"The Masonic backchannels are buzzing with unconfirmed reports that the Grand Secretary [James Weatherall} and Grand Treasurer [Gary Jones] of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas [F&AM] both tendered their resignations on Saturday, effective June 1. Both men have served in their respective capacities since the early 1990s, my sources say.
If true, this is a most interesting development in light of the recent brouhaha over the Prince Hall license plates, the upcoming trial of Bro. Derek Gordon, and the many stories over the years that have alleged a general sense of vindictiveness and overt racism in the Grand Lodge."
There is an additional rumor circulating that a third grand lodge officer has also resigned, but again, without confirmation.
Meanwhile, the Grand Lodge of Arkansas F&AM website continues to be "under construction." I attempted to contact Grand Master Warren to offer him the opportunity to respond to the story, but his official GL email address seems to have been shut down.