When the going gets tough with us Freemasons, the tough get going... making lapel pins.
The following announcement was made Monday on the Freemasonry Today website of the United Grand Lodge of England:
TO PROMOTE THE UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND’S OPENNESS POLICY AND THE ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’ NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN, A UNIQUE LAPEL PIN HAS BEEN PRODUCED
Officially licensed by UGLE, the lapel pin displays the message ‘Enough is Enough – ask someone who knows’.
Previously discussing the campaign, Dr David Staples, Chief Executive of UGLE, said: ‘We need to open up and talk about what we do; we needn’t be afraid of being both proud of who we are and our membership.’
The lapel pin is available to purchase from eBay for £5 here. Part of the profits from the sale will go towards Masonic charities.This is actually unusual for England, as they are nowhere near as obsessed with Masonic lapel pins as we are here in America. It's quite rare to see Masonic jewelry openly worn throughout the British Isles, and Europe in general, because anti-Masonic feeling can run high in some quarters there. And they have a sterner attitude, by and large, concerning Masonic discretion. Over here, we have no such qualms...
Seriously, more and more English brethren have concluded that silence in the face of anti-Masonic campaigns in the media has not served them well in the modern age. So if a lapel pin gets a few positive conversations started, it's £5 well spent.