"To preserve the reputation of the Fraternity unsullied must be your constant care."

Monday, September 19, 2016

UGLE Issues New Social Media Policy

The United Grand Lodge of England has issued new social media policies for their members who are readily identifiable online as Freemasons, whether posting on Masonic or non-Masonic pages and sites. 

Their longstanding Rule 179 states that a Freemason "has a duty not to engage in activity which may bring Freemasonry into disrepute." The new policy is a clarification of that wording and attempts to define just what that means in a world now dominated by Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, along with older Internet technology and platforms.

To read them in their entirety, click the below images to enlarge.


  1. This is a great idea. There are a lot of ignorant people out there who seek to bring us down to a level of dishonor to our fraternity. You can't argue with stupidity, and if they are bent on being imbeciles, the only thing you can do is let them live in ignorance. Remember, you can lead a jackass to water, but you can't make him drink.

  2. Wow, in one short comment you have managed to call them "ignorant, dishonourable, stupid, imbeciles and jackasses" Not really a great start to applying the spirit of Rule 179.


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