Freemasonry a Secret Society?
Freemasonry is secret only in the manner by which
one member recognizes another, and its method of
symbolic instruction. It is not a secret society,
but a society of secrets. Freemasonry makes no
attempt to conceal its existence, its principles,
its purpose, or its aim. Its members proudly declare
their affiliation, Masonic buildings are publicly
located and clearly identified. Gatherings of its
members are frequently public with announcements
published in the press. Its Constitutions are
printed for any to see, and its rules and
regulations are available for inspection.