Photocopied at Thomas Sargant - The Freemason's Manual
This comes from page 10 of The Freemason's Manual:
The person who desires to be a Mason must be a man, believing in the existence of a Supreme Being, and of a future existence; at least twenty-one years of age; of good moral character, temperate, industrious, and capable of earning an honest livelihood;(got to pay those dues)
he must come of his own free will and accord, uninfluenced by mercenary or other improper motives; be of sound mind and body; capable of reading and writing; not deformed or dismembered, but hale and sound in his physical conformation, having his right limbs as a man ought to have. (So a man who lost limbs serving honorably defending our country would not qualify)
Page 13 - second paragraph
The persons made masons or admitted members of a lodge must be good and true men, free born, and of mature and discreet age and sound judgement, no bondmen, no women, (so women could not qualify as good and true or moral?)
no immoral or scandalous men, but of good report. (Shriners are known for their wild and immoral parties)
Married men and women take vows to each other and are charged that they are now one flesh. However, the secretiveness even from wives, breaks that charge of one flesh. So many, many things that are wrong about Freemasonry. while sounding very good on the surface.