know a female freemason here in suburban WashDC. She is a fine person. Her lodge is not recognized.
     
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  3. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    I know, it's such a difficult scenario. I've heard people say that women would be a distraction in lodge. If that is the only reason we don't allow them to join our lodges, then female Masonry could and should maybe be recognized. Have all female lodges. That way you take out the 'sexual' element.
     
  4. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    What's a continental lodge?
     
  5. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    Your not revealing anything. No different in my opinion then a Bro in 1 of the 9 jurisdictions that doesnt recognize PHA recommending a PHA lodge to someone.

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  6. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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  7. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    That's true. Not directly.
     
  8. Elexir

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    In Sweden I would recomend LDH for anyone who is truly intressted in freemasonry (if intressted in orders in general I have a few other options).
    My main reason is that they are a stable order and pretty serious in their work.
    Fun fact is that the Scandinavian federation has the requirment of a supreme deity.

    The reason for not including OES is that they dont exist here and most likley never will. Most masons wifes that are intressted in sororital(?) orders go to other orders.
     
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  9. JamestheJust

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    When I was young, as a Roman Catholic, I was told I could go to Hell for going to an Anglican ritual - it was a mortal sin. The high Anglican ritual was almost indistinguishable from the Roman ritual of the time. Many years the Church decided that it was only a minor sin, and even that it was an ecumenical good deed to visit such congregations at their services.

    Since then I have made my own decisions independently of ruling bodies.
     
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  11. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Lolololololol...I feel you.
     
  12. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    Why didn't you include feminine freemasonry in the poll?
     
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  13. Bloke

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    Probably was not in his mind Glen. We don't have it here.... and while I know its a thing in England and in the USA, it's very low profile to most of us.

    Generally, I answered yes, I would recommend a woman to join a Female or Co-Masonic order, and have often done so. I also mention Eastern Star and Amaranth.... but that's not helpful to strangers. Their only option "irregular" group here ("irregular" being a subjective, not universal but widely and frequently consistently defined word) is Le Droit humain (LDH) , and we only have two lodges working in a city of 4.6 million people.. I'd actually be very sad to hear of LDH demise here; it is quite weak and could use the members ! HOWEVER, I would not recommend a male to them, unless he, after explanation, objected to "us" being a male only fraternity, then I would send him to LDH.

    If my partner wanted to join, I'd ask her to try OES first.. but if she wanted to join LDH, there is no way I would object... to do so opens me to double standards, I want to be a member of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (or what ever your local regular GL is called) and I cannot see how I would have any right to object to her joining any lawful group which she wanted to join... oh, unless it is the local swingers group... :)
     
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  14. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    @Glen Cook The question line wouldn't hold anymore words lol.
     
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  15. acjohnson53

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    they have their Charters and Aux. Why they trying invade my privacy, like golf...but they took gook golf from us. curious to see what's really going on
     
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  17. Ripcord22A

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    I have no idea what ur talking about. What is gook golf?

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  18. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    I thought the word 'gook' was sort of off the table these days....
     
  19. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Gook? Isn't that a Klingon delicacy?
     
  20. Elexir

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    Gagh ;)
     
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