The Internet is a funny place. The Facebook page for the Grand Lodge of Arkansas F&AM this morning posted the following quote:
"Peace – harmony – charity – square dealing – mutual respect – limits on my right to criticize or judge. Noble sentiments all! Such words are so often heard that if we are not careful they can become just that – words with no real summons to alter our conduct with their timeless precepts." — Ill. Bro. Ronald A. SealeInteresting timing, since that coincides with the confirmed news that the Grand Lodge has just suspended their Grand Senior Warden, Aaron South. This will have other effects, as Brother Aaron is also serving as Right Eminant Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Arkansas.
Also, take note that Arkansas' Grand Lodge Officers Page displays an empty slot in place of where the Deputy Grand Master's photo should be.
At this rate, that grand line is going to be a mighty lonely place by the annual communication in February.
By 7:00PM Wednesday, all of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas' Facebook pages and official groups have disappeared. However, their Twitter page remains activated for the moment.
In the wake of internal turmoil back in 2010, the Grand Lodge website vanished, and they had no official online presence for at least two years.
The Grand Senior Warden's photo has just disappeared from the GL officer's page, as well, as he is "suspended, pending trial."
Arkansas brethren are now reduced to speculation about their own grand officer's line.