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No conflict in being a mason

I was surprised to read that IFA Defence Union chief Evan Owen wants the FSA to publish a list of Freemasons. It would be like asking MPs or anybody else to do the same.

As a Freemason myself, I would point out that we spend a lot of our time giving money to charity, not just masonic ones by any means, and the organisation is entirely a fraternal one with some semi-secretive ritual which is very readily available for people to see if they want. However, it spoils it if one of them becomes a member.

There is no possibility that there could be a conflict of interests between being on the FSA and being a Freemason because among Freemasonry’s aims are brotherly love, charity and truth and we specifically have promises that we will obey the law of the land.

There is nothing secretive about being a Freemason and I have no problem with mentioning it at all but for some reason people have hold of the wrong end of the stick.

Bruce Jamieson

Principal, Jamieson Financial Management,

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

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