The Masonic Crusade website reports that a West Virginia resident who belonged to an Ohio lodge passed away, and that West Virginia Masons were barred from performing a Masonic funeral service for him.
That is the result of grand lodge politics and the ongoing battle over the expulsion of Past Grand Master Frank Haas.
A team of Ohio Masons came across the state line and performed a funeral service for the well respected brother, so his family did not have suffer from this tawdry bickering. But West Virginia Masons were not allowed to participate in the service.
In the name of all that is right and proper, brethren—would somebody please blink and bring this madness to an end?
The civil trial between Haas and the Grand Lodge of West Virginia begins December 6th.