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Why I denounced Prince Hall Freemasonry and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
In the Beginning! 1986
I am usually blunt in my evaluations of things, but this needs to be carefully written. It all started in the Fall Semester of 1986. My friend had just come from the summer hanging out with Kappas. He begged me to make the journey with him. Because he was my friend, NOT because Kappa Alpha Psi was, “in my heart”, as you will here Greeks say, did I embark on this path of pledging.
Where the Rubber Meets the Road!
The Kappas had their little interest meeting. I was not impressed by their immature behavior to say the least. Well they had found their boys and decided to invite us to a house party. When we got there, we got called into a room individually. We were hazed verbally and took a little wood. No problem for me! One day my friend, myself, and another interest were riding in the car. To my friend’s non-verbal objections, I asked the other guy, “What if they break your arm?” He responded, “Man you can’t tell anything!” Three weeks later when everyone got their letters, two people were rejected, one for grades, and myself for reasons that were completely bogus. To make this story short, the one they worried about, ME, ended up being the least of their worries. The line was cut short, because someone dropped dime (they called and told they were being hazed). It was the very one that told on me. There whole line was punished and disrespected. It left a sour taste in my friend’s mouth as well. He realized that friends were better than frat brothers in the end.
I went about my life for the next three years. I graduated and got a job. While working, I met a Delta. She asked me if I was Greek, I told her about the Kappa issue. Her being a Delta, you know who she suggested I join, Omega Psi Phi.
3 days after my 24th birthday, I am inducted into the Lampados Pledge Club of Omega Psi Phi. Everyone who has pledged knows the drill. “Iiiii got a feeeeeeelin’, I got a feeeeeeelin’ broooooothers, Iiiii got a feeeeeeelin’, somebody’s tryin’ to sneak in my frat, there ain’t gonna be no sh!!!!! like that. Next thing you know, we are learning Invictus and some history.
Well my process, or may I say my approach to it was quite unusual. You see, I wasn’t the typical pledge. I was not self-subjected to fear of pledging or the members. Someone, my DP thought it fit to let the line know that there was a Kappa and Sigma among them. When I was confronted with it, I had the, I don’t care how you feel about it attitude. I was not pulled into this, “its got to be in your heart from the day you were born foolishness”. Needless to say, I made it through the process and became an Omega.
June 4, 1990
I am at a hotel celebrating my crossing, and place a piece of paraphernalia on. Now you would think that congratulations were in order, instead, a warning about not knowing about what I am wearing. Needless to say, you find out quickly in Omega that the real hazing has just begun.
I decide to join the Masonic Lodge. This was the beginning of the end. This is where www.dontgogreek.com was born. I saw much hypocrisy here. In the beginning they ask about all the so-called rumors about masonry, and what we know. From what I remember, I had heard no rumors that they had mentioned. Next thing you know, I am a 3rd degree Mason. I’m rockin’ my ring, a shirt, etc. Next thing that happens is where it all happened. A Mason/Shriner is talking to the new class. He goes on about how his wife is giving him flack about the organization being ungodly and how he would choose the organization over his wife. He went on bragging how he had read the Bible 2 or 3 times, and how when he sits in church, he hears the preacher quoting scriptures that are in the ritual. Man, you should have seen the PRIDE. This PRIDE is what led me straight to the Bible. I said if he can do it, so can I.
Before you know it though, I’m a 32nd degree mason. But I had been through a significant portion of the Bible. I started becoming convicted about things concerning me and sin. What was this thing they called the Word of God? How could it tell me so much about me? What was bringing on this conviction?
Oh ye! I am doing all the things I pledged for in the way of community service. I was being OWT as well. I swung much wood. I DP’d my first line in 1992.
We had another one of those conversations about Masonry, rumors, and God with the same PRIDEFUL man. This time I spoke. “Brother Smith (Who eventually became the Worshipful Master of Widow’s Son Lodge #3), I am going to tell you and everyone here (those same guys I came in with) that If I find anything in this organization that goes against God’s Word, you will never see my face in this lodge again.” That was on a Sunday.
Less Than a Week Later
I was reading the Word of God one night. But before I started, I asked God to show me something good. I closed my eyes and opened the Bible. It opened up to Ezekiel 26. I started reading and noticed a similarity with the Masonic Ritual. Although my ignorance of this Hiram King of Tyre in the Bible and Hiram Abiff in the Masonic Ritual may not have been the same from a historic standpoint, there was definitely a similarity on spiritual grounds. This Hiram Abiff is none other than a false Christ, supposedly resurrected from the dead. If you want to know all the information about this, go to http://www.ephesians5-11.org/hiram.htm
Needless to say, after going through Ezekiel 28, I packed up everything and denounced Freemasonry. I NEVER SAW THERE FACES AT THE LODGE AGAIN. This is PART I in the beginning of www.dontgogreek.com.
I am Dean of Pledges of the next line. These guys were a trip. All three deserved to go over, but the Membership Intake Committee shafted him. When it finally came to guys coming to do the interview portion of Membership Intake, I was told a Muslim was trying to join. On his way in, I stepped to him and told him he was not going in or getting in the fraternity. I caused such a fuss that it brought out the Intake Chairman and other leaders of the chapter, Basileus (president) included. I told them that a Muslim should not be able to join based on the CLAIM of Omega being founded upon Christian Principles. After about a five minute PRIVATE discussion, these leaders came to me with their heads in the “sucker” position. They told me that he had no problem taking the oath.
The other serious flaw came when a Christian Omega refused to allow a prayer to be done in Jesus’s Name. The Talent Hunt Program Chairman asked ME how the program looked. I said it looked great; just make sure the prayer is done in the Name of Jesus. His reason, “We don’t want anyone to be offended.” I said what about me being offended.
Part II- Still Reading My Word
December 24, 1993 at 11:50 p.m., I get saved at the home I grew up in. That’s right; I was not even saved when I left the Masonic Lodge. So here I am, saved, but no idea what to do. So I just keep reading my word. Then it happens; after finally reading the whole Bible and attending church for about a month, I get fed up with sin. I repent before God of the sinful practices I had continued. This is late April. A few days later, I denounce Omega Psi Phi Fraternity with the mandate to expose Greek Organizations.
The Stumbling Block- My bout with Idolatry
I had thrown all my Paraphernalia except one thing; a paddle that had become a stronghold to me. Needless to say, after a bad dream, with a victorious ending, the paddle ended up in splinters and I was COMPLETELY FREE.
1.) Began compiling information about secret societies
2.) Website- Exposing GLO’s, which later becomes www.dontgogreek.com
3.) 1999- Coming Apart At The Seams: Biblically Unravelling The Evils of Greek Fraternities And Sororities is written.
4.) 100’s of Greeks have denounced, or decided not to pledge, many of which I know personally. These brothers and sisters in turn were already witnessing Christ. Now they are doing it without the stronghold of their Greek or Masonic Organization. One would be surprised at HOW MUCH EXTRA, UNNECESSARY BAGGAGE one carries while in a GLO or Masonic Order.
5.) Christians have been making non-biblical defenses. NO ONE WHO HAS ACCUSED ME OF POOR LOGIC, MISINTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURES, USING THE BIBLE TO MAKE MONEY, ETC., ETC., ETC. HAS ANSWERED THE CHALLENGE TO DEBATE ME ON THEIR ACCUSATIONS.
So I End It With This!!!!
The worst thing that happened to the Unholy Sanctity and Secrecy of Greeklife was when Kappa rejected me and Omega didn’t listen. I could list the names of every responsible party, but it’s not necessary. Everyone at NCSU’s Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter that weighed in on me being rejected, especially the hypocrite who dropped dime on his own chapter, ruining his whole line’s reputation know who they are. Every member of Omega Psi Phi that didn’t listen when I brought Christ to the table asking them why we were not running the fraternity according to the Christian Principles laid down in the ritual.
The First Scriptures That Lead Me Out- My Testimony Without The Timeline
II Corinthians 6:14-18/Acts 4:10-12/John 14:6/Isaiah 42:8/Luke 10:27
IS MY LIFE IN DANGER? YES. FOR WRITING THIS BOOK, YES. ANY REGRETS? ABSOLUTELY NONE! I LOVE THE LORD, EVEN UNTO DEATH. FOR I KNOW THAT I WILL NOT TRULY DIE, BUT BE RAISED TO LIFE EVERLASTING. THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR ME, BUT FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE AS I DO, AND FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW THE TRUTH THAT THEY PERHAPS WILL DENOUNCE AND REPENT.
WHEN GOD CALLED ME OUT OF MY GLO, I HAD NO IDEA THIS BOOK WOULD BE THE ONE OF THE RESULTS. THIS BOOK IS ONLY THE BEGINNING IN THE RECONCILING OF LOST SOULS IN GLO'S TO GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. IN MY FIVE YEARS AS A MEMBER OF OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, AND TWO YEARS AS A 32° MASON, AND SIX YEARS AS A CHRISTIAN, I CANNOT BE TOLD THAT I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT CONCERNING ANYONE’S GLO. I KNOW ONE THING ALL TOO WELL, AND THAT IS GLO's HAVE DONE WHAT TRUE CHRISTIANITY CAN NEVER DO, AND THAT IS THEY HAVE RUINED MANY LIVES. WHEN ONE PERSON DIES OR IS INJURED IN A HAZING INCIDENT, MANY ARE EFFECTED BESIDE THAT INDIVIDUAL. LET ME MAKE ONE THING VERY, VERY CLEAR!! HAZING DEATHS AND INJURIES ARE NOT ACCIDENTAL. THEY ARE INTENTIONAL, BRUTAL, AND PRE-DETERMINED IN THE HAZER'S MIND. THE DEMONIC METHODS OF HAZING ARE CONCOCTED IN THE MIND AND PUT INTO ACTION ON THE PLEDGES BODY. CHRISTIAN MAN OR WOMAN! PLEASE MEDITATE ON THIS NEXT STATEMENT. IF JESUS REQUIRES NOTHING UNGODLY IN SUBMISSION FROM YOU, WHY SHOULD YOU ALLOW PEOPLE TO REQUIRE UNGODLY SUBMISSION? I WILL TELL YOU WHY. IT'S BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOTHING CHRISTLIKE TO OFFER YOU. GLO's CAN'T OFFER JOY, PEACE, OR LOVE BECAUSE THEY DON'T POSSESS IT. THEY CAN'T PRAY FOR YOU, BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS. THEY CAN'T BE CHRIST'S WITNESS, BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW HIM. THEY HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER THAT LEADS ONE TO ETERNAL LIFE. THEY CAN OFFER CONNECTIONS, PARTIES, A RITUAL, A HISTORY BOOK, AND HAZING TIPS. SO WHAT GOOD WERE THEY TO ME? NONE!!! WHAT THE DEVIL INTENDED FOR MY BAD, GOD CAME AND TURNED IT INTO GOOD. THE WRITING OF THIS BOOK IS THAT "GOOD."
MY REASON FOR JOINING WAS TO HELP THE COMMUNITY THROUGH AN ESTABLISHED ORGANIZATION. IT BEING FOUNDED ON CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT: I WAS A SINNER. I FULFILLED MY REASON TO JOIN ONLY TO SEE IT CRUSHED BY ELITISM AND JEALOUSY. MANY IDEAS MYSELF AND OTHERS OFFERED WERE BEAT DOWN BEFORE THE MEMBERSHIP HEARD IT. WHY? BECAUSE WE WERE TOO YOUNG IN THE "FRAT" TO KNOW ANYTHING.
AS I BEGAN TO READ THE BIBLE, I BEGAN TO REALIZE THAT GLO's HAD ONLY A FORM OF GODLINESS. SHORTLY AFTER AN INITIATION WHERE ONE OF MY FRIENDS GOT TURNED DOWN, I CAME TO HATE THE POLITICS OF THE FRATERNITY, BUT REMAINED, BECAUSE OF MY FRIENDSHIPS. TWO MONTHS LATER, I GAVE MY LIFE TO JESUS. I DID NOT KNOW AT THIS TIME THAT GLO's WERE UNGODLY ORGANIZATIONS. AS I READ THE BIBLE MORE, THE REALITY OF MY MEMBERSHIP IN A GLO AND FELLOWSHIP WITH SINNERS CAME TO LIGHT AT A STEPSHOW PRACTICE. I TOLD THE GUYS THAT WE SHOULDN'T USE PROFANITY AND DO ACTS OF VULGARITY. GUYS WHO WERE MY FRIENDS TURNED ON ME. I CHALLENGED THEM WITH HOLINESS, AND THEY RESPONDED WITH PROFANITY AND DISRESPECT. THIS WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF MY MEMBERSHIP. AS I CONTINUED READING THE BIBLE, I STARTED NOTICING THE MORAL DEGRADATION OF THOSE I CALLED MY BROTHERS. ADULTERY, FORNICATION, PROFANITY, DRUNKENESS AND EVEN HOMOSEXUALITY HAD MADE ITS WAY INTO THIS FRATERNITY. THEY EVEN INITIATED A MUSLIM. OMEGA PSI PHI CLAIMED TO BE FOUNDED UPON CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES. HOW DARE THEY ALLOW A MUSLIM TO SWEAR AN OATH TO A GOD THEY DON'T BELIEVE IN? I MAY HAVE BEEN YOUNG IN THE "FRAT", BUT THEY KNEW THEN WHO I WAS AND THAT (JESUS) WAS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN OMEGA PSI PHI. BUT ONE THING I REALIZE NOW IS THAT GOD TO OMEGA IS JUST A GENERIC TERM WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT MEANING. THE HEAD OF A CERTAIN PROGRAM SPONSORED BY OMEGA PSI PHI DIDN'T EVEN WANT ME TO PRAY IN JESUS' NAME AT A FUNCTION, BECAUSE IT MIGHT OFFEND SOMEONE. LATER I REALIZED THAT MY MEMBERSHIP WITH THEM WAS AN UNEQUAL YOKE AND CAUSING ME TO BE A PRACTICING SINNER, I REPENTED AND GAVE MY LIFE BACK TO CHRIST, BUT HAD NOT DENOUNCED. ONE WEEK LATER, THE HOLY GHOST SAID, "GET OUT OF THE FRATERNITY NOW." I REALIZED THEN THAT MY HEART WAS STILL IN IT. WITH NO HESITATION, I GATHERED ALL BUT ONE PIECE OF MY PARAPHRENALIA AND THREW IT IN THE GARBAGE. I DID NOT WANT TO PART WITH MY PADDLE. MAKING EVERY EXCUSE TO GOD WHY I SHOULD KEEP IT FAILED. ONCE I SNAPPED IT INTO PIECES, MY BONDAGE TO THE FRATERNITY WAS OVER. MY DENUNCIATON WAS COMPLETE (i.e. I WAS, BUT I AM NO LONGER AN OMEGA). MY DENUNCIATION IS 4 YEARS AND COUNTING. SINCE 1995, I HAVE NEVER ONCE DESIRED TO GO BACK. MY REASONS FOR JOINING WERE NOT ENOUGH TO KEEP ME FROM LEAVING. I FOUND THAT JESUS (ALONE) GAVE ME MUCH MORE THAN THEY EVER COULD. HE GAVE ME ETERNAL LIFE, PEACE, JOY, LOVE, TRUTH, AND EVERY OTHER GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT.
Additon to testimony
"Needless to say, after going through Ezekiel 28, I packed up everything and denounced Freemasonry. I NEVER SAW THERE FACES AT THE LODGE AGAIN."
I was 2 weeks from joining the Shriners. Thank God I didn't have to kiss nobody's naked rear end.
"I DID NOT WANT TO PART WITH MY PADDLE. MAKING EVERY EXCUSE TO GOD WHY I SHOULD KEEP IT FAILED."
A DREAM WAS WHAT TURNED ME OVER.
I was dreaming when I saw myself in my bedroom. In the next room I had a bed. Sitting on the edge of the bed was one of the Ceramic Dogs that I had in the living room. They had already been discarded. Well this dog had its teeth displayed to me as if wanting to attack me (this was not how it looked in real life).
Fear hit me quick, but next thing you know a scripture hit me, I JOHN 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
I RAN INTO THE NEXT ROOM, PICKED THAT DOG UP, AND SMASHED IT AGAINST THE WALL. WHEN I WOKE UP, I GRABBED THE ONLY THING LEFT OF THE FRATERNITY THAT HELD A STRONGHOLD OVER ME; THAT STUPID PADDLE.
Where it says "April 1994-Present" should say,
From March or April of 1994 to April 1995 was a period of limbo for me. I did not know what to do, I had less contact with many of the Ques, I was engrossed in reading my Bible, but I kept strong ties with some. But I denounced in late April of 1995. Here is what I left out of the initial testimony, which should have been first.
1a.) The Saturday after I denounced, the church I was attending, Grace AME Zion Church, Raleigh, N.C., had a men's meeting. I brought up what happened to me that week about denouncing my fraternity. 3 of 5 men there were members of Phi Beta Sigma. They were all touting their memberships, while casting a shadow on what I was saying. I realized right then that my biggest battle was not going to be with sinners, but with Christians. I was ignorant at that time about the church and where this ministry would lead me. But it lead me straight to the church. I can probably count the number of unbelievers on my hands that have contacted me upset. Some came out of the conversation born again, some chose to remain unbelievers. Yet, I cannot tell you how many BELIEVERS I HAVE DEBATED WITH OVER THE MANY YEARS ABOUT THIS. Well what happened was I started figuring out that most churches (The Pastors) were spiritually hazing their members to the point that they didn't know truth from error on basic things, but were brainwashed followers of their Pastors and church. I HAD AND HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY CHRISTIAN BOUND BY AN OATH TO SECRECY THAT THEY BREAK IN MANY OTHER WAYS. It is most unfortunate.
what is owt?
Being OWT is the slang term for doing just about anything sinful. Partying! If you leave the party with a girl, "be owt dog"! Going to the club, "be owt que"!, etc.
What does the 20 pearls mean in omega
The 20 pearls are basically just more words to describe attributes of the fraternity. Actually, you could probably find most if not all intertwined throughout the Omega Ritual. I noticed your e-mail address, so I will assume that you are not serious about me actually telling you what those words are, so allow me to STERNLY WARN YOU!!!!!!!!!!! IF SOMEONE EVER TELLS YOU WHAT THEY ARE, AND YOU GO AROUND SOME POEPLE SAYING YOU KNOW THE PEARLS, ESPECIALLY OMEGAS, OR TRY TO PASS YOURSELF OFF AS BEING A MEMBER.... DON'T!!!!! YOU MAY GET A SERIOUS BEATDOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!
So i was truly wanting to join a sorority but now after reading the things you and others are saying I'm second guessing this thing. RIght now is the pre hazing stage, as you could call it. They are tryna see who can be trusted or imo fooled into doing what they say and when they say it.
I have one girl, who is not a part of the org, asking me to meet up with her and talk about something important. but when i ask her what it is, she says its too long for text and too personal for a phone call. I intially accepted her offer, but I declined after giving it some thought.
i'm just confused... i thought these org's were a good thing. I just wanted to make some friends and have something to throw on my resume. Dang seems like everything has something behind it... music industry. I already thought the hand symbols were strange but yea...
I just need some prayer for strength to tell them I don't want to be part of this org. I'm struggling big time, truly giving this up
"So i was truly wanting to join a sorority but now after reading the things you and others are saying I'm second guessing this thing. RIght now is the pre hazing stage, as you could call it. They are tryna see who can be trusted or imo fooled into doing what they say and when they say it."
You are correct. They want to see who will be down for the "real" process.
"I have one girl, who is not a part of the org, asking me to meet up with her and talk about something important. but when i ask her what it is, she says its too long for text and too personal for a phone call. I intially accepted her offer, but I declined after giving it some thought."
I have said this too many. Why is there such a climate of fear surrounding these organizations? Why do they somehow dictate this kind of awe to those on the outside?
"i'm just confused... i thought these org's were a good thing. I just wanted to make some friends and have something to throw on my resume. Dang seems like everything has something behind it... music industry. I already thought the hand symbols were strange but yea..."
Take everything with a Biblical Worldview in mind. Some stuff is just over the top. I keep reading more and more rituals, which not only continue to confirm, but constantly remind me of how anti-biblical they truly are. I haven't yet come to the conclusion that this was purposely done by any of the Christian founders, but if there were any they were either ignorant, or did not have the courage to take a stand.
"I just need some prayer for strength to tell them I don't want to be part of this org. I'm struggling big time, truly giving this up"
You get in contact with me, I will help you. But here's a good question, would you need strength to tell them this if you had never shown any interest at all?
Its me contemplating, changed my name because I FINALLY made a decision
I finally told them that I do not want to join their organization. I came to this conclusion in an interesting way. I basically was conflicted because I asked one of the girls if the things I read on this site were true and she said no. We don't make you pledge your heart to this organization, were not a cult, we were founded on christian principles. So I stayed in it.
the next week i was given the poem invictus to learn. After that I found out we were having a fake interest meeting in September... I was thinkin I just read that on this site. Learning invictus and fake interest meetings...
Fast forward, I'm watching a special on the garden of eden on youtube and the very last clip the preacher is talking directly to his audience. He says if your saved then do something with your life to glorify the Lord our saviour... And i was thinking this is life decision, will this really help me continue to profess the Lord as my savior? No it won't! I was done right then. I told them right after I'm through and that was that.
So if yall are contemplating, really think about how joining will glorify God? I wanted to join for fun, friends, and connections. God wasn't in the picture for me and I'm sure I would have ended up forgetting about Him by the end of it. Its not important enough to hold a place in the REST OF YOUR LIFE!!! Earthly legacies don't take you very far, especially today. Your rein ends as your popularity does. Drake is cool now, but next he'll be gone. Look at Dru Hill, nobody knew they release an album in July. They were world famous!
What is a frat or sorority gonna do for your childrens children? NOTHING, nothing good at least
Greetings! Minister Hatchett, In The Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ;
Tonight while doing research and study about Black Fraternities and Sororities I discovered your story about GLO and Freemasonry. First, I would like to commend your "COURAGE" in making a stand against these hidden cults and idoled organizations. I read your story and it has inspired me to finish my Book called Destroying Ancestral Demons and their Altars. Minister Hatchett we both have similar stories. In the fall of 1983 at Tenn. State Univ. some high school buddies of mine and "New" incoming Sophomores I had befriended had a high interest of becoming members of the fraternity called Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. As the semester progressed the fraternity released a Memo: About their interest meeting to be held at the Student Union Building during primetime hours about 7pm. After reading the memo I got excited!! called my "Buddy" I ran track with in high school and told him about the meeting being held. In the meantime his reply was "Man"..I am going to put on my best suit and wear my 14K Gold Harringbone neckless..I then replied to him brother I don't think that would be wise because you would be implying to them you are already a member of their organization. He then told me I'm not scared of those "Punks"...I can wear what I want to wear...I bought this jewelry,suit,shoes,etc. So, we proceeded and went to the interest meeting. When we got there; there were like hundreds of Kappas just swarming!!!Everywhere with the Greek jackets,hats,shirts, spinning canes,etc. So, I was thinking they were going to like prescreen us to find out our backgrounds about our social character and our academics!? So, there were some brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi observed our presence and called my buddy over to a crowd of their brothers and he then replied to me man see they want to recruit me..!? I just stood and waited..as I was waiting for him they took him off somewhere...and I didn't see him for awhile!!?? In the meantime I was approached by some Kappas and then they began verbally hazing me..and one guy tapped me in my butt with a cane..I replied to him brother why? did you hit me with that cane?? His reply was shut up?? Do you want be a NUPE?? At that time I didn't know what a NUPE was??? So, I said yes. Then they began to roughing me up!! Hitting me in my chest and even slapped me...so, I told those guys "MAN" this stuff is crazy!!! There afterward as I began to leave my buddy came out of a room his eye had been cut,his nose was bleeding,and he was limping from getting hit with canes...so, I concluded right at that moment I would not proceed with the process. In closing my high school buddy he continued and crossed over. My point that I'm pointing out is I never understood why?? the brotherhood felt that it was and is still necessary to paddle/cane the New candidates to be affiliated with the organization!? I then at that time continued to search for an organization that I felt I could see myself associated with that had integrity and character for what they represented to the community. So, I then pursued Freemasonry Prince Hall Lodge because my father was the Worshipful Master at that time of Prince Hall Lodge #252. In the Fall 1992 after three long "HARD" months of being initiated I was excited about becoming a member and getting involved with community affairs until one meeting we had during a initiation process they began to say things and do things that I discerned to be "Evil" acts that were done too me that I was unaware of because I was blindfolded/Hoodwinked in Masons terminology. So, after participating in these rituals my Spirit just would "NOT" let me rest..so, I began to do deep research about my lodge and Freemasonry in general and most of the literature in the Masons monitor book were not!? Biblically based at "All" I like you discovered that they took some scriptures and twisted their own doctrines into Masonic Rituals like that of Hiram Abiff and using scripture in falsehood like Psalm133 they never included this scripture in Masonic literature!? As matter of fact in my experiences Jesus Christ was never the Head of discussions..!!?? It was either Hiram Abiff or they were always honoring the Worshipful Master my Father...May God have Mercy on his soul..!? Because after discovering that these men were implementing falsehoods and evil acts I became inactive then later renounced myself from the lodge and the organization at large. My Father became "Angry" which I realized through him this was an act of satan trying to decieve me and keep me bound in this evil occult. In closing I am still interceding on the behalf of my Father that God through the Holy Spirit will bring eternal light from Jesus Christ that he get set free from the snares of Freemasonry.Ephes.5:11 So, Minister Hatchett May God Be with you and may you have much success with your book project.Rev.1:19
Apostle Tommie E. Davis
Holy Cross Apostolic Church,Inc.