MEDIA STATEMENT

For Immediate Release: Everglades Moon Local Council, Florida Chapter of Covenant of the Goddess, a national organization of Witches and Wiccans, is saddened and disappointed to learn that The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida has stated that all Pagans, and specifically Wiccans, must resign their membership. We respect the right of groups such as the Freemasons to make choices regarding their membership.  We pray that Wiccan Masons can find a way to continue their contributions towards >> Read More

Official Statement: EMLC On Florida Grand Master’s Edict that Pagans Cannot be Freemasons

On November 28, 2012, the Grand Master of the State of Florida, Jorge L. Aladro, issued an edict stating that Paganism, Wicca, Odinism, and Gnosticism were not compatible with Freemasonry.  This edict further stated that any Freemason “that professes to be a member of one of the groups mentioned above shall tender his resignation or suffer himself to a Trial Commission whose final outcome will be expulsion since there is no provision to allow anything contrary to the Ancient Landmarks.” Click >> Read More