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First-Ever Masonic Inaugural Ball to be Held[In honor of President-elect, Barack Obama]
PRWeb ^ | 02 Jan 2009 | PRWeb

Posted on 01/05/2009 9:02:01 AM PST by BGHater

Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever Masonic Inaugural Ball held in Washington, D.C.

William R. Singleton Hope Lebanon Lodge #7 is hosting the first-ever Masonic Inaugural Ball in honor of President-elect, Barack Obama and Vice-President Elect Joseph Biden. Tickets are limited, so you are encouraged to purchase yours quickly.

This first-ever event will be held at 8:00 p.m.:

Stars Bistro

2120 P Street, NW

Washington, DC

While other inauguration balls are costing $125-$500 or more per ticket, we’ve arranged for an evening with some amazing food, a great DJ, and brotherhood, all for $65 per ticket, we’ve also included an incentive to help pay the baby sitter, couples may go for just $120 a piece.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Masonic Foundation of the District of Columbia.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit: http://singletonlodge.org/home/inaugural-masonic-ball/

Directions:

Traffic will be difficult to get through the District of Columbia. We are recommending that people take metro. Stars Bistro is conveniently located west of the Dupont Circle Metro Station (exit north.) There will be valet parking available for those choosing to drive.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2008; bhoinauguration; inaugural; mason; masonic; masons; obama
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1 posted on 01/05/2009 9:02:04 AM PST by BGHater
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To: uglybiker

ping


2 posted on 01/05/2009 9:03:05 AM PST by mnehring
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To: BGHater

Founding Fathers are looking for a way to walk the Earth again.


3 posted on 01/05/2009 9:03:53 AM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: mnehrling; uglybiker

I have heard that His Excellency is 33d in a “Prince Hall” Lodge, whatever that means.

Is that “Regular”? I don’t think we have them here.


4 posted on 01/05/2009 9:05:50 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: BGHater

A ball will be “held”?


5 posted on 01/05/2009 9:07:54 AM PST by Military family member (GO Colts!!)
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To: BGHater

Of course, his pastor is Prince Hall.


6 posted on 01/05/2009 9:07:54 AM PST by AliVeritas (Prayers for Israel.)
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To: BGHater

Obama is a Mason?


7 posted on 01/05/2009 9:09:36 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: Military family member
> A ball will be “held”?scratched.

There. Fixed it. Sorry for any confusion.

8 posted on 01/05/2009 9:10:54 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
“Prince Hall” Lodge, whatever that means.

That's one in which you Party Like It's 1999.

9 posted on 01/05/2009 9:11:02 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

A “Prince Hall” lodge is primarily for blacks. The operative word is ‘primarily’, somewhat like a black college.


10 posted on 01/05/2009 9:11:09 AM PST by xvq2er
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Price Hall is a black lodge. It is considered a regular lodge. Nate King Cole was one as well. Look up famous Masons and you will see several black members.


11 posted on 01/05/2009 9:11:20 AM PST by edcoil (Looking for a new tagline - do you have one I can use?)
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To: BGHater

I hope the Dear Messiah will attain the next degree soon.

Otherwise, he might need to move to Utah and start a whole new religion based on Masonic principals, only slightly altered according to some golden tablets he finds in the woods.


12 posted on 01/05/2009 9:11:49 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: BGHater

I can’t believe Masons would support this abomination!


13 posted on 01/05/2009 9:12:04 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Military family member

“I believe my balls should be held every night!”

AC-DC


14 posted on 01/05/2009 9:12:35 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: edcoil

“Price Hall is a black lodge. “

THAT explains it.

I just left a comment shocked that Masons would support this abomination.

Since we judge by ones COLOR, then it makes SENSE that a BLACK Masonic Lodge would cater to a BLACK man and NOT a WHITE man.


15 posted on 01/05/2009 9:13:19 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: xvq2er

They of the “sacred aprons”.


16 posted on 01/05/2009 9:13:41 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: edcoil

> Price Hall is a black lodge. It is considered a regular lodge. Nate King Cole was one as well. Look up famous Masons and you will see several black members.

Given his difficulty with producing a valid Birth Certificate, I’d be wanting to try him by signs and tokens. That’s what they’re there for.


17 posted on 01/05/2009 9:14:51 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

A Prince Hall Lodge generally refers to a Lodge consisting exclusively of African Americans and are usually not recognized as true masonic lodges by the respective Masonic jurisdictions or the Grand Lodges of the states. They are recognized only by the Prince Hall Lodges.


18 posted on 01/05/2009 9:16:02 AM PST by cork
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To: BGHater

'Course he can daaaannnnce!

19 posted on 01/05/2009 9:18:29 AM PST by MarineBrat (The New York Times is a Communist Kamikaze.)
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To: BGHater

The Lodge’s own web page indicates that neither Barack Obama nor Joe Biden are Masons.


20 posted on 01/05/2009 9:19:27 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: cork

Thanks — so they would be “Regular” but not necessarily “In Amity?”


21 posted on 01/05/2009 9:20:37 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: cork
A Prince Hall Lodge generally refers to a Lodge consisting exclusively of African Americans and are usually not recognized as true masonic lodges by the respective Masonic jurisdictions or the Grand Lodges of the states. They are recognized only by the Prince Hall Lodges.

Actually, this is mostly no longer true. Grand Lodges of AF & AM or F & AM in 34 states now recognize their respective Prince Hall Grand Lodges, though that does not necessarily include free visitation. My own Masonic jurisdiction just became the 34th this past winter and visitation requires explicit permission from both Grand Masters.

That said, generally, Prince Hall Lodges are regular and quite legitimate. The usage stems from the Revolutionary War, when white lodges in the US were forcibly divorced from the Grand Lodge in London. The only one recognized at the time was the newly-formed Prince Hall in Boston (named for a man with that name, btw). As the unpleasantness subsided, recognition quickly followed, but mutual recognition did not. That was an extended process which is still going on.

22 posted on 01/05/2009 9:22:32 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (Sarah has That Vision Thing)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

I suspect this means he is Scottish Rite. To my knowledge there are only three degrees in Blue Lodge Masonry, of which Prince Hall is an exemplar.


23 posted on 01/05/2009 9:24:19 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (Sarah has That Vision Thing)
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To: BGHater

Free Born???????? Roque lodges.


24 posted on 01/05/2009 9:25:30 AM PST by mmanager (It is time to prune the tree.)
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To: BelegStrongbow

I stand corrected. I just called the Secy of my lodge and he told me pretty much the same thing. He said this came about after I served as Master.(10 years ago). Then they were not recognized by the Grand Lodge.


25 posted on 01/05/2009 9:28:44 AM PST by cork
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To: BGHater
Some black lodges are better known than others.


26 posted on 01/05/2009 9:29:32 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: BGHater

With today’s announcement of a worldwide virtual ball via the Internet, this will mark the last time anyone ever sees ‘Balls’ in this term.


27 posted on 01/05/2009 9:31:30 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: BGHater

They misspelled “Messianic Ball”.


28 posted on 01/05/2009 9:31:41 AM PST by Hazwaste (Feeling bitter and clingy since 1963.)
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To: BGHater

I always thought the Masons were a very conservative, very white group.


29 posted on 01/05/2009 9:32:17 AM PST by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
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To: cork

It was my honor to vote for Prince Hall recognition at the last Annual Communication here in NC.


30 posted on 01/05/2009 9:32:55 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (Sarah has That Vision Thing)
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To: BGHater

I am surprised (or maybe I’m not) that politics isn’t forbidden in Prince Hall lodges as it is in AF & AM lodges.

You would never see an AF & AM lodge host an inauguration ball for any president.


31 posted on 01/05/2009 9:34:30 AM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

They are regular in Texas, or at least one may have Masonic communication with them.

Not sure if AF&FM and Prince Hall can sit in each other’s meetings.


32 posted on 01/05/2009 9:34:34 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: nmh

Prince Hall. He was a colurful guy.


33 posted on 01/05/2009 9:35:37 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: Thrownatbirth

I’ve recently found Amos and Andy on YouTube. I was surprised.


34 posted on 01/05/2009 9:36:18 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Recruit training at Parris Island from October 20)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Jurisdictions vary, is why. Check your state Grand Lodge, if you are interested.


35 posted on 01/05/2009 9:36:19 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (Sarah has That Vision Thing)
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To: ChocChipCookie

“I always thought the Masons were a very conservative, very white group.”

Yes, I did to, until I did some research for a book. The Cherokee had lodges in Indian Territory/Arkansas in the 1850’s-60’s and after. Blacks in the area also had lodges.


36 posted on 01/05/2009 9:37:57 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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To: ChocChipCookie

Very conservative, yes. White, no.

My lodge (not Prince Hall) has black, white, hispanic, one Asian doctor who doesn’t show up, Jewish, Roman Catholic and every protestant denomination around.


37 posted on 01/05/2009 9:38:39 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: BGHater
This group?


38 posted on 01/05/2009 9:42:55 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Thrownatbirth

Dang! Beat me to it!


39 posted on 01/05/2009 9:43:47 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Prince Hall is a historic, African American Masonic affiliate body. They where founded in the 1700s to support abolitionist groups. Prince Hall has a very interesting history.


40 posted on 01/05/2009 10:03:07 AM PST by mnehring
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To: ChocChipCookie
I always thought the Masons were a very conservative, very white group.

Very conservative when it comes to individual values but as you know, many people live conservative values but vote liberal. I wouldn't call the lodges 'very white', very diverse and one of the first fraternal groups to welcome members no matter their racial background.

41 posted on 01/05/2009 10:06:10 AM PST by mnehring
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To: nmh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Hall_Freemasonry


42 posted on 01/05/2009 10:51:34 AM PST by chesley (A pox on both their houses. I've voted for my last RINO.)
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To: BelegStrongbow; All
Prince Hall Masonry Recognition details Map of U.S. Recognition Status (as of 10-28-08)

Prince Hall Masonry Recognition details Recognition Chart

OUT OF THE SHADOWS The Emergence of Prince Hall Freemasonry in America.(Book Review)

"...Paul M. Bessel is a Fellow of the Scottish Rite Research Society, a Fellow of the Philalethes Society, and Past President of the Masonic Library & Museum Association. He is a Past Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. Paul Bessel is well known and highly respected globally for his vast web site of accurate factual information on numerous topics in Freemasonry, including in particular, the subject of Prince Hall recognition."

43 posted on 01/05/2009 12:20:11 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Thank you for the excellent link.

Anyone else amused that Arkansas is one of the laggards in this regard?


44 posted on 01/05/2009 1:26:10 PM PST by BelegStrongbow (Sarah has That Vision Thing)
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To: BGHater

Masonic (AF&AM) ping!


45 posted on 01/05/2009 2:31:42 PM PST by bonnieblue4me (You can put lipstick on a donkey (or a dimrat), but it is still an ass!)
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To: BGHater

aLL I WANT TO KNOW IS WHERE IS THE FREEPER BALL THIS TIME.


46 posted on 01/06/2009 3:04:03 AM PST by BellStar (Big Mexican Narco/Human Traffickers (B M s) need open Borders!)
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To: BellStar
OH THATS RIGHT WE LOST. its hard to tell those politico’s are all beginning to look talk and legislate the same.
47 posted on 01/06/2009 3:15:43 AM PST by BellStar (I have real fear for thus Nation!)
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To: cork

I’m an Elk what do I know you don’t let women join either.

My father was a 32nd and a Hero of 76. Dad died in 2002


48 posted on 01/06/2009 3:22:36 AM PST by BellStar (I have real fear for thus Nation!)
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To: Chode; TheLion; AxelPaulsenJr; jimt; Eric in the Ozarks; oldtimer; pt17; MeanWestTexan; hershey; ...

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Don't know anything about the 0 being a Mason.
I'd imagine if he was, his lodge would be shouting it to the high heavens.
The only ones claiming he is are all on the usual kook sites.

This just looks like an excuse to throw a party and raise a few bucks for charity.

49 posted on 01/06/2009 7:32:51 AM PST by uglybiker (1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d 2 g3t l41d)
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To: uglybiker

According to the site, neither Bambi nor Biden are Masons. It looks like they are simply using the event that may have many brothers in town to have an assemblage and help raise a little money for their local charities.


50 posted on 01/06/2009 7:40:12 AM PST by mnehring
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