Freemasonry in the News

This is not your grandfather’s Freemasonry, at least not in Boston and the Grand Lodge AF & AM.

Freemasonry has opened up in the last 50 years, sharing its goals and purpose with the public so that they can be better understood. And the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts has been at the forefront of this openness.

It was four years ago that Massachusetts launched its Ben Franklin series that described the Fraternity to the general public. There is a concerted effort here to dispel some of the myths and misinformation that has been allowed to exist by tight lipped Freemasons and reach out to the public in hopes of creating a better understanding of the Craft.

This is all reflected in the WGBH Boston Television piece on Massachusetts Freemasonry. Go back a few decades and this would have been a hit piece. But because Massachusetts Mainstream Freemasonry has laid the groundwork of years of informing the public of just what Freemasonry is all about, something your Grandfather’s Freemasonry would not do, this is the closest you can get to an infomercial.

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Fred is a Past Master of Plymouth Lodge, Plymouth Massachusetts, and Past Master of Paul Revere Lodge, Brockton, Massachusetts. Presently, he is a member of Pride of Mt. Pisgah No. 135, Prince Hall Texas, where is he is also a Prince Hall Knight Templar . Fred is a Fellow of the Phylaxis Society and Executive Director of the Phoenix Masonry website and museum.


  1. Freemasonry is very personal, however it cannot keep from being public by nature because our good deeds glorify our Father which is in heaven.

  2. All the secrecy and mystery surrounding Freemasonry is there for a reason. Those at the lower levels are for the most part unaware of the Luciferian doctrines held at the highest levels, since the revelation of what the lodge really believes and is really about is progressive as one goes up the proverbial ladder. The oaths taken by inductees are totally abominable , swearing that they should be basically given a “Sicilian Necktie” if they ever betray the secrets of the lodge.For anyone who is a Christian to become a Freemason is total insanity since their beliefs and rituals and oaths glorify anything but Christ. John F. Kennedy was quite right in his assertion that we should despise secret societies such as this.

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