cerebral palsy and joining a Masonic lodge.

by Mark Pasley
(Indianapolis In.)

Goodafter noon!

I am 25 yrs of age with a college degree and I have a moderate case of cerebral palsy,that means I can walk however I use canes to assist me for balance. Does American freemasonry not allow people with this type of disability specifically not join. Can parts of the ritual be modified to aid the
petitioner?

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Feb 28, 2015
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It depends
by: Lant

There is not a universal rule for such things; each state in the USA has its own grand lodge and each one has its own constitution and its own rules. As well, why I understand your description of your condition, it would be necessary for the lodge you try to join to assess whether or not that would prove a bar to your being able to complete the ceremonies.

As nobody from Indiana has responded, might I suggest you contact the grand lodge of that state directly?

Good luck to you, sir.

Feb 28, 2015
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Cerebral palsy joining a Masonic Lodge
by: Mark

Thanks for your reply. I will be sure to keep you posted,will see how it goes.

Feb 28, 2015
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OK
by: Lant

Please do.

Jun 13, 2016
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Cerebral palsy and mason
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for your courtesy replying to my comment I am now a senior Stewart of my Lodge I am enjoying my travels best decision I could have made in my life Brotherhood Fellowship camaraderie fellowshipping with right Minds

Jun 14, 2016
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Congratulations and welcome!
by: Tim

Congratulations on your appointment and willingness to serve as an officer of your lodge. And, especial congratulations on having the courage to take those first steps down the path you now travel. Thank you for coming back to let us know of your decision and progress. We extend our warmest welcome and best fraternal regards. May God bless your worthy endeavors, and please come again.

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