Of course we all know there are portions of the rites of Freemasonry that found their way into contemporary neo-pagan and Wiccan ritual (like the use of the words “So mote it be”). But aside from their penchant for holding rites in fancy indoor temples and wearing ominous robes and mystical jewelry (and then there are those neat metal car ornaments), we don’t tend to think of them as all that pagan.
But there’s this late breaking story: “Police break up ‘drug-fueled orgy’ at Masonic Lodge after finding women dancing naked on stage and men filming sex acts.”
Whew! That’s a long and salacious title even for the Daily Mail!
Now, just to be clear, the Battle Creek order of Freemasons has denied that this, um, social event had anything to do with their organization, and that a party promoter had rented the space without, apparently, offering any details as to its exact nature.
Sounds like good wholesome fun to me…