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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8/20/2018: GM of Louisiana Withdraws Recognition of Knights Templars
8/25/2018: Immediate MEPGM of Grand Encampment Responds To Louisiana Edict