Freemasonry is not exclusively a Catholic concern. The American Lutheran Church forbade membership in the Lodge for its clergy; a prohibition that was relaxed with the formation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 1988.
There was considerable debate over Lodge membership for clergy at the constituting convention of the North American Lutheran Church in AD 2010...I believe the outcome was that the proposed prohibition was dropped. It was disheartening to hear otherwise orthodox clergy state that if forced to choose they would choose the Lodge.
The Luthern Church Missouri Synod has taken a firm line against Freemasonry and includes a volume on the Lodge in the “How to Respond to” series produced by Concordia.
Good info to know on the Missouri Synod of Lutherans. I thought that Catholics were the only ones on the other side of the fence here.
Thanks for the ping. I wasn’t aware that LCMS prohibited Masonic membership. I did know that WELS prohibited it, but was never sure why. It never much mattered, since I was never in any danger of joining a Lodge. WELS also doesn’t like Scouting, and that is an issue for me.