Willow Creek, Pennsylvania–After traveling upon the Bifrost of the sleepy town, Brother Thor Odinson, Crown Prince of Asgard, along with friend, Jake Olson, a member of Orange Grove Lodge No. 471 under the Grand Lodge of California, were reportedly denied entry into a lodge of Master Masons, because he was a practicing Odinist. According to reports, the Worshipful Master of Willow Grove Lodge No. 1298, Ken Williams, informed the Tyler that, “no paganist would be allowed entrance into this lodge as long as I’m Master.”
“We just can’t let people with different belief systems into this Fraternity without vetting that belief system, “stated Williams, “Do we even know what an Odinist believes? Is there even a God there?”
Although equipped with Masonic emblems, his own working gavel, Mjolnir, and riding astride two goats, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr, the Master’s prerogative held sway.
“‘Twas a strange circumstance,” said Odinson, “that yon lodge would denyth themselves the presence of the Crown Prince of Asgard. ‘Tis mine own religion, to honor mine Father, the All-father, He that defeateth Surtur, the evil demon of Muspelheim. Doth not this land, this great Midgardian land, give to mine own kind those inalienable rights to loveth mine Father as my kind hath for millennia?”
Olson continued, “I’m speaking for Brother Thor here but it seems a little unfair that he be denied entry when Ra gets to be at the Scottish Rite all the time. Just seems unfair, ya know.”
The Honorable Reginald Farquar, XVI°