The 28th video presentation from the Worldwide Exemplification of Freemasonry is Freemasonry and Fundamentalism by Gary Leazer. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW)
An ordained Baptist minister, Gary Leazer received a B. A. degree in Bible and philosophy from Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, and a M. Div. and a Ph. D. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served almost fifteen years on the staff of the Interfaith Witness Department of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Home Mission Board, the last five years as director of the department. He conducted the investigation of Freemasonry for the Southern Baptist Convention in 1992-93. In 1993, he was forced to resign from the Home Mission Board because of his investigation.
He is adjunct professor of religious studies at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia
He was raised a Master Mason in Clarkston Lodge No. 492 in 1997and served as Worshipful Master of his lodge in 2003. He served as Worshipful Master of Gwinnett Daylight Lodge No. 744 in 2008. He is also a member of Snellville Lodge No. 99. He is a 32° KCCH life member of the Valley of Augusta and Valley of Atlanta in the Orient of Georgia. He is Grand Prelate for the Grand Commandery of Georgia. He served as Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Georgia in 2005 and is presently Second Grand Steward in the progressive line of the Grand Lodge of Georgia. He is editor of the Masonic Messenger, the official periodical of the Grand Lodge of Georgia. He is a member of a number of research lodges; he is a full member of the Texas Lodge of Research, a Fellow with the Maine Lodge of Research, a Founding Fellow of the Masonic Society, and was Master of the Georgia Lodge of Research in 2007. He is a Blue Friar. He has served on the Masonic Information Center in Silver Spring, Maryland for fifteen years.
You may contact Brother Leazer at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Worldwide Exemplification of Freemasonry 2011 Lecture Series is a free presentation of Masonic education endorsed by the Grand Lodge of Indiana F&AM, beginning January 1, 2011 and running through December 31, 2011.
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