- In January, an arsonist set fire to the Grand Lodge of Ireland's headquarters in Dublin, heavily damaging its library.
- In March 2021, three Masonic halls in Vancouver, Canada were attacked and burned by an arsonist who proudly boasted of his actions online, bragging that he had "just cleaned three Satanic club houses, and nobody could stop me."
- In June of 20 at the height of "anti-statue" mania, the long-controversial statue of Scottish Rite sage Albert Pike in Washington, DC was defaced, and finally toppled by a mob (albeit for being a Confederate general, not for his Masonic connections). And numerous statues of a Shriner carrying a crippled child in front of many Shrine temples across the country were defaced or destroyed outright.
- Scores of downtown Masonic halls throughout the country sustained damage during the summer of 2020 during marches and riots. While these were generally more crimes of opportunity than deliberate anti-Masonic attacks, there were numerous instances of specific anti-Masonic messages scrawled onto buildings: Washington's House of the Temple; Philadelphia's Grand Lodge building; Boston's Grand Lodge of Massachusetts' headquarters; Denver's downtown Masonic Center; Prince Hall temples in North Carolina and elsewhere.
- Last May, French authorities arrested six would-be 'neo-Nazi' terrorists who had been plotting to blow up a local Masonic hall.
"In your outward demeanor, be particularly careful to avoid censure or reproach. Let no interest, favor or prejudice, bias your integrity, or influence you to be guilty of a dishonorable action. . . [N]either are you to suffer your zeal for the institution to lead you into argument with those who, through ignorance, may ridicule it."
Anti-social media brings out the very worst in everyone it seems, and there are entirely too many Masons who are hurling insults and decidedly un-Masonic language at Locke and his followers. That type of public language and online behavior is exactly why grand lodges around the world have been adopting codes of online conduct for their members.