Originally Posted by galexander
But would you agree that the OTO are Freemasons?
If not then please explain the difference.
Simply stating that the Grand Lodge do not recognise them as such is NOT good enough.
I don't agree that the OTO is Freemasons. They are not united under the Masonic family nor is it a requirement to be in the Freemasons to be in the OTO or vice versa. I know many Freemasons that are also in other clubs such as Kiwanis, Rotary, and Lions, but I wouldn' say they are connected.