Wednesday, September 4, 2013

An Ignoble Local Bicentennial

"In popular culture, Freemasonry has [rightly] been presented as everything from a secret society ruling the world to an evil cult" — Freemasonry celebrates 200 years in Pittsford. The story mentions the founding down the road of the noble Anti-Masonic Party, America's first "third" party: "When a Batavia Mason who wrote an exposé on the organization disappeared under mysterious circumstances in 1826, the story made national headlines and ignited the general sense of distrust distrust many outsiders feel toward the organization to this day."

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