Represents the blood of the massacred Christians - interesting symbol within a supposedly Christian country
Quite interesting to me was that both Earl Warren and Abraham Zapruder were both Shriners.
On the surface, this organization is a charitable boys club which generates money through fundraising and donates it to the upkeep of Shriners Hospitals across America. Understandably, there are countless testimonials from those whose children have been to those hospitals and have been benefited.
The Shriners are known for their conventions, wearing the familiar red fez and for the hi jinx at their gatherings. Bill Bryson covered one of their gatherings in his Lost Continent. They're also known for the street parades where they hire pretty young ladies and drive miniature sports cars.
All good clean fun.
Just who are they?
"The Mystic Shrine, an Illustrated Ritual of the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine" Revised Edition 1975, Ezra A. Cook Publications, Inc. ("Serving the Craft Since 1867) Chicago defines it thus:
...Our alliance or the Rite of our Mystic Shrine is ancient, honorable, benevolent and secret. It is devoted to the cause of justice, truth and mercy. It is ancient as the corner-stone of Mohammed's Temple of Mecca; as secret as the Moslem that bound the tribes of Arabia to Allah or their god; as honorable as the Christian, and the tenets to which it is dedicated when once assumed cannot be eschewed or cast aloof. ...We require absolute secrecy and desire all our disciples to hold and interest in our noble cause and a just observance of the tenets of our faith. ...By the existence of Allah and the creed of Mohammed; by the legendary sanctity of our Tabernacle at Mecca we greet you, (p. 17-18)
The obligation is:
...and now upon this sacred book, by the sincerity of a Moslem's oath I here register this irrevocable vow, subscribing myself bound thereto as well as binding myself by the obligation of the prerequisite to this membership that of a Knight Templar or that of a thirty-second degree A. and A, Scottish Rite Mason. ... may Allah, the god of Arab Moslem and Mohammedan, the god of our fathers, support me to the entire fulfillment of the same, Amen, Amen, Amen. (p. 22)
The next stage of the ceremony is:
This is the place where our brethren stop to sprinkle the Devil's Pass with urine. You will contribute a few drops of urine to commemorate the time and place where all who pass here renounce the wiles and evils of the world to worship at the Shrine of Islam. Only a few drops will do. (p. 28)
For a start, the organization is not Christian, by definition. It is also not Muslim as Muslims have a distinctive set of practices, none of which embrace this relativistic Shriner ritual. Urinating and sexual licence is the province of a completely different arcane religion.
So who is this god they follow?
It's a god who has this penalty for any who dare tell what goes on:
The oath of the Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S. (Shriners) concludes as follows: "...in willful violation whereof I may incur the fearful penalty of having my eyeballs pierced to the center with a three-edged blade, my feet flayed and I will be forced to walk the hot sands upon the sterile shores of the Red Sea, until the flaming sun shall strike me with livid plague, and may Allah the God of Arab, Muslim and Mohammedan, the God of our fathers support me to the entire fulfillment of the same, Amen, Amen, Amen."
Virtually the same as the Masonic 3rd degree oath, with the added Islam.
How did the idea of setting up hospitals get going?
William J. Whalen, [Professor of Journalism, Purdue University, retired], Christianity and American Freemasonry, Ignatius Press 1958, 1987, 1998, explains:
"I hope that within two, or three, or four or five years from now we will be impelled from the wonderful work that has been done, to establish more of these hospitals, in easy reach of all parts of North America, and let it be known that while our friends, the enemy, is now about the only institution that is establishing hospitals and schools and things of that kind for the benefit of humanity, the Shrine is going to do them one better."
No one in Noble Adair's audience had any doubt as to the identity of "the enemy". To allay the fears of the Nobles, another speaker assured them that if the hospital committee did not "do it right and devoted themselves too much to Catholic children or Negro children we can fire them and get another committee."
The Orlando Sentinel, on June 29, 1986, explored the distribution of collected moneys to the hospitals:
They claim about 300 Million Dollars a year to hospitals and other institutions, which is good but not that much, considering that if every Mason contributes just 5 Dollars per week, they can collect 1.3 Billion Dollars per year... they are a good way to deceive the outsiders, like its secrecy, it is often a cloak to hide its real teachings and goals, and a good way to obtain propaganda... and even the so called "charity" is a way to get money for the Order: In 1985, "Circuses" of the Shriners generated 23 Million Dollars, and only 2% went to medical care of children. In 1984, out of 17 Million Dollars only 1% went to charity, the rest for the Order!
On 12/27/2004, Stacy Johnson, of KOB TV, Albuquerque, reported:
The American Institute of Philanthropy is one of several national charity watchdog organizations. It recently published its report card on 100 “failing” charities… charities that the AIP would not recommend you donate money to.
And you might be surprised at some of the results. Top failing charities in AIP’s estimation?
1. Research to Prevent Blindness
2. Shriners Hospitals for Children
3. Seeing Eye
4. Guide Dogs for the Blind
5. Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch
6. Diabetes Trust Fund
7. Give Kids the World
8. Southern Poverty Law Center
9. Omaha Home for Boys
10. YWCA of the USA-NO
The circuses they organize around America have garnered a litany of complaints for years and the USDA has cited Shrine Circus exhibitors for failure to provide veterinary care, adequate shelter from the elements, nutritious food, and clean water, as well as failure to handle animals in a manner that prevents trauma and harm and ensures public safety. Animals used by Shrine Circus have caused deaths and injuries.
Kevin Rollason,of the Winnipeg Free Press, wrote on Jan 28, 2001:
The Khartum Shriners are worried that sick children in Manitoba could suffer the fallout from a fund-raising scandal after an event for Shrine charities this week was revealed to have included sex acts and sexual fondling of nude performers.
And Canada Safeway, one of the charity's major supporters, will be asking the Shriners for an explanation. Gervin Greasley, public relations director for the Khartum Shrine in Winnipeg, said he's worried about what will happen to the organization's fund-raising.
"It will take a long time to live this down and regain the confidence of the community".
On Thursday night at the Garden City Canad Inn, two Free Press reporters witnessed two female performers climb upon a banquet table, fondle each other, kiss and be touched by as many as eight men at one time. Some of the men were seen to pour beer on the women and put beer bottles between their legs. Patrons performed oral sex on the women in view of more than 100 men. At several points, the women tried to stop the men from fondling them, complaining they were in pain and discomfort...
Elsewhere in the hotel, some patrons visited a guest room where a man at the door told them they could get sexual intercourse for 100 Dollars or oral sex for 75 Dollars. Organizers of the Shriners' Motor Patrol "V.I.P. Gentlemen's Dinner," attended by more than 400 men, told the Free Press on Friday that proceeds from the event would be used to cover motor patrol operations and support Shrine children's charities.
No better nor worse than other parties going about except that these men are meant to be the pillars of society, with wives and families. The idea of men of 'honour', pillars in the community behaving in most ungentlemanly ways still astounds so many people. I'm not astounded at all - just look at the Franklin coverup and how, if you don't accept the initial court exoneration but look at subsequent judgements and the further one investigates, the more evidence there seems to be for the goings on.
But that's another story. Back to the Shriners. Dan Slater reported in the NYT, September 8th, 2008:
The NYLJ reports that Ronald H. Tills, a retired New York Supreme Court justice, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Buffalo, N.Y., to violating the Mann Act by transporting a prostitute across state lines.
According to the NYLJ, the 73 year-old Tills admitted that he recruited prostitutes to service members of a fraternal club, the Royal Order of Jesters, at gatherings in Pennsylvania, Florida, Kentucky and Ontario, N.Y., in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
In his plea agreement, Tills also acknowledged arranging for women to attend a meeting of the Buffalo chapter of the Jesters in 2001 in Dunkirk, N.Y., to have sex with members of the club. He faces from 27 months to 33 months in prison during sentencing, which is scheduled for Jan. 12.
The anecdotal evidence for what the Shriners do is folklore and there's hardly and American who does not know of their excesses and yet actual evidence still comes as a bit of a shock.
A little more:
On September 1, 2006, both Shriners charitable and fraternal corporations filed a complaint alleging defamation against Shriner whistleblower Vernon Hill and Charity Watch Center, an online watchdog site, owned and operated by Paul Dolnier, a former IRS agent. On November 6, 2007, the Clerk of the Thirteenth Circuit court of Hillsborough County, Florida, filed a "Notice of Intent to Dismiss" the Shriners v James Vernon Hill and Charity Watch Center (CWC) lawsuit because of "lack of prosecution." (1)
This means that for the past ten months, the Shriners have not pursued the case. Noting this, the clerk of the court sent out the "Notice of Intent to Dismiss" to all parties, letting them know that a hearing was scheduled for January 18, 2008 at 9 a.m. before the honorable Judge Charlene E. Honeywell.
Why the red fez?
As Christians well know, in 980 AD, 50,000 Christians, including women and children, were murdered by the Muslims. As the streets ran red with blood, the Muslims dipped their hats in that blood as a testimony to Allah.
Shriners, on admittance to the order, are given a red fez, an Islamic sword and a crescent jewel. They obviously don't give a damn about Islam but the symbology of hatred for Christianity is too good an opportunity to pass up.
The Shriners. Would you let your daughter marry one?