Rhetoric or righteousness?
I was reanalyzing the expulsion of Kentucky Mason John Wright, and the thought occurred to me, was the gay issue in the charges or were they part of a means to color a (still) witch hunt based on otherwise slightly promiscuous behavior.
Reviewing the formal charge document, they read that the recipient “violated his oath and obligation, by his own admission, of having engaged in one or more relationships prior to the finalization of his divorce.
So no mention of his persuasion, but rather what seems to me an intrusion of his personal life.
Is it justifiable to questions a man’s oath and obligation on the grounds that he confesses pre-marital intercourse? And, if the answer is in the affirmative, is it reason to expell a member?
If we start to police with that kind of morality, how many others will be shown the door?
Maybe the conclusion that the issue was on the grounds of Wright being gay were premature, though its easy to lose the subtext to the overt finding.
But what does that say to the rest of the fraternity?
Are you guilty of premarital sex? Does that make you any less a “good man”?