Clandestine and/or Irregular Masonry

Clandestine Masonry

Declaration of Principles Relating Thereto
Of the Most Worshipful United Grand Lodge A.F.&A.M.
Of Democratic Republics

The Supreme Grand Lodge

Many individuals use the word clandestine to oppose the objectives of others. Some in Masonry use this word to describe their oppositions to individuals who have formed Masonic Lodges that ascertain that they stand for the Brotherhood of Mankind under the Fatherhood of their Supreme Being in a manner other than which those who oppose it would have it done. Now you might ask what would these conflicts be to which it should be replied there are many and varied reasons and some thus are:

We, in the United Grand Lodge of Ancient Free And Accepted Masons of Democratic Republics, engross the abstraction that the only things that make a Mason or A Lodge Clandestine and/or irregular are: