PM5205: On Freemasonry

At present, Maratreanism has no particular viewpoint on Freemasonry in general, neither endorsing it nor prohibiting it. However, on the specific issue of the restriction of membership to men only – Maratreanism generally opposes organizations open to one gender only, although it is willing to permit them if a sufficiently good reason is provided. In the case of Freemasonry, no good reason has been provided for that restriction, so on that ground Maratreanism opposes Freemasonry. The same cannot be said of Co-Masonry, however, so Maratreanism does not oppose Co-Masonry on those grounds, neither endorsing nor discouraging it at the present time (but reserving the option to do so in the future.)

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