By Ann Brown
Freemasons belong to one of the most secret societies in the world — one still shrouded in mystery. What is known is that 14 U.S. presidents were masons. Coincidence?
The Freemasons have long played a role in the U.S. government. In fact, 13 of the 39 men who signed the U.S. Constitution were Masons. Founding fathers George Washington, James Monroe, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and Paul Revere were in the fraternal order, according to History.com.
The Freemasons date back to the Middle Ages in Europe during a time when most craftsmen were organized into local guilds. The Freemasons were builders, most likely cathedral builders.
While Freemasonry is not a religion, members believe in a supreme being, or “Grand Architect of the Universe.” This, as well as Masonic temples and secret rituals, put them in direct conflict with the Catholic Church. Click here to read entire article