By Michael Difensore
I was told by someone I know about a Masonic square and compass on a local elementary school here in Canton. The school is Claredon Elementary located at 412 Clarendon Ave, N.W. Canton, OH 44708. I went to the location to see if it was true and it was. On the very front of the building in carved out scroll work their is a large square and compass. Most people know that a square and compass is a masonic symbol so why is it on the public elementary school?
This story gets even more weird when I found out the scroll work was moved from the old Clarendon School building to the new building that was just finished not long ago. Another thing that is strange about this school is they are called the Claredon Cobras. In my opinion it looks like someone made sure the school kept the symbol but why? I thought that America's public schools are governed by the principle of separation of church and state? If the Mason symbol was replaced by a Christian cross their would be a uproar. No one says anything though about the Mason symbols on public buildings. Some people think that Freemasons are just a fraternal brotherhood. But the fact is they are a religion who believes in a deity or a God. Here is the Merriam Webster Dictionary defining the word religion - (1): the service and worship of God or the supernatural (2): commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance2: a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices3archaic : scrupulous conformity : conscientiousness4: a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith. The Freemasons are clearly a religion. Once a Mason gets promoted past the 32 degree he will find out the Freemasons worship Lucifer. So its ok for a Satanic religion to have their symbols on public buildings threw out America but not Christians. A evil secret society rules over America in plain sight.