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Question about reasons for denial...

Discussion in 'Freemason's Lodge' started by ditch_digger, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. ditch_digger

    ditch_digger

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    I was wondering if this might be a legitimate reason to be denied admission to a Lodge. I was filling out my petition and got to the question about criminal record. 16 years ago I was drunk at a concert, 1 week after my 21st birthday, bought a 19 year old kid a beer I didn't even know. Long line and I was near the front so he asked if I would get one for him. Being drunk and not paying attention I went ahead and did it. Right after I handed it to him I was arrested by an officer. I paid my court costs, served the community service and completed probation without any problems. No jail time served. Official charge was furnishing to a minor. I have stayed out of trouble for the last 16 years and not even had a warning for speeding. Would this be a factor that might cause the Lodge to deny membership to me?

    Just wanted to run it past some members to see if that would be a reason you would "blackball" someone.

    Thanks in advance...

    ditch_digger
     
  2. Bilbo Baggins

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    I cannot see that as a reason to blackball anyone, One small error does not constitude a bad person.
     

  3. jrr6602

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    Be honest and upfront about it if comes up during your investigation.
     
  4. ditch_digger

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    Thanks guys. That makes me feel much better.I'll be turning in petition this week so I'll let you know how it goes.

    ditch_digger