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Another fantastic piece. About that Civic Center that is clearly in the form of a Mosque with minaret. I felt compelled to do some research. It's the "Algeria Shrine Temple" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria_Shrine_Temple, built by the Shriners (high level free masons, don't be fooled by the tiny clown cars they ride!) The Shriners are officially part of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry, and they claim to be about fun and charity. I read about a party they had where they were doing the Muslim thing full on, but almost in jest. When I tried to find a reference to the mock-Islam festivities, I didn't find it, but I did find many Shriner/Masony websites that say their is NO CONNECTION. And at the same time, they have an Illinois chapter that calls themselves "Mohammed Shriners". https://www.shrinersinternational.org/en/chapters/mohammed-shriners. Like all your episodes - there is so much content it could expand into a book worth of conversation. I'm holding back! But just one more thing. Helena was Ground Zero for the first laws suits the Roman Catholic Church lost because of priests molesting children. https://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-montana-diocese-bankruypcty-sex-abuse-20140131-story.html

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Nov 18, 2023Liked by DW Shumway

No entangling alliances!

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Nov 18, 2023Liked by DW Shumway

Ok wow about the Governor’s office. He’ll be getting a phone call Monday!

Love the guy out front!

Thanks! Great job!

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