For the institution that proclaims no man speaks for Freemasonry, the Grand Lodge of Georgia (some 40,000 members strong) took a stand and made just such a proclamation. Their pronouncement, voted upon at a Grand Lodge session, was to proclaim that neither gay men not fornicators (people who have … [Read more...] about Georgia – Sex, Lives and Fornication
You correspond with Brothers for years. You get to know them really well. Or perhaps you go through a particularly trying time just once with a Brother long distance. That’s enough for a strong bond. But still there is something lacking, the joy of a face to face relationship. Such … [Read more...] about Brothers Often Talked To, Never Seen
The Beehive presents an interview with Duke Bass Fortesque. This is being presented as opinions of Fortesque and The Beehive, not as fact. Names of the Lodge and any other Florida Masons have been deliberately omitted. Freemason Information welcomes a rebuttal from either the Master of the Lodge or … [Read more...] about The Other Half Of The Florida Masonic Scandal Tells All
In a stunning reversal by Georgia Scottish Rite, Brothers Victor Marshall and Zeithlin Waters of Gate City Lodge No. 2 have been approved to receive the Degrees. The SGIG set aside the ballots of two weeks ago and approved Marshall and waters for membership. They are being accorded the ritual of … [Read more...] about Georgia Scottish Rite Reverses Initial Discriminatory Decision
The Beehive recognizes that not everybody will agree with the opinions expressed here. In fact as many won't as will. Yet in the spirit of fair and balanced journalism Freemason Information is not hesitant to publish counter opinions that take issue with what has been published. We here remain … [Read more...] about Response To Missing The Boat
What makes a lodge successful? Is it the energy behind the lodge, the people that create it? And, does that energy come at a cost? Is there a social capital that is bartered in an invisible exchange that at times reflects a huge value where at others it challenges its very existence. Missed the … [Read more...] about Social Capital and the era of Gate City Lodge
A printed media distributed over a wide area of Georgia called The Sunday Paper has published a long story on the Gate City Lodge 2 situation titled, “Letting In A Black Man, Atlanta Freemason Lodge Fights For Equality.” The paper tells the story of Victor Marshall the soft spoken Black Army … [Read more...] about Realizing The Opportunity
The Palmetto Bug on the Masonic Line has made mention just recently of some of the disparity between internet blogging on the various goings on in the Internet world of late. Specifically the points of the W. Virginia Affair; the Georgia Affair, and the recently reported Virginia Affair which is … [Read more...] about Tempests in tea cups.
Fatherhood can change your perspective in a hurry. I realize that’s probably the biggest understatement in history, but our six-year-old son has got me thinking about a lot of things. Mainly, I wonder what Freemasonry will look like as he grows up, and if it will offer anything to him and his … [Read more...] about What will Freemasonry Offer My Son?
The first volley of a battle can tell you a lot, especially when your troops are gun shy, frightened by the noise, and abandon the front lines. When we discuss the events taking place in the Grand Lodge of Georgia, it is easy to say "let the Grand Lodge take care of it and let's see what … [Read more...] about Losing the Battle After the First Volley