005: Masonry and Mormonism, an Interview with Greg Kearney
September 14, 2005
Last night I recorded a super duper interesting podcast with Greg Kearney–a lifelong, multi-generational Mormon and Master Mason.
In this podcast he discusses the history of Masonry, how it became associated with the LDS Church, and why he feels like this association is a positive, and not a negative one. We go into surprising depth not just on the respective temple ceremonies (without being disrespectful, or violating covenants of course), but also on Joseph Smith’s involvement during the Nauvoo years. You will be amazed at his knowledge on these topics.
More info on Greg: Greg Kearney was born and raised in Maine. He attended boarding schools in New England from the age of 12 until graduating from the Quaker run Oak Grove-coburn School. He is a life long member having attended up in the Farmington Ward one of the oldest LDS congigations in the world.
He graduated BYU with a BFA degree in design and completed graduate work in American Studies focusing his research on Freemasonry and it infulence on American history. He is a life member of Franklin Lodge #123 in New Sharon, Maine as well as several lodges of research in the U.S. and Europe. He serves as the rocky mountains reporter for the French news agency AFP. He lives in Casper, Wyoming with his wife Tamara. They are the parents of three children Shawn 24, Shannon, 20 and Nathaniel 6. He has traveled extensively including posting to Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Sweden.
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