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Facts about Freemasonry

Below you will find some facts about Freemasonry, though these are only some and not all, should you interested in obtaining more information please visit our contact page to submit for the secretary to reach out to you.

Freemasonry is a fraternity not a religion 

As a fraternal association dedicated to making good men better, Freemasonry respects the religious beliefs of all its members.  Freemasonry has no theology and does not teach any method of salvation.  In particular it not claim that good works gain or guarantee salvation


Freemasonry is an open fraternity, not secretive, society

Masonic meetings are announced public, Masonic buildings are marked clearly and are listed in phone directories, and Masons proudly wear jewelry identifying their membership.  Freemasonry inherited a tradition of trade secrets from the cathedral building guild of medieval Europe.  The only "secrets" still belonging to modern Masonry are traditional passwords, signs of recognition, and dramatic presentations of moral lessons

Freemasonry is open to all men of good character who believe in God

Freemasonry does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, or social class


Freemasonry does not require improper oaths

The solemn promises taken in Freemasonry are no different than the oaths taken in court or on entering the armed services.  The much-discussed "penalties," judicial remnants from an earlier age, are symbolic, not literal.  They refer only to the pain any honest man should feel at the thought of violating his word

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