WHEN THE PERSECUTED PERSECUTE One thing is very clear in all this. The fundamentalist leaders, who are so fond of reciting earlier persecutions of their church, absolutely refuse to acknowledge that Freemasonry had a major role in ending that persecution, and in shaping a system of government that gives them complete freedom of expression. Rather than any thought of gratitude, they want Masonry destroyed. The toleration that they so desperately needed to survive and to grow is now condemned as against the will of God. Having been aided and protected by others, they now feel strong enough to attack those who were their best friends at a time when they needed friends.
John J. Robinson, Master Mason
A Pilgrim's Path: One Man's Road to the Masonic Temple _________________________________________