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  • Capstone Sorcery

    12/27/2016 2:25:54 PM PST · by Company Man · 10 replies
    twitter via Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12/27/16 | @failswork
    Mad masonry skills on display
  • House Stenographer Yanked From Chamber Ranting About God, Freemasons

    10/17/2013 12:54:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    ABC ^ | 10-17-2013 | Abby D. Phillip
    A government stenographer is believed to be in a Washington, DC-area hospital on Thursday after being forcibly removed from the House of Representatives chamber Wednesday night while shouting into the microphone during the vote on a compromise bill that ended the government shutdown and raised the debt limit. (Snip) She was heard shouting “the House is divided,” according to one congressional source. After about 30 seconds, Reidy was pulled off the rostrum by two people from the House chamber security staff. “He will not be mocked,” the woman said, according to an audio recording of the incident posted online by...
  • Who was right? The Congressional Stenographer or the 87 Turncoat Republicans?

    10/17/2013 11:42:37 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    I was horrified last night as the Congressional stenographer was hauled out of the chambers during the “shut down” vote screaming, “ God will not be mocked. He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God!” I was horrified because her outrage was well founded and her impassioned speech made me feel both empathetic and disturbed. Dianne Reidy obviously had her fill of working for representatives who do not reflect the soul of America and her parting words were chilling, the devil is here! The spirit of Pythos is hanging heavily in...
  • Stenographer dragged off House floor after protest

    10/17/2013 10:36:32 AM PDT · by dubyajam · 111 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 9/17/13 | Chad Pergram and Nicholas Kalman
    A House of Representatives stenographer was dragged off the floor during the vote to end the partial government shutdown and raise the U.S. debt ceiling after a bizarre protest in which she began ranting at members.
  • Stenographer Hauled From House Floor

    10/16/2013 10:50:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/13 | Betsy Woodruff
    The government shutdown ended on a surreal and chilling note. Minutes before the House finished voting for the Senate compromise, a stenographer was pulled out of the chamber while yelling about conspiracies. A few people physically removed her from the chamber and took her to an adjacent elevator. She continued to yell. They were followed by a crowd of reporters and members of Congress, including Representatives Al Green (D., Texas) and Louie Gohmert (R., Texas). It took a few moments for the elevator doors to open, so the people who removed her from the chamber held her against the elevator...
  • House stenographer has outburst during debt vote

    10/16/2013 10:03:23 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | 10-16-13 | By Frank Thorp and Carrie Dann,
    In a bizarre end to the House vote to reopen the federal government late Wednesday night, a stenographer was escorted off the House floor after yelling into a microphone about God, Freemasons and a divided government, aides and members said. The woman, Dianne Reidy, was carried off the floor by House staff. Capitol Police said she has been "transported to a local area hospital for evaluation."
  • Stenographer dragged off House floor after protest

    10/16/2013 8:12:53 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 103 replies
    10/16/13 | Chad Pergram and Nick Kalman
    <p>A House of Representatives stenographer was dragged off the floor during the vote to end the partial government shutdown and raise the U.S. debt ceiling after a bizarre protest in which she began ranting at members.</p> <p>Fox News identified the stenographer as Dianne Reidy, who went to the Speaker's Chair while the vote was in progress and began yelling about God and the government.</p>
  • Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection

    09/09/2012 8:00:06 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 105 replies
    This work was originally published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 27, No. 3, Fall 1994, pp. 117-194. The paper received considerable notice, and in 1995 the Mormon History Association recognized Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection with its annual award for the best article in Mormon studies. [snip] The one thing about which we might all agree concerning Joseph Smith is that he was not the usual sort of person. He did not approach life itself--or his religious commitment--in a usual way. Yet the character of our historical investigation of Joseph Smith and his times has...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Freemasons

    05/01/2012 6:34:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies ^ | 2001 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Freemasonsby Sebastian R. FamaThe Catholic Church and Freemasonry have been at odds for centuries. Eight popes have condemned it, as well as have the majority of Christian denominations. Christianity and Freemasonry hold contrary beliefs. Catholics are forbidden to join the Lodge in the strongest of terms. The Church's position is expressed in its "Declaration on Masonic Associations." It states in part: "Therefore the Church's negative judgment in regard to Masonic associations remains unchanged, since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church, and therefore membership in them remains forbidden. The faithful who enroll in Masonic...

    12/31/2010 4:34:04 PM PST · by Colofornian · 32 replies ^ | Feb. 12, 2004 | Tamra Jean Braithwaite
    Few Mormons realize that the LDS temple ceremony is not of ancient origin, nor of modern revelation. Instead, the ceremony originated around 1790 when the Masons first conceived it for use in their secret society. Until 1990 the Mormon Temple Ceremony closely resembled the Masonic Initiators Ceremony, signs, tokens and penalties included. I never made the connection between Masonry and Mormonism until I began a serious study of the Mormon temple ceremony. In 1827 Capt. W. M. Morgan, a disillusioned Mason, published a book entitled Freemasonry Exposed, which reveals a detailed description of their ceremonies in word and illustration. Because...
  • Catholicism vs. Freemasonry - Irreconcilable Forever

    05/08/2010 10:27:29 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 34 replies · 563+ views
    The Evangelization Station ^ | Rev. Robert I. Bradley, S.J.
    Catholicism vs. Freemasonry - Irreconcilable Forever Rev. Robert I. Bradley, S.J. What is the truth regarding the present official attitude of the Catholic Church toward Freemasonry? To begin this inquiry into that which is now in effect, we should go back to what was stated in the Church's canon law before there was any doubt about where the Church stood on Masonry. The former code of Canon Law contained a canon, which definitely capped all the previous papal condemnations of it. Canon 2335 reads as follows: “Persons joining associations of the Masonic sect or any others of the same kind...
  • New book explores similarities between Mormons, Masons

    12/11/2009 10:37:55 AM PST · by Colofornian · 51 replies · 1,188+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | Dec. 8, 2009 | Spencer Flanagan
    As finals are quickly approaching, students sometimes joke about living in the library. But when author Matthew Brown says he lives in the library, he’s not joking around. Brown, who recently released the book “Exploring the Connection between Mormons and Masons,” does most of the research for his books in the BYU library. “I live here in the BYU library and I’m not kidding,” Brown said. “I have done research at other universities around the country but for the most part, when it comes to LDS subjects, this is my primary research library.” “Mormons and Masons” is Brown’s 10th book,...
  • Good Catholics should not wear aprons

    10/30/2009 9:01:19 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 228 replies · 2,711+ views
    The Catholic Herald ^ | 30 October 2009 | Fr Ashley Beck
    A few years ago I was told that at the ceremony of induction of the vicar of one of the local Anglican churches, the Bible which was handed to him had embossed on its front cover the emblem of the Freemasons, the square and compasses. It subsequently came to light that nearly all the male members of his Parochial Church Council were "on the square", and his predecessor as vicar had been a Mason as well. This is not a "low", or Evangelical, church, but very firmly in the Anglo Catholic tradition, where a number of clergy and lay people...
  • Is There No Help For The Widow's Son? Part two (Masonry and Mormonism) (OPEN)

    07/04/2009 9:58:50 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 19 replies · 1,869+ views ^ | Dr. Reed C. Durham, Jr.
    Is There No Help For The Widow's Son? By Dr. Reed C. Durham, Jr.There are two concepts I need at this point to reiterate. Firstly, I said that Joseph Smith had no qualms about using Masonry. This letter, I think, is evidence of that. One historian has described this use of Masonry as the "grabbing on" principle employed by Joseph Smith. This was explained to me that whatever was in his surroundings, being preached, professed, or practiced, he sometimes borrowed it and incorporated it into his ideological theology and system.The second concept I wish to reiterate is that the...
  • Is There No Help For The Widow's Son? Part one (Masonry and Mormonism) (OPEN)

    07/04/2009 9:57:53 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 4 replies · 1,105+ views ^ | April, 1974 | Reed C. Durham
    Is There No Help For The Widow's Son? By Dr. Reed C. Durham, Jr.Someone has said that a historical convention like this - all of these papers that we have heard - are like a pair of steer horns, with a point here and a point there and a lot of bull in between; and in my case, a lot of "Bull Durham."One thing we won't have to put up with though is the wind blowing - just hot air. And I know the disadvantage that we are placed in, with the dimness of the room, the delightful meal...
  • What of Freemasonry?

    05/24/2009 10:20:53 AM PDT · by Logic n' Reason · 336 replies · 6,363+ views
    The "Net" | May 23, 2009 | logic 'n reason
    I have become very curious about the Freemasons and freemasonry in general. How does it "fit in" with the group of Christian about islam? What are the views and opinions of those at this site?
  • Official update on Shriners Hospital in Galveston from Ralph Semb (from e-mail)

    01/27/2009 7:09:29 AM PST · by mnehring · 11 replies · 804+ views
    January 21, 2009 I am sure you have heard rumors about Galveston, here are the facts. Please read this carefully, each of us must be concerned about our Endowment Fund and our ability to serve Children for many years to come. Therefore, the Joint Boards found it necessary to do the following. Ralph W. Semb, President and Chief Executive Officer, Shriners Hospitals for Children SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN GALVESTON HOSPITAL UPDATE Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) is facing the most tumultuous and trying economic environment in the history of the organization. Leadership is focused on what is best for the...
  • The Great Orient of France and Zapatero

    12/21/2008 10:03:54 AM PST · by J Aguilar · 11 replies · 864+ views
    COPE - Libertad Digital ^ | 19 November 2008 | Cesar Vidal
    The Great Orient of France and Zapatero by Cesar Vidal. November 19th, 2008 Last Friday, I read an editorial in La Linterna [the Lantern] that brought about an extraordinary commotion up to the point of which it has been a true multitude the one that has requested this text. I reproduce it next. It was the year 1801, when in the French port of Brest the first Masonic lodge participated by Spaniards was constituted. Its name was La Reunión Española, and we know that it had 26 members, among them some priests. The goal of the lodge was obvious. Napoleon...
  • Shriners Prepare to Close Some of Their Children's Hospitals Because of Financial Problems

    06/11/2008 9:18:27 AM PDT · by mnehring · 20 replies · 159+ views
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, an organization where the practice of medicine has long been unfazed by finances, is struggling with a money crunch and may close some of its hospitals. Rising health care costs and an endowment that has lost $2 billion -- a quarter of its value -- in three years may give Shriners no other choice but to shrink the 22-hospital system to save it. At the group's annual meeting on Monday in Minneapolis, 1,400 Shrine representatives are scheduled to vote on closing the hospital there. Officials at the Shriners International headquarters in Tampa said the Minneapolis hospital...
  • Islam and Freemasonry

    10/10/2007 2:15:55 AM PDT · by Traianus · 119 replies · 4,117+ views ^ | 29-07-2006 | Bro. Shaikh Hatim Fidahussein Nakhoda PM
        Send Masonic E-Card ISLAM AND FREEMASONRY by W.Bro. Shaikh Hatim Fidahussein Nakhoda PM Research Lodge St. Michael No. 2933, SingaporeDistrict Grand Lodge of the Eastern Archipelego, UGLE. Presented in The Lodge St. Michael No. 2933 on 29th July, 2006. W. Bro. Shaikh Hatim Nakhoda is a Past Master of Lodge St. Michael No. 2933 and a Past District Senior Grand Warden of the District Grand Lodge of the Eastern Archipelago. He is also a Past Master of Lodge Singapore No 7178. In addition, he holds the rank of Past Asst. Grand Director of Ceremony in the Grand Lodge...