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Sunday, September 02, 2018

Lousiana v. Templars: Grand Commander of LA Responds

Since the story about the imbroglio between the Grand Lodge of Louisiana and the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the USA was first reported here, I've been concerned that this site would become some ongoing, tit-for-tat, public battleground for the two sides. Consequently, I delayed posting this message in an effort to let some of the heat cool between the two sides. 

Below is a letter circulated last week by Keith Gates, Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Louisiana that is his response to MEPGM Duane L. Vaught's letter posted on August 25th (see Immediate MEPGM of Grand Encampment Responds To Louisiana Edict). If you have been following this argument elsewhere online, you've undoubtedly read the message below already, such as the Louisiana Grand Commandery's Facebook page. It's been widely circulated. However, I am posting it here so that all of the pertinent documents can be found on this site.

Hopefully, this will be the last go round until the Grand Master of Louisiana and the Grand Encampment patch up their differences and recognition is restored. 

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REFERENCES:

8/20/2018: GM of Louisiana Withdraws Recognition of Knights Templars

8/25/2018: Immediate MEPGM of Grand Encampment Responds To Louisiana Edict


1 comment:

  1. I don't see how all three of these officers can be at fault in this situation, but with Grand in their titles, I'm absolutely positive they all are.

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