Grand Commander’s Circular No. 2

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To all Knights Templar Owing Allegiance to the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Utah: To be read at the foot of the lines at the first Stated Conclave following receipt.

 

Social Media- I understand you are all tired of hearing about the social media issues in this Jurisdiction, but bad manners on Social Media outlets continue to plague the Masonic Fraternity as well all Masonic related organizations.

The use of the many types of social media like Facebook, Twitter, email, etc. can be a double-edged sword. It can be a good communication tool, but it can also be a detriment. You have identified yourself as a mason and Sir Knight to the world through these social media outlets. Now you must promote the highest standards of morality and integrity. Posting a comment related to the Fraternity and then posting a negative comment about social or political views can easily be misunderstood that your views are representative of Masons or Masonry. Politics are not discussed in lodge, neither should your views be posted in a place where it can make another mason or Sir Knight feel uncomfortable, or pass on to the public that these views are the accepted views of the fraternity.

A Mason and Sir Knight should never use Social Media to obtain any personal advantage. Also, you should not use Social Media to contact other Grand Jurisdictions unless you are a member or representative of that Jurisdiction. Remember all communication from Jurisdiction to Jurisdiction is, by Masonic protocol, conducted by and between Grand or Jurisdictional offices. With the use of the internet, it is almost as if our asylums are open to the public. Post the Sentinel and instruct him to guard the Asylum with Dignity and Respect.

Courteously, Attest:

TJ Robertson, KTCH, KYCH

Grand Commander

 

Charles E Warren Sr., KCT, KYCH

Grand Recorder

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