Based in Chicago, USA, X-Oriente is a podcast by R.W. Eric Diamond and W. Jason Van Dyke that explores the ideas and values of Freemasonry in the 21st century.

027: West Virginia

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Well you'd have to be under a rock not to have heard about the goings on in West Virginia. So many of you have written to me asking for my opinion I thought it best to do a show about it. I spoke to I.M. Hiram, one of WV's Masonic rebels (voice changed to protect his true identity, lest he face a summary Masonic expulsion.)

Short answer: It's a bad situation for everyone. For the Masons of West Virginia, for the management of their Grand Lodge, for Bro. Haas and the others who have been expelled without trial, and for you and me.

You and I? Yes it affects us too. When the New York Times starts reporting on it, the story grows (like an infection) from being a local one to a national one. Thanks to I.M Hiram for his bravery in talking to me on the air. West Virginia, my prayers are with all of you.

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