After an afternoon and evening running errands in and around Memphis today, I come back home and on my way into the house, I picked up the mail, which included a letter from the Grand Lodge F & A M of Tennessee. I have been waiting for and dreading this letter for some time.
The important part reads,
The defendant was found guilty of the charges and will receive the sentence of 'Expelled from Masonry' as of July 19, 2016.
I love this country and what it stands for so much that I spent 13 years serving it, ready to lay down my life if called upon. I love Masonry more. I felt it was necessary for me to make this stand because Masonry taught me to never compromise my character.
If I seem angry, short-tempered or more sarcastic than usual, this is why. I ask for your forgiveness.