Excerpt from a lecture ‘Latter-day Saints and Freemasonry’ (2005): 1
Q: Wouldn’t it be more correct to say that Masonry came out of the endowment?
KEARNEY: It would be if you believed that Freemasonry has a continuous historical line from King Solomon’s Temple to the current. Unfortunately, there is no historical evidence to support a continuous functioning line from Solomon’s Temple to the present. We know what went on in Solomon’s Temple; it’s the ritualistic slaughter of animals.
Excerpt from ‘Manuscript History of Brigham Young’, 13 November, 1858, Church Archives: 2
“We have the true Masonry. The Masonry of today is received from the apostasy which took place in the days of Solomon, and David. They have now and then a thing that is correct, but we have the real thing.”
|1||The Message and the Messenger: Latter-day Saints and Freemasonry – https://www.fairmormon.org/conference/august-2005/the-message-and-the-messenger-latter-day-saints-and-freemasonry|
|2||‘Heber C. Kimball and Family, The Nauvoo Years’, Stanley B. Kimball – https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1737&context=byusq|