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Catholics, Masonic Lodges, and America's Founding
Cliff Kincaid debates Michael Hichborn of the Lepanto Institute about the role of Free Masons and Catholics in America's founding, and whether we are in the midst of what the Bible calls the "apostasy" of the end times. The Lepanto Institute just held a "Conference on the Great Apostasy" with many provocative speakers. George Washington had said America's Masonic lodges were not "contaminated" by the Illuminati. Hichborn disagrees.
George Washington Vs. the Illuminati
There was a big break between the Masons in Europe and America.
Here's some background:
Letter to George Washington from G. W. Snyder, 22 August 1798
Letter from George Washington to William Russell, September 28, 1798
Washington told the pastor that "none of the [Masonic] Lodges in this Country are contaminated with the principles ascribed to the Society of the Illuminati."
Here is another:
It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am.