Independent (England), Nov. 15, 2002
By Jason Bennetto
The Rev Gregory Cameron, chaplain to Dr Williams, said: “He questions whether it’s appropriate for Christian ministers to belong to secret organisations. He also has some anxiety about the spiritual content of Masonry.”
A spokesman for the Archbishop said he was “worried about the ritual elements in Freemasonry – which some have seen as possibly Satanically inspired – and how that sits uneasily with Christian belief”. He continued: “The other idea is that because they are a society, there could be a network that involves mutual back-scratching, which is something he would be greatly opposed to.”
A spokesman for the Freemasons in England said: “As far as we are concerned, there is no incompatibility between Christianity and our organisation whatsoever.”
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