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Thursday, October 12, 2006


The website link you see above is place where you can find the complete story on the Masonic Protest Rally in Birmingham, Alabama yesterday afternoon. The blog writer is one of the participants in the protest, and he was kind enough to send me the link to his blog and update me on the latest news concerning the protest.

Ten brave souls in the middle of the Deep South dared to challenge some of the most powerful people in Alabama as they boldly but respectfully protested the racist exclusion of 'Prince Hall Masons' from the ranks of the Grand Lodge of Alabama. As I have reported to you before, this practice is rare among Masons. The U.S. Grand Lodge has no such exclusionary policy and fully recognizes and accepts their black counterparts in the Prince Hall Lodges. The problem is that in the South there are a few orders of the Grand Lodge that still exclude blacks from their ranks. The Grand Lodge of Alabama is one of them. Alabama Governor Bob Riley is a member of that Lodge.

Remember that most of those who are protesting the Grand Lodge are themselves Masons. This is NOT an anti-Mason movement.

As you will note in the story found on the scottishritefacts blog, the protest was peaceful. However, some of the members of the Grand Lodge obviously felt threatened by the presence of protesters, although they were not standing on Lodge property, so the police were summoned to the scene. Four police cruisers were dispatched to the scene to monitor the movements of a mere TEN peaceful protesters who broke no laws.

Be sure to pay a visit to the website provided at the beginning of this post. This is the tip of the iceberg.

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