TITLE: IS FREEMASONRY PREPARING A SMEAR
CAMPAIGN AGAINST CUTTING EDGE MINISTRIES AND CHRISTIAN AUTHOR RALPH
Subtitle: A pointed email from a Mason to Ed King of
MasonicInfo.com urges that Mr. King "dig up a lot of dirt"
on Epperson and me. Can I smell a lying smear campaign coming?
<Masonicinfo Note: our interlinear comments will be in
this odd color rather than our usual red. We ask: how is the
"Pastor's" sense of smell? You'll see as you read on.>
NEWS BRIEF: "Deliberation of Truth =
Freedom", email to Ed King from a Mason, August 28, 2000.
<Masonicinfo Note: Ah --- but how did David Bay get
our e-mail, we wondered... A quick look through our records revealed that the
person who sent this also sent HIM a copy of it. Curiously (to us but not,
apparently, to the incisive 'Cutting Edge') was that the message was
also (a) unsigned, (b) sent from a pseudonym
which - one would hope - might give the ever-so-astute "Director" a clue, and (c) never
once gives an indication that the poster is a Mason. Yet - bewilderingly -
Bay now claims that he is! How does he make
such huge leaps? Who knows - but read on....>
"Dear Ed King,
"Yes, I think that you should do some exposing of your own. Don't be simplistic
about your outlook on this subject. Do some in-depth research to expose
their means. You have quite a lot dirt to dig up on all of these
anti-masons listed on your well-organized web site. Don't settle for
childish antics. Stand up for yourself and the brotherhood ...
My description of Epperson and his work were FAR too simplistic. Indeed,
he should have been given far more 'ink' than what we've got. His works are
well-favored by Christian Identity groups and those of the self-styled 'militia'.
It's my understanding that an upcoming hate-crime trial is going to attempt
to use Epperson's works as part of the 'excuse' much the same way as Oklahoma
City bomber Timothy McVeigh has used the 'Turner Diaries' for his.""
Indeed, Epperson should be debunked completely -
and I'll work on doing so over the next couple of weeks."
Note: VERY curious - but did you notice that this starts out as if there was
MORE correspondence here? Well, there was - and Bay received that also
prior to the message he chose to quote. Somehow, he seems to have overlooked that - and the
fact that the poster was, rather than a Mason, someone who apparently
thought highly of Bay's writings about Epperson.>
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2000 23:23:55 EDT
Ralph Epperson -
Blending American patriotism with conspiracies behind every tree and
that wonderful desire to earn money from tapes and books, Ralph is
another of those who're convinced that he's found the solution to it
COMMENTS: I do not
understand your view for a person who does in-depth research and
produces his own material. If his material was outrageously price I
might understand your view about his earnings. Your comments about Mr.
Epperson and his research need more evidence for support.
from Bay's review redacted. You can go to the "store" on his
web site and spend your money on this if you want....>
May the LORD JESUS
Note: Hmmmm.... no mention whatsoever about being a Mason and the closing
sentence is not something a Mason, considerate of others' religious
beliefs, would use unless knowing the person in question to be a Christian.
There's nothing whatsoever in the post to identify B. Adcock as a Mason
(or even a male!): no
lodge name/location as is customary when one Mason writes to another, no Masonic title, NOTHING. Ah, but
that doesn't stop the insightful Director Bay from making a charge to suit his
purposes, does it? Oh, and there's one other thing: it
looks like that message Bay has on his site (and shown at the top of this
frame) is sent from someone else to me, doesn't it? Would you be surprised if it
wasn't? In the wacky world of anti-Masonry, nothing should surprise
OUR somewhat sarcastic reply to B. Adcock:
right! My description of Epperson and his work were FAR too simplistic.
Indeed, he should have been given far more 'ink' than what we've got. His
works are well-favored by Christian Identity groups and those of the
self-styled 'militia'. It's my understanding that an upcoming hate-crime
trial is going to attempt to use Epperson's works as part of the 'excuse'
much the same way as Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has used the
'Turner Diaries' for his. Indeed, Epperson should be debunked completely -
and I'll work on doing so over the next couple of weeks. Interesting too
that Epperson has been cited by other authors for his latent
anti-Semitism. Yes, I will have to expand this particular section
Note: Curious, isn't
it, that my reply is interwoven with the original message.... Can we
all spell 'obfuscation'? To be charitable, however, perhaps the
Director just gets very confused, worrying as he does about the New World
Order, weather control, and the like. So how did Bay get this?
Well, here's how: B. Adcock (perhaps a pseudonym chosen deliberately? Read
it without the period being there....) sent a copy of this message to him.>
Dear Ed King,
Yes, I think that you should do some exposing of your own. Don't be
simplistic about your outlook on this subject. Do some in-depth research
to expose their means. You have quite a lot dirt to dig up on all of
these anti-masons listed on your well-organized web site. Don't settle
for childish antics. Stand up for yourself and the brotherhood.
Even better yet, you should stand up against their accusations and
refute your side publicly in a debate. I am almost sure that if you
where to openly debate point of views, that a lot of the mud slinging
and mockery would be put to bed. After the dust settles and the light
shines through, then and only then will we see the real truth. I feel
confident that you can pull this off. The only thing that I am not sure
of is if your willingness to discuss both sides of the issues publicly
((CREATE A WEB ADDRESS OR SITE TO OPENLY DISCUSS MATTERS OF INDIFFERENCE
BETWEEN FREEMASONRY AND ANTI-MASONRY)). Nothing to lose, only the mask.
I will copy those mentioned in the first letter concerning this debate.
It is time to separate adults from the children in regard to this
matter. Are you guys up for it? May the LORD JESUS greatly bless
you B. Adcock
Note: Perhaps the good "Pastor" has been reading too much lately
- or too busy selling books. Either way, any rational person could see
that this is NOT a message from a Mason but rather an attempt at 'proving'
that Epperson is right and that Freemasonry is wrong. Pretty funny, isn't
This Mason is angry because Epperson did some really
deep digging into the Invisible, Inner Freemasonry [Read Free001a],
quoted much of these formerly secret material verbatim and then tied
all their teachings together to reach some truthful, but startling conclusions. He proves that Masonry's major aim is the total
destruction of Christianity [Masonry: Conspiracy Against
Christianity "]. My research has revealed the
same Anti-Christian goals.
Note: With 'exposures' of Freemasonry since before 1700, it's hard to
understand what Bay thinks might have been or still be secret. Perhaps he can explain just
how 5-7 million people can keep something secret anyway.... Beyond that,
Epperson's work didn't prove anything 'startling' at all: it was, in fact,
the same old stuff that others have thrown against Freemasonry: inaccurate
assumptions buttressed by out-of-context quotes, claims that Pike and Hall
speak for Freemasonry etc. etc..>
Whenever men cannot refute using facts, they invariably
turn to slander, usually going after the person's reputation. This
ploy has been used over the centuries, sometimes to great effect, to bring
a person down through lies when what they have been saying cannot be
refuted by words. In fact, I am well aware that it is difficult for
a Mason to "defend the indefensible". How can you defend
against the words of Masonic authors praising Lucifer, teaching the same
beliefs as the old Satanic Mystery Religions of Antiquity, and using the
same symbols as do Satanists?
Note: There are equally as many Masonic authors praising Lucifer as there
are Masons writing to me to 'get' Ralph Epperson.... NONE!>
The only defense possible is to either attempt to say
such Masonic authors do not represent real Masonic thinking, or to attempt
to lie about the character and reputation of the authors who are reporting
the truth of what Freemasonry is all about. This Mason writing Ed King
is attempting to take the low road with Ralph Epperson. Listen:
"Interesting too that Epperson has been cited by
other authors for his latent anti-Semitism. Yes, I will have to
expand this particular section immediately!" The first lie this
Mason attempts to tell is that Epperson is anti-Semitic, one of the oldest
smear lies in history. I have read all of Epperson's books, and have
not detected any anti-Semitism in them at all, and I am very sensitive to
anything that smacks of hatred or animosity against God's Chosen People.
Note: Talk about getting things confused. It's Ed King - me - that wrote
about Epperson's latent anti-Semitism not the non-Mason as Bay fancies. Perhaps the
would be good enough to explain what Epperson means when referring to
those mysterious "International Bankers". For most (and
particularly for those who follow the extremist right), that's a
'codeword' for JEW - used in the most pejorative way! It's also curious
that so many of the so-called "Christian Militia" describe Jews
as being "God's Chosen People" capitalized as Bay has done - or
his use of the word "sheep-ple"....
The second lie is that Epperson courts the support of
Christian Identity Groups. Since these groups are considered to be
far-right wacko organizations, this accusation is attempting to paint
Epperson with the same broad brush. If Christians were to think
Ralph Epperson is part of the Christian Identity Group, and/or that he is
anti-Semitic, that could possibly stop the sale of his excellent books in
<Masonicinfo Note: We
wonder if the good 'Director' would be kind enough to show where
in our writings - or even that of the original message sender - such a
claim is made. It isn't. Plainly, simply: David Bay has
either misread or he has lied in order to further his rhetoric. You
decide.... And the 'Director' himself might want to look at a few
of those Christian Identity sites which link to him.... Peculiar!>
DIG UP DIRT!
"You have quite a lot dirt to dig up on all of
these anti-masons listed on your well-organized web site. Don't
settle for childish antics. Stand up for yourself and the
What happens when a Christian author has no legitimate dirt that
someone can dig up? Why, that is no problem -- all the smear artist
has to do is to invent some delicious
dirt! Americans continue to show their love of
falsehoods and innuendo by buying all those dirt magazines, National
Enquirer and Star, and many
others. Most of those stories are totally invented out of thin air,
which is why these rags are constantly finding themselves in court accused
of slander, usually by a Hollywood actor or actress incensed by the lies
told about them.
Note: Is the 'Director' concerned because his
'acting' may be exposed as well???>
The reason God hates lies so much is that they do not need to have any
basis of truth whatsoever.
Note: "God hates...." Consider that phrase well....>
This Mason is urging Mr. King to "dig up dirt" on
Epperson and me, and to do so in a rough and tumble manner, not settling
for "childish antics".
Note: How did BAY get into this? He wasn't even MENTIONED! It's a typical
trait of anti-Masons: toss in a slight fabrication and then build on it
later. Nobody mentioned Bay but here he's found an opportunity to glorify himself and create a false impression in
the mind of his flock that HE is a subject of persecution as well. Read
the messages above. Does the (non) Mason writer mention anything about Bay
In other words, he thinks it is
time to get tough in spreading lies and innuendo about us. Spreading
these lies will be "standing up for the brotherhood". If
the Brotherhood of Freemasonry needs to resort to lying as a tactic in
order to defend itself, then it is exactly the type of Luciferic
organization we have reported it to be. They are convicted by their
Note: False premise (the original writer is a Mason) equals false
conclusion. What more is there to be written? We haven't resorted to lying
- unlike anti-Masons - so guess the 'Director' needs to give up on
his defamation of Freemasonry! <grin>>
When this Masonic author urged Mr. King to not "settle for
childish antics", I wondered if he was insinuating that the Masonic
leadership resort to physical action? Since too many local and state
police officials, judges, and prosecutors are Masons, I wonder if some
lying charges might be trumped up against Epperson and me? Might we
expect a police officer at our door with a warrant, charging us with some
Com: Curious that Bay assumes the writer to be male, isn't it? We wonder
too if he could provide some evidence for his claim that local and state
police officials, judges and prosecutors are Masons. We'll bet you that he
can't.... Does the 'Director' do things so that he'd fear a visit from
law enforcement? Is he imagining the takeover by FEMA again as he did
prior to the year 2000 perhaps? (That's another whole story....
The manner in which "hate crime" is consistently being
redefined, that might be the charge. But, you know, it could be
anything, and the more delicious the lie, the more received it might be
among the masses. With high technology today [Read NEWS1375
and NEWS1378 to
see how technologically feasible it is now to create false
"official" records and documents], it would be easy for someone
in official government to create documents that, while totally fake, look
very, very real.
Note: Methinks he doth protest too much....
and, of course, this very technique could be used to describe the
materials created by William Cooper, Richard Hoagland, et. al. in their
books and videos trying to prove how 'legitimate' they really are.... >
To be honest, this email from this outraged Freemason is the ranting of
one Mason. We have no evidence that Mr. King or anyone else in
official Freemasonry is actually planning a smear campaign. But, we
were copied on this email to Mr. King in order that we might feel
intimidated that such an official campaign might be forthcoming.
What did my Daddy used to say?
"To be forewarned is to be
This spiritual warfare just might be getting more physical soon.
Note: Does the 'Director' seriously think that he's important
enough for an organization as large as Freemasonry to even notice his
insignificant drivel? There have been, over the
centuries, other anti-Masons FAR more significant than himself. When we consider the
likes of Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and others, Bay - although standing
seemingly proud in their company - pales by comparison. No, David: the
black helicopters from the Masons won't be landing in your yard. You can
worry about other things - like Masons fiddling with the weather so that your
turnips won't grow next summer....>
of proselytizing snipped.... We've provided enough links to his site of
fear and false teachings already.