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Published on Aug 11, 2014
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Documentary about the Royal Order of Jesters, an invitation only Order of Shriners. Features hundreds of examples of Jester artwork from dozens of Courts over decades, plus news articles detailing a forgotten but major debacle from 25 years ago, as well as a host of other topics, including a segment on SOBIB. Using extensive documentation, the film asks the question: Why does a "gentlemen's club" reside at the heart of American Freemasonry?
3:56 - 4:08 - Masonic Quiz Book - Ask me another, Brother - Pg. 236 4:35 - 5:14 - Noble Forrest Adair, "The Bubbles Speech" from "Unto the Least of These": A Story of the Shriners’ Hospitals for Crippled Children, 1948 pgs. 20-24 5:26 - 6:02 - Excerpted from the Prince Hall Shriner ritual of 1973 6:11 - 6:20 - ROJ Directory - PORTLAND COURT NO. 29, 1976 6:50 - 7:06 - A Sentimental Journey - The History of the First Hundred years, Page 212, LCCCN 88-71540 9:35 - 9:42 ROJ Directory - PORTLAND COURT NO. 29, 1976 10:40 - 14:15 - Milwaukee Sentinel - 8-3-1989, Milwaukee Sentinel - 2-3-1990, Milwaukee Journal 2-3-1990 14:48 - 18:04 - The infamous - 'Sam Houston' letter. 18:38 - 18:42 U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr. - Trooper's parties test Mann Act" DemocratandChronicle.com 22:12 - 23:07 - Probe of Jesters’ carousing goes national - By Dan Herbeck - Buffalo News 23:15 - 23:54 - Ex-Jesters confirm "Sam Houston" E-mail - By Sandy Frost 24:00 - 26:24 - Jester Confesses to Wife He Organized Prostitutes - By Sandy Frost 26:36 - 26:56 - Probe of Jesters’ carousing goes national - By Dan Herbeck - Buffalo News 27:05 - 27:13 - 'Would-Be Shriner Says He Was Subjected to Painful Initiation Rites' The Associated Press, November 20, 1991 27:46 - 28:11 - Proceedings of the 92nd Annual Meeting of the National Court of the ROJ 37:17 - 39:01 - Credit to Sandy Frost for research and official documents 43:52 - 44:07 Different jurisdictions have different rules, but most agree on the following - example: Laws of the Grand Lodge of Texas: Article 506 Certain Other Offenses: (5) To indulge in the intemperate use of intoxicating liquor, gambling or profane swearing. (13) To cohabit with lewd women 44:26 - 44:37 - Noble Robert D. Roslund, Florida Shrine Legions of Honor Association (interviewed at the S.E. Shriners Convention Chatt. TN Summer 2007) 45:39 - 47:35 - W.L. Wilmshurst - The Masonic Initiation, Chapter 1 Imperial Potentate Collins to all Potentates - December 1, 1905, quoted in - 'A Sentimental Journey - The History of the First Hundred years