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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mutual Recognition Approved in Alabama; Not in Georgia


Welcome news coming out of Alabama's Annual Communication on Tuesday is that the Grand Lodge of Alabama F&AM has voted unanimously to recognize the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Alabama F&AM. The Prince Hall Grand Lodge requested recognition only, and the Grand Lodge of Arkansas approved their request as it was written. There has been an initial stipulation by them of no inter-visitation or affiliation at this time, to be renegotiated in ten years, but that has historically not been an unusual first step around the country. That will undoubtedly soon change. For example, in Kentucky a similar situation was first stipulated, and they achieved full recognition in two years. So these are all basic beginnings. 

Bravo to all who helped this development to come about. 

Meanwhile over in Georgia at the Grand Lodge of Georgia F&AM at their October 27th Annual Communication, I understand they once again tabled a request to recognize their own Prince Hall counterpart, without so much as any discussion of it. And another attempt to remove the by-law wording banning homosexual members from Masonic membership in that state failed. 70% of attendees voting against removing it.

Image H/T: KingAthgelstan on Reddit

6 comments:

  1. Do you mean the Grand Lodge of Alabama approved their request as it was written? 1st paragraph, last sentence.

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    1. Sorry. Fixed it. I'm trying to stupidly update this from my phone, which is a terrible idea.

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  2. Georgia it's time to wake up it's 2017 not 1817 Gay or straight we are all brothers

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  3. The Prince Hall Grand Lodge requested recognition only, and he Grand Lodge of Arkansas approved their request as it was written.

    Should be.

    The Prince Hall Grand Lodge requested recognition only, and the Grand Lodge of Alabama approved their request as it was written.

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  4. Well, at least progress is being made in Alabama! Masons are brothers. It's that simple.

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  5. Brother Darrin, of course its supposed to be a brotherhood rooted in the Enlightenment tolerance of diversity, and these racial and gender discriminations sully its name and embarrass.

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