The Grand Lodge of South Carolina meets this Thursday, April 22, at 10 a.m. in Charleston, SC. Ahead of what is sure to be a contentious session, we interview W.Bro. Billy Wall, the Secretary of Union-Kilwinning No. 4. In December 2020 the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master showed up at Union-Kilwinning to arrest their Charter. Billy, his son, and some of the Officers have been charged with unmasonic conduct for holding a meeting of 6 Masons after, allegedly, an edict was pronounced that required a minimum of 7. While this requirement from the Grand Lodge is contrary to the ritual and the ancient usages and customs of the Craft, and while the Constitution of SC mandates that an edict must be properly noticed, the Grand Lodge nonetheless took offense to Union-Kilwinning's meeting, barged into their Lodge and demanded the Charter. As seems to be something of a pattern of behavior under this Grand Master, a special Trial Commission was hurriedly appointed most probably to simply expel W.Bro. Billy and the Brethren of Union-Kilwinning No. 4 ahead of the Grand Sessions meeting in just five days.
Check out the record of events at Union-Kilwinning's website, https://unionkilwinning.org.
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