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References to Freemasonry in popular culture range from the vitriolic to the innocuous. Far more often they are merely misinformed allusions from which Freemasonry faces a far more insidious threat; that of being marginalized, trivialized, and fictionalized. Most of the references noted on this site are harmless, simply pointing out that Freemasonry has played a role in our society; some are humorous, yet some are disturbing in their associations.
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Masonic references in the writings of Charles Portis
"Some people will take it wrong and criticize me for not going to my father’s funeral. My answer is this: I had my father’s business to attend to. He was buried in his Mason’s apron by the Danville lodge." [p. 24.]
"He was a Cumberland Presbyterian and a Mason and he fought with determination at the battle of Elkhorn Tavern...." [p. 11.]
"The Danville lodge had charge of the graveside service." [p. 76.]
"McAlester is also the international headquarters of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls." [p. 159.]
"My thought was: The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner." [p. 214.]

Charles Portis, True Grit. New York : Simon and Schuster, 1968. True Grit appeared in a somewhat different version in the Saturday Evening Post..

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